Start Minimalist Running
Minimalist running shoes are making a serious bid for the spot light. Is it right for you? The only way to find out is to try. Consult this guide for your first steps.
» Learn How to Transition to Minimalist Running
Adjust Calorie Intake After a Marathon
Several weeks ago I ran the marathon I've been training for since January, and now I've gained four pounds in the past six weeks. How can I keep the weight off?
» Learn How to Adjust Calorie Intake After a Marathon
Use Caffeine on Race Day
Caffeine has long been recognized as a performance-enhancing drug. It’s been proven to increase endurance, decrease perceived effort, and increase oxygen uptake, all of which adds up to a maximum improvement in time trial performance of about 3.4 percent.
» Learn How to Use Caffeine on Race Day
Improve Your Time in the 40-Yard-Dash
Remember when you ran to catch the school bus as a kid? The chase only lasted a few seconds, but you were still winded. That's the type of exercise almost nobody does as an adult, but if you want to improve your sprint time.
» Learn How to Improve Your Time in the 40-Yard-Dash
Avoid 5 Common Triathlon Mistakes
As we approach race day, you should be progressing well and building the fitness to have a great day. Unfortunately, this is the period when I see so many triathletes make simple mistakes that extinguish the chance for a solid performance.
» Learn How to Avoid 5 Common Triathlon Mistakes
Run the NYC Marathon
Going 26.2 miles is a great way to prove your grit—and there's no greater showcase than the world's biggest. Presenting a simple plan to get anyone off the couch and across the finish line.
» Learn How to Run the NYC Marathon
Improve Your Running Speed
Biomechanists have long known that there are two ways to improve running speed. Increase your stride length and increase your stride frequency.
» Learn How to Improve Your Running Speed
Add Traction to Your Running Shoes
There’s a cheaper way to add traction to a pair of shoes without buying Yaktrax, Kohtoola Microspikes, 32 North Stabilicers Sport, or any of the other popular accessories runners use to ply icy pavement.
» Learn How to Add Traction to Your Running Shoes
Find Your Ideal Race Weight
Weight is often a sensitive topic, particularly for athletes who feel that a few pounds are the only thing separating them from a podium finish.
» Learn How to Find Your Ideal Race Weight
Run Like the Wind
Or the breeze, whatever. The three keys, according to Chris Carmichael, are a smooth stride, explosive power, and a strong torso.
» Learn How to Run Like the Wind
Run Your Best Half-Marathon
The marathon’s little brother has been bumper-sticker branded 13.1. The distance is half that of a marathon, but that doesn’t mean running one is half the achievement.
» Learn How to Run Your Best Half-Marathon