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The Fartlek

This fun-to-say workout tends to give people some confusion. No, if you run a fartlek the person behind you doesn’t need to hold his breath. The word ‘fartlek’ is a …

Make Every Run Count

Why dumping the junk miles and completing purposeful, high quality workouts will help you reach your running goals.

The Value of the Tempo Run

If there’s one type of training run I would recommend over all others, no matter if you are a miler, a marathon runner or an ultramarathon runner, it is the …

FATS v. CARBS

I sat in the dreaded chair 92 miles into the Indiana Trail 100 ultramarathon. I was shivering uncontrollably, huddled as close as humanly possible to a space heater twice my …

Got Toenails?

Is there really a purpose to our toenails or are they just some leftover remnant of our ancestors- evidence of the claws that may have been necessary for survival millions …

Running with Joy

I have been running ultras since December of 2008. Almost 10 years to the day that I ran my very first ultramarathon, the HUFF 50K, I will toe the line …

From Devastation to Hope

  It seems to be a pattern for me these days.    I seem to go into a race after a highly stressful week.   The week prior to the Erie …