The Worst Marathon Training Advice I’ve Ever Heard

As you probably know, I am a huge running nerd. I read more running blogs, books, studies, and articles than is reasonable or necessary.

Bad Marathon Advice

While studies on lifting and running form don’t impress my wife, they help me …

Cycling or Spinning? The Best Cross Training for Runners

What’s a better cross training exercise for runners, cycling on the road or spinning?

Cycling

Runners are always looking for ways to get in better shape. When I was in college, I got a Trek road bike to stay fit

Ultramarathon Training Demystified: Tackling an Ultra with Bryon Powell

Ultramarathon. The mere mention of the word intimidates many runners. The marathon itself can be a big undertaking, requiring months of training, too many sacrifices to count, and the inevitable highs and lows of arduous training. Surely, ultramarathon

Hill Running 101: How to Take Your Running to New Heights

“Hills are speed work in disguise.” – Frank Shorter

With a good hill, you can train almost perfectly. Hills build leg strength, increase your running economy (efficiency), prevent injuries, reduce impact forces on your legs, increase stride power, and …

How to Ramp Up Your Mileage to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life

Earlier this week I wrote about the importance of running a high volume training program for most of the year. The benefits are undeniable:

  • Increased running economy and efficiency
  • More endurance through a higher aerobic capacity
  • Injury prevention by

What’s Your Total Work Volume? Running High Mileage and Reaching Your Potential

A lot of runners are looking for a silver bullet that’s going to make them faster. They think they just need that “one special ingredient” to their training plan and they’ll feel great, never get injured, and run PR’s …

Becoming an Aerobic Powerhouse: Tempo + Hills Combination Workout

Combining a tempo with hill repeats is an effective, time-efficient workout that can help you get closer to race-ready shape while boosting your endurance and muscle power. This session is strength oriented with a focus on developing your aerobic …

Pool Running: Why You’re Doing it Wrong and How to Pool Run to Get Faster

One of the best cross-training exercises for runners is pool running. It’s zero impact and has an extremely low risk of injury – making it a perfect supplemental form of training for a healthy runner and one of …

Running Advice for Beginners: Rotating Shoes and Scheduling Cross-Training

You’ve got running questions. I’ve got running advice.

This article is a continuation of the Q&A style in the Strength Running PR Guide that I released earlier this year. The PR Guide is a Q&A style book with nearly …

Run Your Next Personal Best: Triathlon Edition

2011 is the Year of the PR – have you run faster than ever yet?

If not, there’s still time. But to do something you’ve never done before, you have to do something you’ve never done before: better workouts, …