All Hail the Three Day Training Week!
The majority of runners break their training cycles into seven-day blocks. However, as Matt Fitzgerald explains, there may be a more effective way to plan your training 'weeks'.
Training as Deliberate Practice: The Importance of Exercising Mindfully
In skill-based sports training sessions are often referred to as practice. Not so in endurance sports. However, this simple change in reference can alter a runners' mindset - and so improve performance.
How Often Should You Race?
When planning your running season it's important to answer a seemingly simple question: how often should I race? The answer is more nuanced than many runners think.
What’s the Best Way to Measure Your Run Intensity?
There are several different ways to measure your run intensity, but which one is best? Matt Fitzgerald analyses the pros and cons of the various tools at your disposal.
Individualization: The Last Frontier of Endurance Training?
Individualization is increasingly important when it comes to training plans, with three key areas to focus on: Aptitude, Responsiveness and Tolerance.
Effort, Attitude & Judgment: Your Benchmarks of Success
There are only three things an athlete can control when preparing for, executing, and evaluating races: effort, attitude, and judgment.
Why You Should Choose Health Before Fitness
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your athletic performance is to care a little less about your athletic performance.
Get Better Faster: Master the Fundamentals Before Seeking “Marginal Gains”
To maximize your rate of improvement as an athlete, be sure to master the fundamentals before you go searching for marginal gains.