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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.
Add these rolling-recovery intervals to your training program to develop your ability to burn lactate, and run faster for longer.
How to make the best of a bad situation, whether in training, competition, or life.
Develop mental fitness and resilience by learning how to face reality like elite runners.
Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it?
Get your training intensity and volume right by basing it on time rather than distance.
A new study finds foot strengthening lowers injuries by a whopping 41 percent.
"Should I Push or Should I Back Off?" – the Answer is Inside You.
Want to train at the right intensity? The simple talk test is proven to be as accurate as new technologies.
Lactate threshold is one of the best measures of running fitness, and most useful for planning your training. Here's how to discover your lactate threshold without a lab.
Rules for managing your body composition without focusing on your weight.
Steady pacing is proven to be the most effective strategy in long races, so why is it so hard to achieve? Plus: The keys to mastering pacing.
Brain science reveals the reasons we choke when we care most about our performance, and strategies to build the confidence we need to avoid it.
Optimizing your running frequency requires considering your goals, life schedule, running experience and motivation.
Sometimes the best run is somewhere between hard and easy. Here are three uses for moderate runs, and three examples to try.
How keeping a training diary will help you become a better runner and find more satisfaction in your running.
Advanced training methods proven effective by scientists, coaches, and athletes.
An amateur who trained with a top elite team shares three of their multi-pace killer workouts plus lighter versions for mortals getting marathon-fit.
The world's most widely used drug boasts some powerful beneficial for runners.
In an excerpt from Running the Dream, Matt Fitzgerald describes a workout during his summer of training with the Northern Arizona Elite.
Hone your ability to judge running effort and extend yourself a bit more with each interval in this elite-proven workout.
A treadmill-specific workout, this tempo run variation builds strength, reduces impact and keeps it interesting.
Runner's knee, the most common running injury, is not what you might think it is. New understanding changes how you treat it.
Speed work will raise your aerobic capacity, but to improve performance, you need every piece of the fitness puzzle.
High intensity training has been proven to enhance health and running performance alike. Here's why you should go fast as well as long.
Muscle soreness is part of the training process, but what you consume can reduce it.
4 reasons why running consistently helps you enjoy every run more, and get injured less often.
Why you should run more miles, and how to do it safely and effectively.
Try this challenging and mentally-engaging multi-pace workout to introduce speed in a time-based, road-friendly format.
Recovery runs actually don't help you recover—but they're still worth doing for their training benefits.
Regularly crashing and slowing at the end of long runs is not normal, and can be dangerous.
The no-excuses motivation of run streaking may be just what you need to up your running game.
Most of us are not going to do 110-mile weeks, but we can learn from elite examples and apply the same principles to become our best.
The benefits of running go far beyond health and fitness. Scientific advances may replicate the physical benefits, but running gives us much more; it makes us better people.
When my wife tried to kill me, when I went to jail for battery, and when I finally tried to take my own life, there was one thing that kept me from unraveling
Adding the stress of a depleted morning run after an afternoon interval workout can boost aerobic capacity.
Timing carbs and workouts can help build fat-burning ability while still maintaining high-quality training.
An alternative to traditional tempo runs, over/under intervals provide a fun, effective workout on the roads or treadmill.
Ready to achieve your next marathon goal? Not until you’ve done this workout.
Studies show jumping in the pool may be more effective than rest to help you bounce back between running workouts
The average competitive runner runs 35.5 miles per week. Is that enough? Hint: Probably not.
Your knee pain likely stems from weakness farther up the chain. Here's how to strengthen your hips, improve your stride, and save your knees.
Four types of track interval workouts, their benefits, and how to optimally incorporate them into your training
Use these tips to make it easier to roll out of bed the morning after a hard workout
Some experts advocate quality over quantity. Others say the opposite. Who’s right?
Whether you want to PR or just finish, this training plan can help you jump from a 5K to a 5-miler. Here's how to choose the proper effort.
You're dreading workouts, easy days aren't easy, and other signs that you're spending too much time on the trails
The line between being undertrained and perfectly fit is thin. Here's how to ensure that you don't end up on the wrong side.
Adding anaerobic training—sprints, plyometrics, and weightlifting—to your regimen will increase speed, power, and running economy
This brainchild of French exercise scientist Veronique Billat may be the best workout you've never done.
A new study would have us believe that we have to work harder now to maintain a healthy weight. But is it true?
What does a typical Kenyan diet look like and why is it effective for fueling runners?
Do we really need special diets in order to increase our performance? As it turns out, best runners in the world eat remarkably similar to everyone else in their culture.
Recovery schedules to guide your return to full training after a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon.
A study shows endurance athletes have chronically elevated cortisol levels—but is it dangerous?
Studies show less flexible runners are more economical, but there are other reasons to stretch
Learn the difference between flexibility and mobility, and focus on the latter.
To stay properly fueled match your carb intake to your activity level, focus on quality, and consider what time of day you eat certain meals.
A checklist of training, nutrition and gear priorities during the hours leading up to your big race
Everything you've learned about lactic acid is wrong—here's the truth
Avoid these errors and you will be well on your way toward getting the most out of your heart-rate monitor