How David Reinvented His Running (at age 73!)

On Monday, April 29th of this year I received an email from a runner named David that might change how you think about training. It sure did for me!

David Weightlifting

You see, David was 72 years old at the time. …

Do You Think Linearly About Running?

In running, there are rarely black or white, binary, or simple issues. Caveats and nuance impact every coach’s decisions.

Runners

You’ve probably heard a coach chuckle after saying “it depends” to one of your running questions. It’s the …

Body Care, Mobility, and Recovery with Alex Ellis

Faster recovery is intoxicating to runners because it means we can then train harder (and get faster!). But how can we boost our recovery abilities?

Child Running

Last year, I became fascinated (though not entirely surprised by) a study that claimed …

On the Value of Being Disqualified (Dirty 30 Trail Race Report)

On June 1st, I was disqualified from the 2019 Golden Gate Dirty 30 12-mile trail race. It was an absolute blast!

Dirty 30 Start

The start of the Dirty 30 12-mile trail race

You see, I cut the course. I would never …

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…