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 …

CEP Calf Compression Sleeve Review: Squeezing in More Recovery

I consider myself a little late to the compression scene. Many runners have been rocking compression socks and calf sleeves for over a year while I wasn’t totally convinced that they could provide much benefit.

After reading a great …

Endurasoak Mineral Salt Baths – Soak Your Pain Away?

It was a Saturday afternoon and I was on the verge of dozing off in the bathtub. I was testing Oasis Recovery System’s Endurasoak product, which claims to help you recover from hard workouts. That’s just what I needed; …

How to Prevent Over-Training and Running Fatigue (Or, How to Feel Great Every Day)

Too many runners fall victim to over-training and excessive running fatigue. I see a lot of new runners making mistakes with their training that put them at an increased risk for injury and feeling less than their best.…

Can Competitive Distance Running Be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

I’ve been a distance runner for 12 great years, transitioning from high school to college and now I’m training myself.  I started running about 20 miles per week and have gradually built up my endurance capacity to handle 90

Running Recovery Extreme: How to Bounce Back From Hard Training Quickly

Wouldn’t you like to run hard workouts and long runs and be able to recover well for the next day? Now you can.

I’m going to share my recovery routine that helps me bounce back from marathon prep workouts …

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 …

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 …

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 …