Weight Training for Endurance Sports

As an endurance athlete, it is likely strength training (ST) is not a part of your workout routine. Traditionally, ST has been left out of endurance training programs at both the elite and recreational level.

A Power Meter for Your Swim Sessions

I’ve become a curmudgeon of a swim coach late in my triathlon career, so bear with me as I air a grievance. For example, I give my swimmers something simple but hard, the classic 20x100 on 1:30, aiming to hold 1:25 per repeat.

Transitioning from Trail to Road

I love the trail, and I’d much rather run a trail race than a road race just for aesthetic reasons. Over the past several years I’ve focused on trail racing because of the variety of courses and all the new challenges they present, which is why I train primarily on trails.

Pick Your Perfect Running Mate

If you’ve ever done a stage race with a partner, adventure race or relay, you’ve undoubtedly seen a couple screaming at each other over something gone wrong.

Mixing It Up: Cross Training for Trail Running

The days are short and it’s cold outside. Most trail runners are tempted to take a break and not run much in the winter months. The temptation is to curl up next to a warm fire and grab a good book, rather than get out the door to work out.

Hill Training: Speedwork in Disguise

In 2008, I returned to Bighorn 100 for the third time. I had managed to grab my first win in a 100-miler in 2005, and was somehow lucky enough to repeat the performance in 2006 while knocking down the course…

Strength Training for Endurance

One thing I often hear myself repeating to beginning runners is “running alone does not give you the strength to run well.” This is something I’ve come to firmly believe after 25 years of running, and often spotty self-rehab and…