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]

Food is Good Three Ways to Improve Your Nutrition Without Obsessing Over Your Diet

Food is good.

There are only a few aspects of human behavior more elemental than running. One of those is eating. We eat to fuel our bodies and minds, of course, but eating represents far more than that in the human experience. From the beginning of time, preparing, sharing and enjoying food has been a central part of… [view more]

The Whole Athlete: Three Truths About Foot Strike You can have an effective stride no matter what part of your foot hits the ground first.

No aspect of running form has garnered more attention than foot strike. For many runners, any talk of form boils down to whether you are a heel striker or a forefoot striker. Experts agree, however, that the emphasis on foot strike is misplaced. Here’s why: 1) Foot strike is a result, not a cause. Coaches, biomechanists,… [view more]