Richard A. Lovett
The psychology behind why we get so nervous before a race and strategies for coping with the impending pain
How to train your proprioception to more effectively control body movements and improve power, speed, agility, and durability
Your unexplained fatigue may be due to calorie deficiency, with serious implications for your health and performance
A leading exercise physiologist suggests developing a top speed two times faster than your marathon pace for a “speed reserve.” Here’s how to improve yours.
A new analysis of numerous studies sheds light on how, contrary to popular belief, running may actually build stronger cartilage. Here's what that means for training on arthritic joints.
5 facts about reducing training load and maintaining fitness as your marathon approaches. Plus, a proven 4-week marathon taper plan.
Don't just dominate the hills, conquer the whole course by running more strategically and finishing faster.
What if you had the chance to redress nature’s imbalance, change the luck of the genetic draw, level the playing field. What would you do?
A scientific paper predicts how potential future Summer Games host venues may become more and more constrained as global temperatures continue to rise.
The most disciplined runners know how to not to always do the max. Here's how to nurture one of the skills that can separate those who achieve long-term success from those whose careers are often plagued by injury.
Debunking the myth that you are broken if you don't maintain contact with your competitors in a race.
Try this simple, fun, and effective structured fartlek to cultivate sprint speed and improve your 5k-marathon time.
When you're running in the heat, how much should you adjust your pace — and still get the same workout intensity? We dig into the science of swelter.
Want to break up a tempo workout and get all the benefits? Try these short cruise intervals.
As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely
Rules, rules and more rules. In the Olympics, you have to do more than just run fast to reach the finish line.
As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely.
The news of Shelby Houlihan's four-year ban created an outpouring of confusion. We waded through the science and research to help answer some of the top questions.
Spicy days are here, here’s how to acclimate to heat and get an edge on your competitors.
By hiding the finish line, the clever "whistle drill" workout forces you to push past your psychological limitations.
Try this famously fast and wicked workout used by Steve Prefontaine and Galen Rupp to hone speed endurance.
A test to predict what you could run in a mile race today, that doubles as a unique workout.
Running uncommon distances — 7 x 700m anyone? — can be freeing, fun and a fast track to a breakthrough.
This challenging interval workout is perfect for sharpening road warriors to run the mile, or just to keep you in touch with speed.
A unique 1000-meter ladder workout you can do at almost any time in your training cycle for the 5K or 10K.
How much should you taper before a race? We detail the key elements that make for an ideal taper, and how not to botch it.
Gone are the days of simple lifts with lots of reps. Today's weight training is about complex and integrative strength exercises.
How to predict your race pace — and training priorities — at every distance from the mile to the marathon.
Runners who stopped their strength training retained the benefits for four weeks, and got faster.
How increasing the variety of gears you use in speed workouts can make you faster.
An award-winning science fiction writer paints a compelling — and rather disturbing — vision of running in the near future.
Expert advice on understanding the emotions of injury and taking tactical steps toward recovery.
Scientists have developed a wearable sweat patch that could allow runners to adjust their hydration plan during a race by measuring the rate of fluid and electrolyte loss in real time.
The best exercise to strengthen your hamstrings and stabilize your knees in a running-specific motion.
In his new book, Exercised, Daniel Lieberman explores exercise in the life of our ancient ancestors, and how that affects our relationship to running.
After arthritis took running away long ago, this coach found himself jumping into a virtual race and awakening a lost drive.
Doing three runs in one day — a triple — is a creative long run alternative that can extend your endurance and add quality miles.
Scientists use mathematical models to accurately predict marathon times — and when you're overtraining — from recorded training data. App to come. Watch this space.
Not only does your brain sense when you’re dehydrated, it monitors what you drink and eat and adjusts your thirst immediately. Runners should pay attention.
The case for occasionally hitting training hard for two to three days — then recovering harder. Plus 3 rules for crash training carefully.
A new study shows how toe spring in shoes reduces the work your foot has to do — and why that isn't always a good thing.
Short, fast strides may not be doing you as much good as you think. Prime your aerobic system better with longer strides.
The uncertainty of racing makes it hard to plan 4–6 months out. Take heart, 8–10 weeks might be a better marathon buildup.
A training week doesn't need to be 7 days. Here are some variations on how to schedule your training to get in all your workouts and enough recovery.
The truth about GPS accuracy — and what you can do when you really need to know how far and fast you’ve run.
A 1942 army study revolutionized our understanding of the effects of heat and how to combat it.
Science and experience says we may be overthinking workouts.
Identifying what primarily pushes you can help you learn strengths and weakness as a runner and racer.
This classic test for V02max is fun challenge that provides useful data about your fitness.
This tough workout preps you to run fast on tired legs and excels at getting you marathon-ready.
Techniques for training your mind to get the most out of your body on virtual race day.
Making your fartlek workouts more flexible can be surprisingly effective.
The secrets of tempo runs, one of running’s most important (but poorest defined) workouts.
With a return to racing nowhere in sight, a coach suggests ways to keep your running on a long-term upward trajectory.
Brisk walking—especially uphill, with a pack—may be your path to injury-resistant hamstrings.
This little-known killer workout simulates the mental and physical stress of a race, and peaks you when you need it.
Use a variety of alternating-pace interval workouts to get the biggest benefit from your tempo runs.
A recently-released study confirms that there's no reason to suffer the discomfort of ice baths if your goal is recovery, as they reduce your body's ability to repair and build muscle.
This fun, easy method for recording how each workout feels can help you track training patterns, avoid overtraining, and reach your peak.