Andy Park

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How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

Run Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

Build power, speed, and fitness with fast efforts.<p>If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you've got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or …

Beginning Runner’s Speed Workout

<i>Do this beginner-friendly run workout on the road, trail treadmill or track.</i><p>This week’s run workout comes from Mike Portman, a USAT Level I coach who …

Learning to Run Farther Than Seemed Possible

You will go farther than ever, and then you'll have to run home.<p>The small stretch of road I've been running on for the last five years is ideal in lots of ways. It's not too flat, so it rarely gets boring. The hills are abrupt and brief and look much worse than they feel—good for bragging rights …

Want To Get Faster? Establish A Foundation

<i>Long-term improvement in running requires a solid fitness foundation.</i><p>The top training priority of every new runner should be to establish a solid …

Workouts - The Running Bug

A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

Get Fit Fast! 12-Week Half Marathon Training Program

<i>This 12-week half marathon training program will help you cover 13.1 miles fitter and faster than ever.</i><p>Whether you’re a new runner, a savvy veteran …

Sole Man

<i>How the heck do you know which shoes to buy this spring?</i><p>With such dramatic changes in running shoe styles in recent years, how the heck do you know …

20 Lessons From 20 Miles - Women's Running

<b>In my quest to cross the Boston Marathon finish line in a couple of weeks, I’ve spent a great amount of time on my feet completing training runs. And</b> …

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

Training advice - The Running Bug