Loading up on carbs and fat is proven to work, but only for certain races and with its own side effects. Here's the science on what actually works.

Avoiding premature peaking requires a strategic, patient, long-term view that builds over months and seasons.  

Your long run pace depends on your running goals, what systems you're trying to improve, current fitness, and what you mean by long.

Runners make a mistake when they base all their training on the length of a target race: here's what you need to be your best at every distance.

A popping sensation in your knee may not mean serious damage. Pete Magill answers what the likely cause is and how to treat it.

We often hear the term VO2 max in relation to fitness and in training programs. What does it mean and how important is it?

Treadmill running has some unique risks, but you can reduce your treadmill injury risk by following a few simple guidelines.

Hill repeats are a super-effective 5K workout. Here's how to schedule them into your training.

If you want to net a goal performance in your next race, follow these racing guidelines from Pete Magill's book, "Fast 5K."

5 Equipment-free exercises to strengthen the hamstring, one of the most important and injury-prone muscles for running.

The acceleration mechanics practiced by the world’s top sprinters are, by and large, the same mechanics you’ll use (or should use) in your sport.

Mileage isn't a training plan, just the sum of the workouts you need to train for your goal race. Here's how to figure out what you need.

A deconstruction of the myth of "falling forward," and the physics behind how to actually create a fast, efficient stride.

Thorough advice on why runners need resistance training, how much you should do, and how to fit it into your running schedule

Here’s how to adjust your training in the heat, and help your body adapt so it can handle more.

Speed-work spokesman Pete Magill explains why sprints, strength, and agility are just as crucial in distance running as they are in field sports.

Why it's best to wait for the off-season to give blood.

If distance runners are so strong, why are they so skinny?

Timing training is crucial in young runners' growth cycles, but the most important thing you can do is help them build a love for the sport.

Racing with a pre-determined goal pace fails to take into account race-day variables and will lead to sub-optimal results.

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