How to mix in speed work

#TrainSmarterNotHarder #SpeedWork #RunFaster #TrainingTheory #Physiology Note: This is going to be another multi-part post. I don’t want...

Easy Running - How to do it

#TrainSmarterNotHarder #RunEasy #TrainingPhilosophy #InjuryPrevention Last week we talked a bit about why easy running is important. But...

Resolve to run easy

#NewYearsResolutions #TrainSmarterNotHarder #Endurance #RunEasy #Recovery #TrainingPhilosophy It’s that time of year again. We’re all...

It’s Conditioning

#ItsConditioning #MentalTraining #TrainingPhilosophy #ItWillBeFun #MentalToughness #Resilience For those of you who don’t already know...

Training While Injured

#Injury #TrainSmarterNotHarder #Recovery #TrainingPhilosophy #CrossTraining I have a very distinct memory of my high school coach...

End of the Season

#SeasonFinale #Injury #TrainSmarterNotHarder #Reflection Today is a bit of a quick update. For those of you who missed it, I goofed up my...

Training while sick

#TrainingPhilosophy #TrainSmarterNotHarder #TrainingWhileSick #Recovery Try as we might, we all get sick every now and again. Hopefully...

There's No Bad Weather, Only Bad Gear

#Gear #Running #Triathlon #TrainSmarterNotHarder I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There’s no such thing as bad weather, only...

Get another pair of eyeballs

#TrainSmarterNotHarder #Technique #InjuryPrevention I frequently get asked to take a look at someone’s form or technique. Don’t get me...

You gotta eat

#Fuel #TrainSmarterNotHarder #RunningPhysiology #Metabolism I know a lot of runners, especially the early morning crew, have a tendency...

Get up early to get the workout in

#TrainingPhilosophy #Priorities #RiseAndShine #EarlyBirdGetsTheWorm When’s the best time to get your workout in? The short answer is to...

Race Report – Chile Pepper 2019

#RaceReport #ChilePepperFestival2019 #8k #Running #LessonsLearned So yeah… Chile Pepper didn’t go as planned. For those of you who...

Racing vs. Time Trialing

There is a big difference between racing and time trialing. They can both be extremely hard efforts, but they have fundamentally...

Know when to pull the plug

#TrainingPhilosophy #Running #Triathlon #ExercisePhysiology #TrainSmarterNotHarder For any given workout, we should be trying to get a...

Building fitness one layer at a time

#TrainingPhilosophy #InjuryPrevention #TrainSmarterNotHarder #Running #Triathlon #Progression #MilesMatter Note: This post assumes that...

Live like a clock

#TrainSmarterNotHarder #TrainingPhilosophy #Running #Triathlon Our bodies like routine and repetition. They don’t like having the daily...