Back to School: 4 Lessons from the Cross Country Team Running your best requires recovery, regular maintenance and reducing stress, regardless of your age.

As a cross country coach for more than a decade, I continue to learn lessons that help my own running. High school runners may be less than half my age, but they face similar challenges, and the controlled setting lets me try out new tactics and observe trends over the course of a season and… [view more]

How to Find Your Individualized Running Plan Learn To Act Like a Scientist In Your Training

Find your best running program

“We are each an experiment of one,” George Sheehan famously wrote regarding the need to individualize our running. While oft-quoted, Sheehan’s maxim is, however, too rarely applied. A quick google search reveals a wealth of research proving the maxim’s truth. A 2009 Swedish study on aerobic capacity, for example, found “substantial interindividual variability in training-induced… [view more]

The Whole Athlete: The Fine Art of Goal Setting The right goals can motivate you to new heights. The wrong ones can send you back under the covers.

What gets you out of bed in the morning? What drives you to run more each week, go longer on the weekends, dig deeper on speed days? For many runners, motivation comes in the form of a race goal, a date on the calendar when we want to run our best. Choosing an appropriate goal… [view more]