Increasing mileage safely — forget the 10% rule

One common problem I see with runners is that they increase their mileage too quickly. It's a problem I see with beginning runners as well as more experienced runners who are coming off an injury or a break in their training. In either case, the risk...

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“Dumb butt” syndrome

Beginning in the next month or so, I'll be writing the "Maintenance Plan" column for Running Times. It will cover injury prevention, training issues, all sorts of small things that can make you a better runner.   The first one has to do with "dumb butt" syndrome...

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Our lazy bodies

About seven weeks ago, I ran the Atlanta Half-Marathon. Given my training leading up to the race, I was happy with my time and felt good about the shape that I was in. Fast forward to two days ago, and I was struggling to finish a...

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Planning your year

Right now, lots of people are planning their training and racing for 2014. And with so many great races out there, sometimes it's tough to pick just a few. So should you bother to limit yourself?   A couple weeks ago, I had a client ask me...

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