Published

Science-backed strategies to help you learn to accept racing discomfort and choose how you react to it

Three methods to cultivate pacing mastery and optimize your performance potential

Even those running less get faster in races when abiding by this golden ratio of training intensity.

Why marathon pacing is so hard, and how can you improve your ability to pace optimally and not to hit the wall hard during the 26.2-mile challenge.

Take a cue from the pros and add a few mobility and strength exercises each day to prevent injury and run better.

Faced with heart damage and debilitating long-haul COVID-19, the author asks himself hard questions, and keeps dreaming.

Sharpen your speed and build high-intensity fatigue resistance with this simple cut down track workout designed for improving 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon times

Hills, mud, redline intensity... training like an XC runner will make you a better runner all around: faster, stronger, more in tune with your body and mentally tougher.

Three distinct types of progression runs — that finish faster than started — to incorporate into your training plans, plus their unique benefits.

New science shows a disconnect between injury and pain, and suggests we may be better able to self-manage training pains than we think.

Psychological skills training can significantly reduce stress and negative thoughts before and during a marathon — that’s important for your time, and for having a good time.

Training in the African running powerhouse of Ethiopia may look completely different, but their practices reflect universal principles you can use.

The psychological characteristics that lead to over-reliance on data, and 3 ways to teach yourself how to trust your own perceptions and judgments more than you trust your watch.

What percentage of your running volume can you replace with other types of exercise and not have to adjust your goals?

Don’t sabotage the purpose of a workout by trying to nail the numbers. Here's how to trust and adjust to maximize each workout's purpose.

Reflections on fitness and health, long-haul COVID, choices, and consequences.

Why it’s better to structure your training around the past, not what you hope to someday achieve.

Jenny Simpson's final race as a college runner was a fascinating example of how the mind can limit the body.

Why enjoyment is key to achieving your goals, and three strategies for making your training more fun.

When Plan A goes out the window, knowing the ultra-realistic goal you can control will help you find Plan B and keep you on the road to success.

See the archive