Question of the Day

Anemia and Running.

In anticipation of heading up to altitude for 4-5 weeks starting Jan 10th, I got some blood work done to check my iron stores and the health of my red blood cells.  It had been 3 months since I last

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Hills are Sabotaging my Heart Rate Zones!

Hey Gavin, I run into the same problem (couldn’t resist the pun, sorry). The heart rate zones are an incredibly valuable guide, and you’ve just had a eureka moment in your training.  All this time, your choice of terrain has been

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Is it Too Late to Dream of the Olympics?

Becca, Running in the Olympics is a huge goal many people have and very few reach, which is what makes it so special.  Just because your stats don’t make you an obvious pick now doesn’t mean you can’t do it. 

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Sprained Ankle Advice?

Hey Katie, Getting physio IS what will help prevent you from spraining it again.  When you go to physio, (physical therapy in the USA), they will do three things.  First they will examine it to find the problems, then they

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Can’t follow your schedule to a T?

Hey Meggie! Listen: don’t sweat it if you don’t sweat it.  Ok that was lame, but I couldn’t resist. Seriously though, flexibility is not only permissible in training, its REQUIRED for success.  You don’t train in a bubble.  If you

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Help, my Legs are Aching, Pre-Taper!

Hey Kelli- You need to start the taper now.  I don’t care if its “on the training schedule” or not…your body is giving you all the signals that you need to back off!  Its not normal to feel wrecked legs

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Weight Training for Distance Runners?


Hi Lauren,

I am a collegiate runner preparing for cross country season. What type of lifting do you do if any? I’d love to know some tips for what I should do on that front to prepare for the fall.



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Why do Pro Runners Ignore Cold Weather?

Timothy, When I signed the Professional Athlete Manifesto back in 2003, I had to swear to do all sorts of things.  Along with promising to under-dress in all future cold-weather competitions, I vowed to exaggerate my weekly mileage for media

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Will Puberty Make me Slower?

Hey Lauren, As a freshman in high school, I was a late grower as well.  I was 4 foot 10 and 78 lbs.  Then I grew to 5’7 and 122 pounds by the end of sophomore year.  I was running

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