The Gym Jones Approach to Distance Running

Pretty much anything Mark Twight offered up was so difficult in the kind of way where you wish you had never been born – and even more than that, wished he had never been born.” – Gerard

How to Treat Injuries Like an Elite: Healing ITBS in Five Days

Two weeks ago, I set out to run 11 miles with a few 30 second sprints near the end in my old Nike XC spikes. It was supposed to be a standard distance run with some turnover work, …

Strength Exercises for Runners: It’s Time to Level Up Your Running

Running injuries happen for so many reasons – aggressive mileage increases, running too fast on your easy days, poor running form, muscle imbalances, and lack of recovery between hard workouts. Do you notice a theme here? All of these

Laying the Fitness Foundation: How to Skip the Intro Training Plan for Beginners

Have you ever met a successful runner who has only been running for a few months? I have. There are certain people who seem to jump into running and are able to perform at a competitive level. How do

Five Workout Videos to Inspire and Motivate Your Running

Have you dreamed of effortlessly sprinting through the woods with the warm sun on your back?  Or maybe carving your abs out of granite?  If you’re looking to get in the best shape of your life, these videos provide …

Born to Run is Not Only About Barefoot Running: How Christopher McDougall Really Became an Ultra Runner

If you take a poll in most running circles and ask, “What is Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run about?” you will most likely get the same answer: barefoot running.  And it’s simply not true.

Questioning our need for …

Elite Core and Dynamic Warm-Ups: A Comprehensive Guide

There’s no doubt that distance runners need to strengthen their core and properly warm-up for a run.

But the days of crunches and pre-run static stretching are over.  High school kids, Division I runners, and professional athletes are all …

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 …

Skip the Monthly Membership: Home Gym Exercises Made Easy

How many of us know that we should lift and have bought a gym membership in order to do our strength workouts?  After a month most people don’t go to the gym enough to make it worth it.  The …

Gym Workouts for Runners: Functional Strength

Once per week, I head to the gym for a quick lifting session.  I believe gym workouts for runners are important, but I don’t think you need to do a lot. Most of the strength benefits can be realized …