• Life InterruptedLife Interrupted
    Sometimes, life throws us a curve – job change, financial distress, family illness, injury, etc. Relax. Don’t worry. Blah, blah, blah. You’re going to feel what you’re going to feel, and that’s OK. Rather, let’s talk about how to navigate … Continue reading →
  • Stephen Seiler and the Fundamentals of Endurance TrainingStephen Seiler and the Fundamentals of Endurance Training
    There are some basic principles of endurance training that we all should be following regardless of sport, according to Stephen Seiler. You haven’t heard of him? Perhaps that’s because he hasn’t written a best selling book or isn’t a coach … Continue reading →
  • Chasing Squirrels and Vitamin NChasing Squirrels and Vitamin N
    I was writing this blog when I came across an interview with Kipchoge where he talks about discipline, ideas that fit well here. I decided to merge a review of that interview below. It can be fun to go after … Continue reading →
  • Making Every Stride CountMaking Every Stride Count
    There are two ways to go faster – take longer or faster strides. Changes in stride length are largely dictated by fitness, strength, and flexibility. However, you can increase your speed by increasing you stride rate without a big increase … Continue reading →
  • TaperingTapering
    Do you look forward to tapering or fear it? “What is supposed to be a relaxing time to rest and recover … [can be] a time of intense anxiety,” writes Stephanie Kinnon in an article titled “The Terror of Tapering.” … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
    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 →