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 …

How to Set (Any) Goal Time

Running is a uniquely objective sport because at its most fundamental, it’s all about the numbers: mileage, workout splits, and race finish times.

set goal time running

Of course, most of us run for far more meaningful and valuable reasons than “the numbers” …

How Christine Crushed Her First 100 Mile Ultra Marathon

When I started running regularly after graduating from college, the marathon sounded impossibly far. I’ll never do that, I thought. I’d heard horror stories of lost toenails and cripplingly sore quads…

Christine 100 mile ultra marathon

It’s funny how your mindset shifts! Fast-forward …

Running Boston? How to Plan the Morning of the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon has captured the imagination of runners for over a hundred years. And for good reason: it’s considered the “world’s most prestigious marathon.”

Boston Marathon Finisher

First run in 1897 with a mere 18 athletes, the 2017 race had over …

How to Run a Fast Mile, with NCAA Mile Champion Henry Wynne

The Mile: it’s captured the hearts of track fans for generations. And it requires the speed of a sprinter with the endurance of a distance specialist.

How to Run a Fast Mile

The mile is the only imperial distance that survived the metric transition and …

Devon Yanko – Leadville Trail 100 Champ – on Recovery and Prevention

Meet Devon Yanko. On August 19, 2017 she won the Leadville Trail 100 – a race where 9,200 feet altitude is the lowest you’ll experience on the course.

Devon Yanko Leadville Trail 100

She finished in 20:46:29, averaging 12:28 per mile – a …

Negative Splits: How to Finish Strong in Every Race

How fast should I run for the first mile of a 5k? What about a hilly half marathon?

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Pacing yourself during a race isn’t always …

Training for a Half Marathon PR: 3 Essential Ingredients

The half marathon is one of the fastest growing races in the world – and for good reason.

Muscle Tension: How to Increase Your “Stiffness” to Race Faster

Muscle tension. The phrase is usually associated with pain, soreness, or even spasms. But can it be a good thing?

Muscle Tension

Yes – muscle tension is actually a very good thing for runners!

But it’s probably a little different …

Suffering for the Love of Running: Amelia Boone on Grit & Passion

Amelia Boone is a force of nature. She’s not only a full-time attorney for Apple, but the most dominant female obstacle course athlete in history.

Amelia Boone Running

But she’s not just the best (if not THE best) female OCR athlete – …