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Coach Carl discusses how to build and maximize your long runs over the course of your marathon training program without getting hurt or burned out.

Four challenging — and fun — speed workouts that don't require you to figure out how to get to a track.

Here's how elite marathoner Jared Ward gets in a 75-mile week around sick kids, ballet recitals and entrepreneur work on his MyoStorm brand.

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.

Gut problems in runners have myriad sources — from stress to heat, caffeine to sleep deprivation — and all of them can sabotage your performance.

For a change of pace, try this mixed-bag workout to fine-tune your change of speed.

Elite runners from four infernos share 8 tips on staying tough and training smart in hot and humid weather conditions.

Coach Carl explains three types of long runs you'll need for the marathon, and how to fit them into your training schedule.

Jumping rope is one of the easiest, fastest — and effective — cross-training workouts you can do. Take it back to your childhood and build up your body.

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.

Coach Carl explains what training elements you'll need each week as you prepare for a marathon.

Intuitive eating has been found to be associated with a plethora of positive health benefits. Here's how to combine mind-based knowledge and body-based knowledge to make it work for you as a runner.

Over two to three months, take the time to practice your race pace with tempo runs. Trust us, the work will pay off.

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.

This simple but powerful workout consists of 9 exercises all aimed at building you a stronger and faster running body. You just need a barbell and maybe weight plates.

Free-flowing, feel-based long runs still have a place in structured training plans.

Training for the mile will make you a better runner at every distance. Racing the mile will take you to places you've never been before. Here's how to do both, plus advice from Olympic mile medalist Leo Manzano.

Try this famously fast and wicked workout used by Steve Prefontaine and Galen Rupp to hone speed endurance.

Runners often define themselves by their personal records, but PRs rarely answer the most important question: How good are you, really?

Coach Carl talks through three essential questions to ask yourself before you begin marathon training.

Blood Flow Restriction training, a new fitness trend, could boost your muscle strength, endurance, and help you recover from injury faster.

This often-overlooked cause of heel pain requires a different approach than true plantar fasciitis. Here’s how to test and treat it.

AI is the inevitable future of athletics posed to revolutionize the endurance sporting industry. Here’s where we are, and what we can expect to see in the coming years.

12-week plans to prepare you for cross country success — whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced high school runner.

Running uncommon distances — 7 x 700m anyone? — can be freeing, fun and a fast track to a breakthrough.

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

Studies continue to scramble the science on eating eggs. Should eggs be a staple of your running diet?

A merger of two race event giants leaves trail running leaders concerned about rising entry fees, homogenization of racing experiences, and bulldozing of smaller events.

In Episode 13 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with elite athlete and trainer Renee Metivier about the best types of strength training for runners and how to fit strength work into your training plan.

To race the perfect mile, a runner needs to possess an equal balance of strength and speed. Follow this 8-week, race-specific training plan to develop both and run your PR.

This challenging interval workout is perfect for sharpening road warriors to run the mile, or just to keep you in touch with speed.

Coach Carl talks through what to do in the days leading up to a race, and explains race-day strategies.

Your training as a runner extends far deeper than the workouts you do. The best athletes think about every aspect of their lifestyles (even the oatmeal).

Coach David Roche explores the benefits of hill workouts and explains eight of his favorites, from the T. Rex to the Quad Blaster.

6 Keys to be ready for a great championship season of outdoor track, from training to tactics.

If your legs fall asleep, lose control, or tingle when you run, you’re not alone. Here are some potential causes and solutions.

Stiff and unstable hips put strain on your hamstrings. Here’s how to assess and improve hip mobility, posture and rotational strength.

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.

The 2016 Olympian in the 10,000 meters likes to compare her progress over the course of a training cycle with some 300-meter intervals. Here's how you can try it, too.

How top runners are experiencing COVID-19 vaccine symptoms and adapting their training. Plus six doctor's guidelines.

Pro runner Max King offers tips, tricks, and helpful perspective.

Coach Carl explains how to combine all the training elements for the 5K into an effective plan.

Three things you should, and two things you should not emulate from your favorite professional runner’s social feed.

Strategy and smarts will get you through it.

Fine tune your training efforts by learning the specific ways each type of workout — steady state, tempo, VO2 max — should feel.

The neuroscience of running’s calming effects — and how to enhance them.

In our final segment of this series, we spoke with three sports psychologists about how to prioritize mental health alongside physical health.

Coach Carl explains the critical importance of VO2 Max training for the 5K, and introduces "hammer" workouts you can use to maximize your race readiness.

This simple but challenging interval session hones control and toughness by kicking your butt if you get the pacing wrong.

We dive into the research and share the best and worst late-night snacking habits for when hunger pangs hit close to bedtime.

Specificity in marathon training starts with doing 5K-paced strides from week one.

What is plyometric training and how can it benefit you?

We're only human, and bad races here and there are inevitable. Here's a crash course in honing your mind to mentally power through a tough day.

In Episode 12 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman sits down with author and athlete Christie Aschwanden to discuss recovery techniques ranging from sleep to ice baths, massage to Tom Brady's pajamas.

Four fun and effective variations on 1,000m repeats to add some zip to your next speed-focused workout.

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.

The hype of HIT has been around for years. Now we can also see the limitations. Here are nine rules for runners to use high intensity training productively.

Quicker recovery intervals help runners learn how to better deal with the byproducts of fatigue, along with other performance benefits.

A unique 1000-meter ladder workout you can do at almost any time in your training cycle for the 5K or 10K.

Author and yoga teacher Sage Rountree shares how yogic techniques of form, breath, and focus can help you maintain good form and presence of mind through your hardest hauls.

This primer on a runner's favorite energizing compound breaks down exactly what caffeine is, common sources and some effects these sources have on the body.

Three challenging exercises that strengthen different functions of the hamstrings to reduce injury risk and improve running economy.

One of the simplest types of speed work, progression runs add variety and intensity to your training while requiring minimal recovery.

Coach Carl explains why you need to improve your lactate threshold and how to target it with creative 5K-specific workouts.

A sports scientist explains why our bodies seem to be working against us at times.

Insert some incline into your next interval workout.

The climate organization isn’t just about winter. Here’s why—and how—to make a difference.

Regardless what happens to your season, or what program you’re in, you can get better focusing on these two training elements and one key mindset.

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

Gone are the days of simple lifts with lots of reps. Today's weight training is about complex and integrative strength exercises.

Post-injury, follow this step-by-step plan with guidelines to evaluate what pain is okay to run through and what is not.

Why step-ups make you a more powerful runner, techniques and tips for how to do them, and two sample workouts

Coach Carl explains the importance of neuromuscular training for the 5K and how to easily integrate it into your runs.

Youth running popularity is growing, and while experts find no major issues, girls face higher health risks.

Camille Herron and Nate Jenkins dish on how to avoid injury and stay energized while maxing out your miles.

On Episode 11 of the Endurance Podcast, Ian Sharman sits down with exercise physiologist Samuele Marcora to discuss the importance of the brain and perceived effort on performance.

Do this next-level dumbbell circuit to improve core mobility and give you a more efficient, strong and powerful stride.

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