The Value of Uncertainty

Back in January, I was thrilled to get into the Vermont 100 miler.  I watched and waited as they made the race selections public online, and with less than 30 slots left, my name was finally chosen!

VT100 Finisher

I started …

Olympian Emma Coburn on Momentum, Training Staples, and Extending Her Season

Emma Coburn is one of the most dominant runners on the planet with an Olympic Bronze, a World Championship title, and a World Championship runner-up just in the last few years (among many other accomplishments).

Emma Coburn Running

And her primary event …

The Complete Guide to the Pros and Cons of the Running Streak

A running streak can be a useful, fun, and challenging way to meet more of your running goals. But is a run streak for every runner?

running streak

In this article, I want to go into depth on running streaks and …

Coach Abby Stanley on Athletic Development and Making the Most of Your Training

One of the more interesting questions a coach can be asked is, “How do I keep improving for years and years?” How provocative! And valuable!

 

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Baseline Mileage: A Better Way to Boost Weekly Running Mileage

Your weekly running mileage is one of the most important aspects of training to track over time. If there’s one training metric that predicts performance, it’s your total weekly volume.

Weekly Running Mileage

When it comes to weekly mileage, there are a …

The Ingredients of Improvement: How Doug Hay Progressed Over 10 Years

Progress is what made me fall in love with running in 1998. If I put in the work, I improved – and that was intoxicating.

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Jason leading a 2-mile in 2002

In hindsight, running is what created my growth …

Season Planning and the Pro Runner Experience with Kate Grace & Endeavorun

The pro runner experience captured my imagination during my college years. Can you just imagine running for your job?!

Kate Grace Race

Kate Grace rockin’ Old Glory

Perhaps the college track experience gives an athlete a brief taste of what being a …

Why Periodization Matters for Your Training (and how to make it work for you)

A few years into my running career, I noticed a consistent pattern: every year had the same training rhythm. I later learned about periodization – and how helpful it is for runners.

Principle of Progression

Cyclical training progresses over time

About 15 …

Boost Your Running Alignment to Achieve Your Biggest Goals

If reaching your potential excites you, then the concept of alignment will help you realize everything you’re capable of achieving.

Running Alignment

Alignment is when your goals, actions, and mindset are in harmony and move you toward your potential.

In other …

Do You Think Linearly About Running?

In running, there are rarely black or white, binary, or simple issues. Caveats and nuance impact every coach’s decisions.

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You’ve probably heard a coach chuckle after saying “it depends” to one of your running questions. It’s the …