Running Tips Podcast 004: Setting The Right Running Goals

Most runners know that setting goals is a critical part of a successful training program. Having goals helps to structure your training plan and provides motivation to get out the door and run when you don’t feel like it. However, many runners focus on the wrong types of goals, which can be very harmful on […]

Run Less Run Faster – A Low Mileage Option? – 30 Minute Runner

I recently received an e-mail from a reader who has been following the 30 Minute Runner experiment. She was intrigued by the goal of figuring out the best low mileage training options and asked whether I had read the book Run Less Run Faster by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss. I had never […]

What The Inner Game of Tennis Can Teach Runners – 30 Minute Runner

I followed my advice in my prior post and took Friday off. I just want to make sure that my knee is going to be healthy enough to handle the rest of the 30 Minute Runner project. My day off was a good chance for me to reflect on my progress since my 5k race […]

Half Marathon Pace Chart

In order to maximize your race performance in a half marathon, it is essential that you use a half marathon pace chart. Understanding this chart will help you run even paces throughout the entire 13.1 mile distance.Without referencing a chart, you risk starting too fast or too slow. If you start too fast, you could […]

The 12 week marathon training program

The Daily Coloradoan has an interesting article about tips for marathon training. One great part of the article is a breakdown of a sensible twelve week marathon training program. It can be difficult to know how to correctly train for marathon. The 26.2 mile distance is intimidating. However, a high quality training program can be […]

At what age do runners reach the peak of their physical ability?

There’s no doubt that age is an important factor in running fast.  A 25-year-old runner will generally run faster than a 65-year-old runner – even if both runners have the same training program. There is a reason why there is a separate masters division ain many races. But at what age do runners the height […]