There are literally dozens of different variables that are relevant to running performance. But one that is often overlooked, may just be one of the most important.
Does switching to Chi or Pose running make you more efficient? Matt Fitzgerald argues that efficiency develops unconsciously, and offers up a few great exercises to develop the proper mechanics.
You have all new ski equipment -- shaped skis, bindings with riser plates, and the latest boots. You feel totally ready to hit the slopes. But are you?
Exercise scientists are just beginning to explore the idea that individual genetic profiles may one day be used to develop customized endurance training prescriptions.
Training Stress Score® (TSS®) is a way of expressing the workload from a training session. It is the product of the workout’s intensity and duration. Find out more about it in this article.
If used to correctly, a power meter is a powerful tool that can increase training accuracy, efficiency, and facilitate a much higher level of post race or workout analysis.
The marathon is where Ironman dreams die. It is very difficult to run a strong marathon after riding 112 hard miles, and in fact it is seldom done. Here's how to nail your next Ironman marathon.
Training effectively in distance running is not a simple matter. Running coach Matt Fitzgerald discusses the best way to monitor your run training on a daily basis.
Matt Fitzgerald breaks down how long you should train for your next race. He examines training cycle lengths, and what factors you should consider when planning your next cycle.
Rest and recovery are some of the most important parts of a training plan. In order to take steps forward, athletes may need to take a few steps back.
As a general rule, elite female athletes (runners and triathletes) that are lean and muscular are approximately 14-16% body fat. This is a very healthy BF range for elite female athletes.
Many athletes never truly go outside their comfort zones, but when they do, the results are unbelievable.
Use a device to test your VO2max regularly through the season in order to track your overall fitness.
A chiseled midsection doesn't just look good; it's also good for your running. But how do you get great abs? Running alone won’t do the job.
How does one practice a seasonal approach to racing most effectively? Simple: Heed the following three simple guidelines.
Here are some simple tips and strategies to help you adapt on the fly and make the most out of the training time you do have.
Matt Fitzgerald discusses how to effectively use your device during a race.
Body weight tells you little about health and fitness. Body composition tells you so much more. Here's why your body fat percentage is a much more meaningful metric than weight for endurance athletes.
Calculating your Run Training Stress Score (rTSS) for running is a useful tool for coaches. This article explains what rTSS is and how it is calculated.
The Base period is the time of year when you train to train, not train to race. That means in base you are preparing the body for the greater stresses that will follow in the build period.