The Magic of Running 40 Miles per Week

Something wonderful happens when my mileage stays consistently at, or just above, 40 miles per week. Running becomes easier and more enjoyable, my training pace accelerates, and I feel like a stronger runner. Hell, I feel like a runner, period. Now that I’m a Masters runner, I’ve learned the benefit of taking 2 rest days each week. […]

It’s All About That Base

Back in the 1960’s, legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard introduced the world to a concept he called base training. Base training is the first phase of a larger training concept called periodization training, which involves a sequence or cycle of training blocks culminating in a single peak performance. Lydiard believed that during base training runners should keep their […]