Many runners build an unhealthy relationship with racing that leads them to train for races, instead of racing at peak points in their training. Avoid this problem by following a simple basic training week, outlined here or available for download.
With the New Year approaching the season of giddy goal setting is almost upon us. You know, that short window at the end of the year when everyone makes snap resolutions about health, fitness, work, family, diet. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of these promises fail long before we remember to cancel that gym membership…but it […]
No, we run because it’s an amazing gift but also because it’s not always a given. The highs and lows are part of the territory; how you handle them is what defines you as a runner.
Here are my top three things to use when heading out in the heat; feel free to add your own product or concoction in the comments below, thanks!
Once you get over the initial fear of running and running long, most beginner runners fall head over heels (yes, pun intended!) for the sport. But like anything else, too much running can be less than ideal. Here’s how you can channel your newfound passion for running into improved fitness and results without risking injury.
Getting ready for the big dance, the full 26.2 miles, is a huge undertaking. As the day approaches, the true significance of the event becomes readily apparent by virtue of just how panicked you become. Not all of the worry is necessarily bad, but it can lead you down the path to some poor deciscions […]
One of the most challenging aspects of marathon training has to do with what makes it so effective: a repetitive weekly schedule. Here’s how to include some variety in your training program with unique workouts to keep things fun and fresh. Check out Run Roulette, our new iPhone app that will help you be a […]
Dealing with high temperatures and humidity on marathon race day is a critical success factor. If you can’t or don’t know how to beat the heat, your day could end prematurely and most likely your finishing time will fall far outside of your goal window. Here are three ways to make sure you avoid these […]
Courtesy MikeBaird on Flickr With the release of our recent blog post on Rethinking the Long Run, there have been a lot of questions about exactly how we structure our training to make sure that we actually do get fitter by training smarter. After all, pretty much anyone will agree with the desire to get […]