Sprint and Speed Development for Endurance Runners with Coach Ryan Banta

Runners know that speed is key to performance. But often, they aren’t directly targeting speed development. How can long distance runners train to get faster?

develop speed

Many adaptations are necessary to develop speed. Running the same loop at the same …

Tom “Tinman” Schwartz on Smart Training and the Secret Sauce of Tinman Elite

What qualities come to mind about athletes participating in team sports? Perhaps you’re thinking cooperative, supportive, uplifting, or energetic. Now what about individual sports?

learning from teams

Solo athletes may appear more competitive and self-focused, but we can’t …

Behind-the-Scenes of a Major Marathon: Eli Asch on Directing Big Races

A curious trend happened this year. Amidst a global pandemic, more marathons have been logged than before, despite nearly zero official races being held.

marathons in a pandemic

Not only are people running more, they are running faster! At least that is what …

Noah Droddy on Rapid Improvement and Engineering Your Next Performance Breakthrough

Leaps forward in performance are every runner’s dream. What if we could bottle up the secret sauce for it and share with everyone?

performance improvement

While we can’t bottle up improvement, we can learn the lessons of improvement from those who …

Debunking 10 Common Running Myths from Boston Qualifiers to Weight Loss and Everything in Between

How do myths get started? From common misunderstanding to old wives’ tales, it can be hard to filter truth from fiction. Today we’re setting the record straight on 10 common running myths.

running myths

For example, did you know that urine

Olympian Molly Huddle: How to Stay Driven, Be a Role Model, and Run Mentally Tough

The global pandemic put an end to our races and, for many, our commitment to training. But at least we still have running memes.

running memes

(No judgement here, check out these running memes for a laugh.)

The reality is that …

The Ultimate Taper Episode with Author Alex Hutchinson

You’ve logged the miles and now it’s time to race. What is the single, most effective, and nearly universal strategy to ensure you get the best performance? Tapering! 

runner tapering

If you’ve followed a well-structured program leading up to a race, …

Professor Brian Zuleger on the Mental Strengths of Youth, Community, and Fun

Diving into the minds of collegiate athletes is fascinating. Especially if those days are behind you, it can be hard to remember how different our perspectives were in our late teens and early 20s. What can we learn from …

Q&A for New Runners on Where to Start and How to Improve

We welcome all new runners. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or just feel like you have a lot to learn – we’re here to support you. Today we address your questions about running, even those that you …

Running Your Fastest Marathon as a Master: A Behind-the-Scenes Coaching Call

Improving your marathon time is a great goal for seasoned runners who want to push themselves. But what strategies work when you’re a master’s runner and your PR was run 20 years previously?

running a faster marathon

Recreational runners may not have the …