Riley, toughened on 120-mile weeks and 18-mile progression runs in Boulder, kept telling himself during the Trials, "There's no next time."

After giving up his treadmill aversion, this runner used these tactics to train for a 2:13 marathon PR.

Four keys to interpreting and adapting elite training plans to fit your experience and ability.

NCAA DII Grand Valley State University is dominant in their division and produced a disproportionate number of runners going to Atlanta. Here’s how.

An easy, common-sense approach to finding your max heart rate without a laboratory stress test.

Muscle cramps are a runner's nightmare. Here's why they happen and how you can train to avoid them.

Running camps are a boon for high schoolers. Here's why, and how to choose the best one for you.

Eight mobility exercises to ensure your joints can move freely for efficient, healthy running.

Fartlek, the Swedish word for "speed play," is funny to say—but this workout is no joke!

We like to think everything will go according to plan, but it rarely does. Why and how to adapt to personal schedules, abilities and obstacles.

Olympic hopeful Becky Wade shares every mile of a week in her training, plus explains how each elements works in her training strategy.

This little-known killer workout simulates the mental and physical stress of a race, and peaks you when you need it.

The simple plank can strengthen your abs to help create an effective, balanced posture—but you need to do it right. Here's how.

High intensity training has been proven to enhance health and running performance alike. Here's why you should go fast as well as long.

Olympic hopeful Matt McDonald shares every mile of a week in his training, plus perspectives on balancing running and doctoral studies.

Olympic marathoner Jared Ward shares every mile, every split of a week in his training, plus his marathon training insights.

Muscle soreness is part of the training process, but what you consume can reduce it.

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

Runners face undue, and unhelpful, expectations around weight and eating. Here are tips to combat dangerous disorders and behaviors.

Conventional wisdom on injury from running on hard surfaces like concrete or at fast speeds are typically untrue, but what role do they play?

Why runners get better together: 7 scientifically-proven reasons you should find a training partner or group.

4 reasons why running consistently helps you enjoy every run more, and get injured less often.

A tale of two graphs: consistency and variety in elite and recreational runners' training.

To stay healthy and fast as a master, consider tempering your long runs, but keep hitting the hills and tempo runs.

Speed is not to be underestimated, even for marathoners. Doing speed training first will make you more efficient, so race pace is easier. Here's how:

5 tips for finding, vetting, and getting the most from a running coach.

Tight muscles are rarely the cause of pain; Use these exercises to strengthen your body and solve the source of the problem.

This simple but challenging progression run can be done virtually anywhere and fits into any portion of your training cycle.

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.

GPS watches and other wearable tech deliver loads of metrics. Here’s what to pay attention to, especially for young runners.

Marathoners who have run sub-3 for 5 decades reflect the high end of human fitness and health, achieved through consistent, lifelong exercise.

Use a variety of alternating-pace interval workouts to get the biggest benefit from your tempo runs.

Step away from the scale and embrace these proven ways to improve speed without worrying about weight loss.

Runners aiming for a sixth decade of sub-3-hour marathons all have a favorite test run to probe their readiness and build their confidence.

Practical advice on staying in the game from runners attempting a sixth-straight decade of sub-3:00 marathon finishes.

Researchers in London found even low key marathon training reduced "vascular age" by four years.

Why you should run more miles, and how to do it safely and effectively.

Try this challenging and mentally-engaging multi-pace workout to introduce speed in a time-based, road-friendly format.

Ski mountaineering, or skimo, is a proven way to enjoy the snowy months while building strength and fitness.

Vitamin D is critical for health and performance, but it's harder to maintain adequate levels than you may think, especially during winter's short days.

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.

Build Strength, Speed, Agility, and Stamina now, during the off season, to be ready for the demands of track come spring.

Everett Hackett is looking for a last-minute Olympic Trials qualifier, bringing new shoes and new training approaches to the California International Marathon.

This fun, easy method for recording how each workout feels can help you track training patterns, avoid overtraining, and reach your peak.

After months of training and 26.2 miles of racing, recovery should be your key concern.

What you need to focus on when you don't have a race looming depends upon your goals, your history and your weaknesses.

A fun plan to build the essential mobility, strength, control and power you need to be a better runner next racing season.

9 training principles and one key race strategy led to his breakthrough marathon—and can work for you.

Stable strength exercises and unstable ones both have powerful benefits for running. Here's why and how to include both in your strength workouts.

Periodization—planning phases of your training—can take different forms, but follows universal rules that will help you get the most from your training.

Revising the traditional long run with a focus on intensity will get you to the finish line faster—but you need to be creative and careful.

When you're going long and easy, running slower produces all of the benefits, and leaves you fresh for the training week to come.

Strength and mobility exercises to help you maximize your posture, improve your arm swing, and to run taller, more balanced and more economically.

How Dathan Ritzenhein coached Parker Stinson to a 2:10 PR at the Chicago Marathon and what you can learn from it.

If our brain gets worried that we’re running too hard, it shuts down muscle fibers. Here's how to reengage your mind and muscles.

Runners have unique experiences and problems. You may relate to a few of these...

Alter your mindset to approach the recovery period before your marathon with enthusiasm, not fear.

Becky Wade, 2:30 marathoner, details a week of her training as she overcomes a training setback and finishes her build-up strong.

Minimize injury risk and improve your power with these hamstring exercises.

Don’t ignore speed during marathon training if, like Dathan Ritzenhein, late-race hamstring cramps are your nemesis.

Don't stretch sore hamstrings. Here’s what you should do instead.

A new study shows that even 70 year-olds can build muscles quite effectively, regardless of how much (or how little) you have done before.

Five days in, with hundreds of miles more to go, Jameson and Danielle confront their biggest challenges yet while facing down doubt, pain, and the wilderness of Oregon.

Follow in the footsteps of the first week as two friends set out to set the Fastest Known Time for the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail, despite weather, bugs, late nights and hundreds of miles to go.

The "Couch Stretch" can reduce pains from your feet to your back, plus improve performance.

An epic story about a quest, friendship, choices, exhaustion, empowerment, persistence and possibility.

Coaches rightfully frown on runners doing extra work outside of practice, but this complementary training will take you to new heights in workouts and races.

Five top coaches tell the one most important piece of wisdom that informs their training approach—and can improve your running.

Even the best have ups and downs during the heart of marathon training. Sometimes you need to drop out of a workout, sometimes it flows—sometimes in the same week.

A new study presents the best strategies to reduce glycogen depletion, low blood sugar, dehydration, central fatigue, muscle damage, and heat illness in hot weather.

When does the quest for every second become a distraction that threatens the fundamentals and the calm confidence needed for success?

Lindsay Flanagan, 2:28 marathoner who was seventh in Chicago this fall, details every mile of her training from September 2–8, 2019.

Choosing the best footwear for your Achilles requires balancing protection and strengthening.

Instability puts strain on your Achilles tendon. Train your body to support your stride from the feet up.

Use this modified eccentric exercise to strengthen the front of your Achilles and defeat this hard-to-treat injury.

If you really want to alter your gait, it’s going to take work—but a new study shows it eventually gets better.

Runners at any age can get speedier by adding intensity to their training—with care. Top masters runners and coaches tell how.

Don’t use a poor race result as a weapon to beat yourself up. Use it as a tool to get stronger.

One simple drill to assess your posture, plus seven exercises to remove restrictions and build key strengths.

Leavenworth, Washington offers a European getaway for trail runners without crossing the Atlantic.

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