Missed opportunities

A college coach of mine, Michelle Blessing, once told me “you only have three chances each week to get better” (two speed workouts and the long run).   That comment has stuck with me a lot longer than most of what I learned in college. (Sorry professors ...

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Expert Q&A: Alex Nichols

Alex Nichols is one of the best trail and ultra runners in the country -- a three-time top-10 ultra runner of the year, and two-time Pikes Peak Marathon winner.   Here Alex covers topics that range from the best way to structure training for trails and ultras,...

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Start dates for fall marathon training (CHART)

I’m a cautious person by nature, and (full disclosure) I have been wrong about every single prediction I’ve made about COVID and racing. So let’s just say I am going to whisper this and try not to jinx anything …   If you’re planning to run one...

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Webinar: Marathon Pre-Training

In this webinar, I took a look at the idea of marathon "pre-training" -- essentially the work that you need to do before you start marathon training to be in a position to make sure that you can get the most benefit out of it....

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The Common Sense Coach: Why the 5k

I'm partnering with PodiumRunner (https://www.podiumrunner.com​) on a new video series "The Common Sense Coach."   You can check out the first episode on why the 5k makes perfect sense right now and how it will benefit your races in the future.   The rest of the videos...

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Expert Q&A: Ryan Belmore, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

I have had the pleasure of knowing Ryan Belmore and working with him for several years now, and I've always been impressed with his knowledge of running injuries and running-specific strength. So I was happy to have him join me for a Q&A segment.   Here Ryan...

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The gift of running

Your body is built to adapt and grow stronger. This miracle of biology means that you are not forced to stay the same runner you are today.   The question, then, is why does it feel … so … damn … hard sometimes?   I think the answer comes...

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Out of hibernation

If you're like me, the last 10 months have essentially happened in a fog. Events floated by, time passed, and for most of it, I felt adrift with no anchor.   Now we enter the new year, and the tantalizing promise of "returning to normal" hangs in...

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Expert Q&A: Coach Carl

This time it was my turn in front of the camera to answer some questions about training, racing, stress, and shoes!   About Coach Carl Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their...

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Expert Q&A: Abby Keenan, MS, CMPC

There is no doubt that running is just as much mental as it is physical. So I wanted to take the time to chat with an expert about the mental side of running. Abby Keenan, MS, CMPC has a decade of experience helping athletes in...

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