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November 13, 2019

Start With Your Big Toe and Get Those Feet Involved for Better Running: Jay Dicharry

If You Want To Compete, Show Up Ready: Jay Dicharry How much credit do you give to your feet for making you a better runner?  If you are like most of us, those feet get put into shoes and then you just hope they’ll do their job.  It’s time to rethink... 

November 11, 2019
Performance is impaired when it’s too cold. We tell you how much and provide 7 helpful tips to keep you warm and ready to race your best in any temperature.

How Running in the Cold Impacts Race Performance

Winter is already upon us, and many runners are looking ahead to their final races of the year before some down time. There are still a number of Turkey Trots for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day runs, and New Year’s Day races with good competition and... 

How to Adjust Running Workouts for Older Runners

Last week I wrote an article on how to re-think your perception of training theory or workout ideas when you think you’re too slow for them to apply to you. Continuing on that theme of common questions we get about overall training, I want to address... 

November 6, 2019

Quest for Gold: Stephanie Bruce Looking Strong for US Marathon Team in Tokyo 2020

Quest for Gold: Stephanie Bruce Stephanie Bruce is one of the most popular American distance runners competing on the circuit. She has used her platform to build up women, inspire others and uplift U.S. distance running as a whole. And it doesn’t hurt... 

October 31, 2019

3 Reasons the Sauna May Be Your Secret Weapon to Improved Performance

When most of us think of the sauna, we imagine sitting in spa and relaxing. It’s not often we connect using a sauna with improving our running performance. However, strategically using the sauna in your gym may actually be a secret weapon you can... 

October 30, 2019

Zombies Halloween and Running The Lost Coast: Camille Picott

Camille Picott: Undead Ultra II It’s almost Halloween and that means… Zombies… And what do you do when you come across a horde of zombies? Run! Ultra runner and author Camille Picott has written another suspense filled novel about long distance,... 

October 28, 2019

How to Apply any Training Theory (even if you think you’re too slow)

Have you ever been reading an article about an innovative new workout or a novel approach to training and suddenly thought to yourself, “eh, this doesn’t apply to me, I’m too slow”? If you’re anything like the runners who... 

October 23, 2019

Quest for Gold: Gwen Jorgensen’s Story – A Family Affair

Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic Gold Gwen Jorgensen won gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics, along with many other wins, and she is currently training hard for another medal in the 2020 Olympics, this time in the Marathon. We all know, it takes... 

October 21, 2019

Are you doing the right workouts? 4 exercises you think are effective but aren’t

Not all training is created equal. Let me rephrase that…While some types of runs, workouts, routines and exercises can be very effective, they may not help you become a better runner or help you improve for your next race. This is why selecting the... 

October 16, 2019

From 500 Pound Couch Potato to Marathoner and Ironman: Marcus Cook

Marcus Cook – from big to little, from couch potato to marathoner Many of us started running as a way to lose weight and / or gain fitness. But, how does a 489 pound man change his life enough, to lose almost 230 pounds, to be able to run the New... 

October 11, 2019
Don't have a race goal this season? Just running to lose weight, get fit or fill the time between races? Here are 6 reasons your training plan should still include speed workouts (and 3 sample workouts to help you plan)

Should Your Training Plan Include Speed Work If You’re Not Training For a Race?

One thing that keeps me excited about coaching after all these years is that every runner I work with has different goals. Some are training for their first race, others are qualifying for Boston, and many are using running as a way to stay fit or get... 

October 9, 2019

Badwater 135 and Badass Course Records with Michelle Barton

The World’s Toughest Races Racing is tough. We push ourselves physically and mentally to go faster, further, or faster AND further than we have before. But Ultra Trail Racing is in a whole other category, with courses that stretch for over 50 and sometimes... 

October 2, 2019
If you want to run fast and feel good while doing it, you need to eat the right foods to fuel your run (and avoid stomach upset). This article explains how and why.

What to Eat Before a Run

What should I eat before I run? It’s an age-old question faced by many runners both new to the sport and those who have been training seriously and are looking to fine tune their training diet. While you won’t find one specific super food... 

Chicago Marathon: The Insider’s Guide with Carey Pinkowski

Carey Pinkowski – Executive Director Chicago Marathon In 2019 the Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13 and in this episode, we are privileged to have Carey Pinkowski, Executive Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon talking... 

September 25, 2019

Instant Coaching with Artificial Intelligence: Racefox Co-founder Magnus Jonsson

How Artificial Intelligence Can Make You a Better Runner What is it about runners and data? Do we love data because it’s simply the most tangible evidence of our abilities? Is it just another way to extend our run experience by reliving a race or training... 

September 23, 2019

Increasing Mileage: How to get faster without getting hurt

One of the oldest gems of wisdom among runners is that more mileage is better for your performance. But, perhaps equally old wisdom holds that more mileage also increases your risk of getting hurt—especially if you pile on a lot of mileage all at once. But... 

September 18, 2019

Michael Wardian: SF Marathon and World Marathon Challenge Winner

Michael Wardian – Running Tirelessly The San Francisco Marathon is one of those bucket list races for most road runners. Running across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is such a unique and wonderful experience. Circumnavigating the beautiful City... 

September 16, 2019

5 Keys for all Beginner Runners

Seasoned runners make it look easy, but the truth of the matter is that starting a running routine is hard work. Beginning runners have a lot of distance to cover until their new endeavor becomes habitual. In the miles between, it takes persistence, dedication... 

September 11, 2019

Miles to Go With Dean Karnazes: Running for the Soul

Dean Karnazes – Running For Good Dean Karnazes is considered a living legend to many of us runners. TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” and Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on... 

September 9, 2019

Are Watches and Pods that Measure Bio-Mechanics Accurate? Can They Help Prevent Injuries?

It wasn’t so long ago that the only “wearable tech” you needed for training was a digital stopwatch. Now, GPS is practically mandatory if you want to get accurate splits during your workouts and races. On top of that, there’s a slew of new wearable... 

September 4, 2019

Love Running? Another Take on How to Start Your Own Running Business with Runners Connect Founder Jeff Gaudette

Start a running business? Jeff Gaudette talks about another type Last week we had guests Misa Dugally, Jeff Stokes, and Katie Ownbey talk about starting their running business, STRIDE which is a franchise type of business, geared to runners. Our focus... 

September 2, 2019

When to Work On Weight Loss

So, you’ve decided you want to lose weight. It could be form esthetic reasons, general health, or even to run faster. All are great reasons to start eating healthier and losing unnecessary pounds. But, if you also want to ensure that your training... 

August 28, 2019

Love Running? Start a Running Business with Misa, Katie, and Jeff

Katie Ownby, Misa Dugally, Jeff Stokes – run with STRIDE How many of us love running so much that we would LOVE to quit our day jobs and start running for work and play? It’s not simple and certainly not easy, but many people, including our own... 

August 21, 2019

Mental Toughness: How It Can Improve Your Running with Dr. Michele Ufer

Mental toughness can improve your running Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, is quoted as saying, “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”  He could just as easily have been talking... 

August 19, 2019

Treadmills vs Outdoor Running: Here’s what the latest science says

Cold weather, high humidity, or a busy schedule can force your running workout indoors. The treadmill is a common fixture at gyms everywhere, but how, if at all, should you adjust your workouts when running on a treadmill? Is the treadmill harder or easier... 

August 14, 2019

Running Across the USA 7 Times with Bjorn Suneson

7 times across the USA It’s probably safe to say that most Americans have never driven across the United States. And even fewer have run across the country. So how is it that a 71 year-old Swedish man has run his way coast-to-coast across America, not... 

August 12, 2019

Generation UCAN: Will It Benefit Your Running Performance?

Traditional sports drinks are pretty simple: sugar, water, some electrolytes, and a bit of flavoring is all you need to make one. Since sports performance is a big market, there’s no shortage of companies with their own unique take on sports drinks.... 

August 7, 2019

Run Better: Coach Greg McMillan Talks About Superstarch and More Ways to Improve Your Running

We’ve spent the last couple weeks learning more about the benefits of Generation UCAN and this week we have one more voice to champion the SuperStarch® that has fueled countless elite runners, recreational runners, and those of us in between. Greg... 

August 5, 2019

Should You Reduce Caffeine Consumption Before Your Race

Caffeine is the most widely-used performance enhancer in all of sport—with about 90% of the world’s population consuming caffeine on a daily basis, it’s a nearly universal part of the human diet, and its benefits on endurance performance are well-established. When... 

July 31, 2019

Super Starch: How it Benefits Runners with Dr. Krista Austin – The UCAN Story Part 2

Dr. Krista Austin  – The Science of Super Starch A recent article in Seasons Magazine featured the incredible story of UCAN, a SuperStarch® for athletes that started from a life threatening illness that threatened a baby’s survival. Follow this... 

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