Aerobic capacity, not speed, is usually the limiting factor in how fast you can race, even for a distance as short as the 5K.
Tips and examples on how to optimally schedule your runs throughout the week
A guide to help college students navigate the NIL sponsorships and NCAA ruling maze.
Taking walk breaks during your runs is a proven method to go farther with less risk, whether you’re a beginner or an elite runner.
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.
Author Susan Lacke confesses to the social anxiety of joining a group run, and why it is worth overcoming the fear.
The first Olympic marathon was won by a runner with no coach, no training schedule, no gym, no special diet—only a lifetime of logging 16 miles a day delivering water.
Elite runners from four infernos share 8 tips on staying tough and training smart in hot and humid weather conditions.
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.
Free-flowing, feel-based long runs still have a place in structured training plans.
Runners often define themselves by their personal records, but PRs rarely answer the most important question: How good are you, really?
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.
Coach Carl talks through what to do in the days leading up to a race, and explains race-day strategies.
6 Keys to be ready for a great championship season of outdoor track, from training to tactics.
Coach Carl explains how to combine all the training elements for the 5K into an effective plan.
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.
What is plyometric training and how can it benefit you?
Coach Carl explains why you need to improve your lactate threshold and how to target it with creative 5K-specific workouts.
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.
Coach Carl explains the importance of neuromuscular training for the 5K and how to easily integrate it into your runs.
In the first of 6 episodes on the 5K, Coach Carl explains why now is the perfect time to target the 5K and how it will benefit your future goals.
Secrets of long-term excellence as a runner, from Nick Willis, Deena Kastor, and others who might qualify for an Elite Longevity Hall of Fame.
5 reasons why you may want to try incorporating a pre-bedtime protein snack to aid your running performance and recovery.
Don’t charge straight up the mileage mountain: Why you should alternate increases with plateaus and step-backs.
A former elite competitor who keeps reviving his running — even at 81 with two artificial knees — provides guidelines for goals when returning from setbacks.
10 Self-assessments every runner should be able to pass, plus the exercises that will get you there and make you a more athletic runner.
5 Reasons to run outside all winter — and get stronger, tougher, faster, healthier and happier.
Elite runners from bone-chilling locations share 7 tips for surviving and thriving through the cold winter months.
Want to train at the right intensity? The simple talk test is proven to be as accurate as new technologies.
This simple, pre-run lunge matrix gets your brain, muscles, connective tissue and joints talking to one another, and will make you a stronger, more durable runner.
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.
By measuring biomechanical stress, you may be able to reduce injuries and improve training and racing, says a new paper.
The case for occasionally hitting training hard for two to three days — then recovering harder. Plus 3 rules for crash training carefully.