Running Rogue with Coach Chris McClung

I’ve long said that knowledge is a competitive advantage. Wiser runners make fewer training errors – and reap the benefits.

Running Smart

Education is paramount to success in any endeavor. Running is no different.

I started my own running education by …

Running Technique Made Simple: 3 Fixes to Upgrade Your Form

We’ve all heard that “running is just putting one foot in front of the other.” But is running technique really that simple?

Running Technique

The complicated answer is that running technique is both simple and complex.

It’s simple because every human …

Fast Kate Grace on Growing Up Fit, Staple Workouts, and Courage

Kate Grace is one of the most dominant middle distance runners in the country. Her nickname –¬†Fast Kate¬†– tells you what type of runner she is!

Fast Kate Grace

Photo by David Bracetty

Kate was born into a family that …

Two Surprising Prevention Strategies from Two Pro Athletes

The first 11 years of my running career had me constantly battling foot injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, IT Band Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and a chronic SI joint problem.

No wonder I’m biased toward injury prevention!

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

After years of …

Peter Bromka on the Fear and Hope of the Marathon

26.2 miles is an enchanting distance; it’s approachable but long enough to humble even the best runners. What is it about the marathon that has captured the imaginations of so many of us?

Peter Bromka

Perhaps the marathon is so captivating …

How to Avoid the Dark Side of Passion and Build a Sustainable Running Obsession

I’ll openly admit I got addicted to running when I started. The progress! The improvements! The thrill of running faster and faster got me hooked. But… was it healthy?

Jason (right) did not perfect the final lean until college…

Glute Strengthening for Runners: How to Get Started

Big butts, I cannot lie: they’re great for runners. But our glute muscles are often neglected – and that’s leaving a lot of runners injured.

glute strengthening

The glutes are really made up of three separate muscles that make your booty …

3:53 Miler Craig Engels on Training for Speed and his ’80s-era Mustache

Craig Engels is one of the biggest personalities in track and field. He’s also a 3:53 miler who loves to crush opponents on the track.

 

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How Deena Kastor Used Her Mind to Become a World-Class Athlete

Deena Kastor is arguably the best distance runner of a generation. And she didn’t get there just by having the most physical talent…

Deena Kastor

During much of her career, Deena relied on talent and a hard-charging attitude to win races. …

The Truth About Static Stretching for Runners

Static stretching was probably introduced to you when you first started running. Hell, you probably stretched before you ever went running!

static stretching example

But it’s time to confront the conventional wisdom that runners need static stretching, especially before a run.

We …