Want To Get Faster? Here’s Why More Slow Runs, and Less Speed Work, Is The Answer

When I coached high school track and cross country, there was an assistant coach who would tell the runners, especially during the long, slow, base-building summer runs, “you’ve got to go slow to go fast.” They would look at him sceptically, but his advice, while perhaps counterintuitive, is actually quite sound. Research, in fact, has … Read more

The 3 Best Stairs Workout Variations: Push Yourself To New Levels

A stairs workout isn’t common to find on a runner’s schedule, especially when training for a marathon. But maybe it should be. After all, stair workouts provide a host of benefits for runners that may translate into better race performance.  But doing a stair workout isn’t for the faint of heart (in fact it’s a … Read more