ADVICE & COMMENTARY ON RUNNING AND OTHER ENDURANCE SPORTS

  • Proper Pacing in UltrasProper Pacing in Ultras
    Pacing in ultras is easy – start out slow, then fade. Just kidding. Proper pacing is important. Going out too fast or too slow can ruin your (very long) day. However, there’s a lot of room in the middle. You … Continue reading →
  • Leadville Pacers Guide (2022)Leadville Pacers Guide (2022)
    Perhaps the original guide, and still one of the best. Updated for 2022. Valuable info for runners and crew, as well as (potential) pacers. Continue reading →
  • Less than PerfectLess than Perfect
    Your training isn’t perfect. Chances are you’re training too fast or too slow, too long or too short, too many or not enough hills, etc. Relax. That’s OK. We’re not professionals. Running revolves around life, not the other way. For … Continue reading →
  • INTRODUCING SPEEDINTRODUCING SPEED
    If you want to get faster, you have to train fast. Relax. Speed training doesn’t mean you have to run on a track or do highly structured workouts. Speed workouts can be done almost anywhere. And, there are many ways to get it done that can be fun. Continue reading…
  • Stop the GrindStop the Grind
    Stop the Grind - those long, slow, plodding training runs up long, steep hills. Continue reading →
  • Keeping It ShortKeeping It Short
    Thinking about stepping up in distance next year, to do a marathon, ultra, or Ironman®? You might want to reconsider. There’s nothing wrong with going longer, but there’s no need to rush. We’re endurance athletes. We look for new challenges. … Continue reading →
  • Plan ZPlan Z
    To quote John Steinbeck, “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” In other words, it’s a good idea to have a race plan, It’s a bad idea to rigidly stick to it. Most of us have … Continue reading →
  • New Training PyramidNew Training Pyramid
    The traditional training pyramid has runners progressing from long to short, slow to fast. While that may work for a 5 or 10km, there are better ways to train for a marathon and longer. A training model should go from … Continue reading →
  • Fatigue ResistanceFatigue Resistance
    Why is Eliud Kipchoge able to outlast his competitors in a marathon?* Why was Sifan Hassan able to drop a 64 second lap at the end of the 10000m to win the world championship? Think about the last time you … Continue reading →
  • Trail Mo – How to be fast and efficient on trails.Trail Mo – How to be fast and efficient on trails.
    Trail running is harder than road running. Duh! Of course, running a marathon up and down the side of Pikes Peak is harder than 26.2 of flat roads. That’s not what I mean. Isn’t an hour on the trails the … Continue reading →