3 killer mistakes to avoid with your long run

This week for Marathon Monday I want to take a look at THE most important element of marathon training: the long run. Because the marathon is such a long event, it's critical that you get the most you can out of your long runs.   Check out...

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Critical marathon training elements

This is the first in a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   To kick off the "Marathon Monday" series, I've got an overview of essential marathon training elements that you...

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Glute strength for runners

Lately there has been a big push in the world of physical therapy for runners to improve their glute strength -- and it's not just so that we can look better in our tights. The reason for this fixation on glute strength for runners is...

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Practice balance to be a better runner

One thing that sets running apart from other sports is that you never have both feet on the ground at the same time. So all the stabilizing work your body has to do happens with only one foot on the ground -- and that's an...

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Dress Rehearsal Run

Tapering for a marathon or half-marathon is a pretty individual thing. Each runner reacts to stress and rest differently and the recipe for a great race will be different from runner to runner.   But, there is one ingredient that EVERY runner needs to include the week of...

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How to not waste your warm-up

If you look around at a 5k or 10k road race, you're probably pretty confused about how you're supposed to warm-up. Some runners will do some light jogging. Others will add some drills or strides. A few will literally just sit around until the start --...

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Train for your race tactics

When most of us enter a road race, we're trying to run as fast as we can. But a lot of times place matters, too -- either overall or within your age group. And you need to approach a race differently if all you're concerned...

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Tips to get back into running

No matter how much you like to run, everyone takes a break from it from time to time. Sometimes it's because you just finished a marathon cycle. Sometimes it's because of injury, sickness, stress at work, vacation, and on and on.   When you get back into...

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3 steps to turn a bad race into a positive

Run enough races and you're going to have a bad one. Maybe you didn't train enough. Maybe you didn't follow your race plan. Maybe the weather was bad, or you just had a bad day.   Bad races happen, but that doesn't mean it was a wasted race. Follow...

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Smarter cross-training in 1 chart

Cross-training has a bad reputation. It's not just something to do when you're injured and can't run. It can be a great way to supplement your running routine. Used correctly, it reduces injuries, helps you recover, and makes you a faster runner.   But not all cross-training...

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