The rest you take between repeats is as significant as the fast portions of an interval workout. Modifying the length and speed of your recoveries provides infinite training options.

Recovery runs actually don't help you recover—but they're still worth doing for their training benefits.

Improve your hip and glute strength to rid yourself of this annoying injury.

New studies show the effects of mouth-sensing may trigger neurological responses that can help improve performance, keep you cool or avoid cramps.

Get stronger with these five simple strength-training maneuvers from coach Jeff Horowitz.

A trail running adventure over three Colorado mountains becomes a pilgrimage of redemption, elation, struggle, grit and pure delight.

Get more from your gym time by lifting for strength and advancing to harder and more advanced exercises—plus enjoy the work more as you see your strength grow.

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein details the pre- and post-run exercises, drills and stretching routines he uses to stay healthy and maximize performance.

4 ways every runner can benefit from supplementing their road miles with time training in the water.

A new study reveals that rising temperatures are having a real impact on marathon times.

Pro ultra-runners provide five keys to help you make the jump to going long.

Changing the Way We Handle Adversity

Pete Magill gets scientific about sex, and explains the strategies that support his enduring love of running.

The big toe creates the majority of foot stability and is critical in push-off. Improve its activation, strength and mobility to run more effectively and avoid injury.

Danny Mackey, Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts, details the tough hill workout they use sparingly to build strength, speed and improve form.

Low-glycogen long runs produce greater fat burning, more muscle fiber recruitment, a boost to the aerobic system, and a lot of mental toughness.

Masters champion and coach Pete Magill explains the nuances of long run recovery, plus when you should start doing speedwork as a beginner or running returnee.

A new study indicates that increasing your cadence from 170 to 180/minute can improve your efficiency and performance potential.

Scott Fauble and coach Ben Rosario share details and insights from a week of training early in the season leading to a 7th-place, 2:12:28 finish at the 2018 New York City Marathon.

Mileage increases should be based on how you respond to them, not on an arbitrary number that is often too much or too little.

A new study shows the inflammation-reducing supplement might benefit the heart as well as joints.

Recruiting every muscle fiber is important to running success—regardless of your race distance. Here are three max-effort options you can add to your training today.

Training for maximum velocity is essential to run your best. These four key exercises will improve your power and speed.

The base phase of marathon training is crucial in setting the stage for the rest of your training weeks. Here are the key elements.

Seriously. Here are 3 proven ways to increase running strength — and speed, economy, power and injury resistance — without lifting a single weight.

Regularly crashing and slowing at the end of long runs is not normal, and can be dangerous.

Optimal training requires adapting to how well you've recovered, your life schedule, how you feel on the run, and your runner type.

Race stories do more than entertain—they help assess what went well, what went wrong and what you can do better.

Plus: How heat training differs from altitude—and how to maximize its effects.

Olympian and coach Dathan Ritzenhein shares three progressively-faster workouts that will build the speed and focus you need to run your best 5K.

What it’s like to prep for Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run—the Super Bowl of ultras—as a regular Joe (or Jason or Rachel).

A new study confirms that outdoor exercise is good for you, and quantifies how much you need.

Ben Rosario, coach of the NAZ Elite, details the 2-hill loop they use to build aerobic strength, power, stamina, and efficient downhill technique.

The ideas you hold most strongly may be holding you back. Top runners and coaches share changes that led to success.

The country’s top high school runners share their favorite workouts for you to try.

Young champions remind us how running goals are the most powerful key to success.

Improve your stability, strength and running stride by doing a wide variety of single-leg squats.

A runner and coach tells how he took his marathon from 2:40 to 2:19—and provides specific training changes that can maximize your next marathon.

Masters runner Pete feels your pain, and coach Magill gives sage advice on dealing with achilles injuries and treating recovered stress fractures.

Young streakers share how they reached the streaking milestones of passing one year and earning their 1,000-day comma—and what it has done for them.

The no-excuses motivation of run streaking may be just what you need to up your running game.

Maximize your long runs by adding progressive surges, a training secret from the legendary coach of Bill Rodgers and the Greater Boston Track Club.

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein shares the training patterns he uses to maximize long runs during every phase of the training year.

In the Hansons' system, tempo runs are designed to internalize marathon pace, one of the most difficult training components for runners to learn.

Lindsay Flanagan details the hilly long runs she did to build the strength and speed that got her 9th at Boston.

Focusing on your arm swing is a quick and effective way to improve your stride.

After training your endurance for a marathon or half, switch your focus to speed—to rebuild well-rounded fitness and take your next training cycle to new heights.

Five ways to fight aging and run faster for more years.

Top American marathoners share what they do after a big race so they can come back refreshed and enthusiastic for the next season.

Problems in the feet often stem from structures farther up the chain. Here's how to strengthen those structures.

Size does matter, it seems, but neither short feet nor flat arches doom you to the back of the pack.

Most of us are not going to do 110-mile weeks, but we can learn from elite examples and apply the same principles to become our best.

Throw “tapering” out of your vocabulary and peak for your next marathon by carefully tweaking volume and intensity.

Don't blame your genes for your running injury history, blame your training plan. Five ways to stop training like an idiot—and start staying healthy.

Taking quicker steps is one of the few proven ways to reduce running stress and save your knees.

This long, gradual ascent up Skytop mountain in New Paltz, New York provides a steady, relentless training effect, as well as inspiring scenery.

Marathon training rarely goes as planned. Don't panic. Use your taper to get to the start line as ready as you can be on that day.

To run your fastest 5K you need to develop your endurance, muscles and race-specific speed. We'll show you how.

Six keys to minimizing impact and maximizing speed on the downhills.

Lindsay Flanagan, 2:29 American marathoner, details every mile of her Boston Marathon training from March 25-31, 2019.

Becky Wade, 2:30 marathoner, details exactly what she ate during a week in the heart of marathon training.

The benefits of running go far beyond health and fitness. Scientific advances may replicate the physical benefits, but running gives us much more; it makes us better people.

Weight-lifting routines you should add to your training to get fast, and some to avoid.

Olympian Jared Ward details every mile of his Boston Marathon training from March 11-17, 2019.

Adding the stress of a depleted morning run after an afternoon interval workout can boost aerobic capacity.

Get these four training pillars right to keep your marathon plans from falling down.

You can run a good marathon off a low-volume, high-intensity training program, but to reach your full potential, you have to have it all: volume and intensity.

Minnesota coach Dennis Barker gets creative on a crescendoing hill with a curve, marked 100m segments, and snow-melting southern exposure.

4 Exercises to build a strong and stable foot, improve foot control and reduce shin pain.

Dathan Ritzenhein shows how strength training for running needs to be strategic, individualized and modified over time.

One of the simplest—and most effective—paths to preventing running injuries is to sandwich each run with targeted exercises.

Record-breaking serial racer Michael Wardian builds running stamina on an aggressive hill right outside the door of his suburban home.

The flu is a serious illness. Take the time to recover, or you may miss a lot more running.

Plyometrics build running power and efficiency, but they are intense. Here's how to begin safely.

Pete Magill explains how it is easy to be tough when you run smart and hurt less than everyone around you.

Downhill running takes a toll on the body, but you can train your body to better handle the load—and snag that PR.

Mouth breathing is more effective at getting in oxygen, but nose breathing can be beneficial at times.

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein details every mile of his Boston Marathon training from February 18–24, 2019.

Your longest run during marathon training depends on your history, strengths, preferences, how fast you run, and what else you do during the week.

Answer these questions before you begin a marathon training program, to see if you're ready and to help you select an appropriate plan.

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