Running Downhill: Preparing for Hilly Courses (Boston Marathon Prep!)

The Boston Marathon was last week and it was a helluva race.

The elites took advantage of a strong tailwind and favorable temperatures to run incredibly fast: the winning time was 2:03:02 – the fastest time ever run. American …

The Runner’s Body as a System: Creating More Holistic Training

While running, your body is orchestrating a complex symphony of muscle movements that help you absorb shock, transfer energy, and stay upright. The coordination to run efficiently is astounding. Your left leg muscles must work in harmony with your …

Prevent Running Injuries: Inefficient Movement Patterns and the FMS

Runners are always looking for the newest way to prevent running injuries and help them train smarter. From compression socks, foam rollers, and even full leg compression sleeves (ridiculous, aren’t they?).

Most of the products that you buy help …

How Well Do You Move? Assessing Functional Movement

“Running is easy! Just put one foot in front of the other over and over again.” We’ve all heard it from our non-runner friends.

And they couldn’t be more wrong.

Running is a highly complex motion involving the entire …

The Minimalist Running Blog Carnival

Since Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, the running community has embraced minimalism and barefoot running. It’s not a fad or a passing trend – it’s here to stay.

And for good reason: wearing less shoe can help you …

Developing Running Coordination and Athleticism (Or, Preventing One-Dimensional Fitness)

Runners can be in great shape, but most of them aren’t very athletic. Two of the worst basketball players I’ve ever seen were three-season runners. Ask most runners to hurdle, dribble a soccer ball, or cut back and forth …

Minimalist Running Shoes, Injuries, and Qualifying for Boston: An Interview with Runblogger’s Pete Larson

One of the most difficult decisions a runner has to make is what to put on their feet. There are countless options out there, from bulky motion-control shoes to neutral trainers and finally, barefoot.

How do you know what’s …

How to Run like Chris Solinsky: Improve Your Form to Prevent Injuries

Earlier this year, Chris Solinsky stunned the nation as he shattered the American Record in the 10,000 meters. Running 26:59 in his debut 10k, Solinsky became the first ever American under 27 minutes and the fastest ever non-African. A …

How to Run Pain-Free After the Cubicle: 9 Tips to Beat Office Tightness

Anybody who works an office job knows that every day is nearly identical to the one before it – the same cubicle, the same desk chair, and the same restless feeling that you’re doing your body an injustice.

Let’s …

Tap Your Inner Caveman: Regain Your Primal Speed with Sprint Workouts

As distance runners, the majority of our mileage is fairly easy – and it should be.  Maintenance distance runs make up most of our weekly training.  After all, you can’t run hard every day.

But should you run fast …