Training Advice


The strongest muscles in the world won't help if they're not activating properly during the running stride

Self-treatment tips to help you knock out the annoying pain in your foot from plantar fasciitis

These short bursts during a training run teach your body how to run faster and more efficiently

How runners can optimize their time and training during a short-term trip to altitude

This little-known injury is difficult to diagnose but can be debilitating. Here's what to look for.

Hal Koerner's guide to running your first 50K, including key intensity workouts and a 16-week training plan

A trail running champion explains how to train the strengths and skills you need to conquer mountain uphills and downhills

These tricks for running will get you out the door faster, keep you comfortable, and make training more convenient and consistent

Breathing techniques can help you maintain better focus, control your effort, and channel anxiety into positive energy

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.

Six lessons in perspective and attitude running has taught me

Ten motivational tips to get you out on the road or trail on days you just don't feel like running

Practical ways to maximize the therapeutic anger management potential of your runs

Sometimes life commitments cause us to miss a run—or weeks worth of runs.

Coach Jason Koop explains that success at running an ultramarathon isn't about being fast, it's about preventing failures.

The number of weeks you need to train for a marathon depends on if you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced runner. Here's a guide.

Runners who have it all together follow these simple and effective habits to become faster, healthier and happier

Everything you need to know about running safely and training effectively when summer temperatures spike

A progressive approach for transitioning to continuous runs

One group of antibiotics can weaken tendons, putting you at risk for injury

Medical experts explain what causes back pain during a run and how to treat it

Improve your performance and reduce your risk of injuries with these tips.

These workouts can keep you strong and mobile for that epic comeback.

Five exercises for improving strength in the posterior chain, the runner's propulsion powerhouse

Your weekly 20-mile long run might be sabotaging your marathon training. Here's why less could be best for you.

Details on routes, weather, fuel, and gear for tackling the rim-to-rim-to-rim challenge

Achilles tendinopathy is treatable — with the proper approach.

These Indigenous runners employ a simple but effective approach to running long distances.

It's normal to have differences in strength, flexibility, and coordination between left and right sides, but when does it become a problem?

A classic workout to build race-specific strength, endurance, and mental toughness

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.

Ankles are foundational for running and ankle injuries aren't as minor as we have been taught to believe

Two-mile repeats serve up a variety of benefits, whatever your training focus

Increase your mileage aggressively or conservatively depending on the situation.

Teach your legs how to change gears, and to run fast when they're tired and heavy with these two speed sessions

A classic drill to help make you a better runner by improving your running form, functional strength, and efficiency.

How far will your running strengths carry you on the court or playing field, and which sports will best make you ready to run well?

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.

From bandit to taper, here are some words every runner needs to know

Two professional coaches and one of America's top marathoners share their best pre-marathon advice

Recovery schedules to guide your return to full training after a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon.

Avoid falling into the trap of going medium-hard all the time.

A study shows endurance athletes have chronically elevated cortisol levels—but is it dangerous?

Learn how to specifically target different muscle fiber types in your training.

Studies show less flexible runners are more economical, but there are other reasons to stretch

Expert advice on finding the morning run fueling routine that works for you

No fancy equipment needed — just your finger, a notebook and one minute a day

The easiest way to monitor your pace and effort has been around for decades—and it doesn't require any gadgets.

Training elevates important hormones, but too much stress can throw off an athlete’s hormone balance

Thinking of tackling America's fastest-growing race distance? These tips will help make your half marathon experience great.

This form of aquatic exercise is one of the best cross-training workouts for runners, injured or not.

Maximize your running progress with optimal recovery practices, from training strategies to nutrition

Learn the difference between flexibility and mobility, and focus on the latter.

Sciatica, an intense pain down the leg or lower back, is a symptom; here's how to find and treat the cause

Dealing with painful shin splints involves rest and strengthening your hips and calves

Not long, but you can maintain your fitness level with minimal workouts.

A sharp pain in the heel and arch of the foot, plantar fasciitis has numerous causes and treatments

Two 45-minute strength workouts to build a faster, stronger, more resilient body to improve your running performance

Injury to the Achilles tendon can be long-lasting—here's how to diagnose, treat and prevent it

Every woman is different, but the phases of the monthly cycle are all similar—here's how they affect your running

The pros and cons of training by time or training by distance

Everything you've learned about lactic acid is wrong—here's the truth

Is there a baseline temperature? What about frostbite? We break down the best practices for running in winter.

Avoid these errors and you will be well on your way toward getting the most out of your heart-rate monitor

Some studies favor low intensity, some high intensity—read the fine print, and opt for both

Rest, relaxation and time off are important ingredients to success

The physiology behind that speed where you start breathing much faster and deeper—and its implications for your training

Marathons have a special allure, but the demanding distance isn’t for everyone.

A relaxed, athletic balance is crucial to good running form. Here's why and how to improve yours.

Can't run? Keep your legs moving in the pool and maintain fitness while you overcome injury.

Get in the best off-road running shape of your life with this targeted training plan

A running doctor tells how to prevent, and treat, side stitches.