Small Wins = Huge Improvements: How to Run Faster Over the Long-Term

After training for 12 years, I’ve realized the importance of “small wins” in a training program.  They’re so important but often overlooked.  Small, frequent wins help you maintain confidence, motivation, and keep you focused on your running goals.

Not …

Sore Shins Got You Down? How to Get Rid of Shin Splints For Good

Shin splints are a tricky injury to discuss.  There’s no clear cure and every runner will respond differently to various treatment options.  I’m even hesitant to call shinsplints an “injury” – sore shins simply don’t qualify in my book.  …

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 …

Forget the 10% Rule: How to Increase Mileage Safely

Is the 10% Rule bogus? Not really, but it certainly doesn’t show you how to run more mileage in every situation.

How to Increase Mileage

I read about running constantly.  Learning about the sport is something I’m passionate about.  But no matter where …

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.

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Trail Running Training in the Gym: How to Get Faster on the Trails

Moving the majority of your training to the trails is one of the best decisions you can make.  If you run on the roads every day and rarely venture into the trails, you may be missing out on one …

How to Avoid Injury: Know Your Limitations When You’re Making Bad Decisions

In April of 2009 I started running again after about 6  months of inactivity.  I had a very bad illiotibial (IT) band injury that flared up about a week after the 2008 NY Marathon.  Since resurrecting my running …

Using Minimalism as a Tool Not a Way of Life

The minimalist debate is all wrong these days.  You have one side arguing that shoes are evil and Nike is out to profit from your ignorance.  The other side is saying we need to protect our feet and correct …

Training Variations: Small Changes Can Help You Avoid Injury

After over eleven years of training and reading countless running books, I’ve implemented a strategy that is keeping me injury-free.  I feel better now that I have in a very long time and what’s more, I actually feel more …

How to Reduce Inflammation: 3 Tactics to Run Pain Free

Chronic inflammation from a heavy training load can increase your risk of injuries if it is not taken care of soon.  As my old coach used to say, “Don’t burn the candle at both ends.” He was saying that …