Two approaches to hill workouts

Hill workouts are generally regarded as an effective and safe way to introduce the body to more high-intensity work.  But it can also be a great way to build strength and reduce injuries.  Because of this, everyone from beginners to elite runners can benefit by incorporating...

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How long should your long run be?

This week a friend of mine asked, "how long should my long run be?" Obviously the answer to that question depends on a number of different factors -- how long you've been running, what distance you're training for, injury history, etc.   But, as a general rule...

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Find your inner sprinter

Most distance runners aren't that fast. There's a reason that we gravitated towards cross country or marathons rather than soccer or football.   That's why when you hear runners talk about "speed" work they could mean a progression run, repeats at 5k pace, or a tempo run.  We...

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