Treadmill or Elliptical?

: You can't always run outside. What are the benefits of treadmills and elliptical machines when you need to do your running indoors?

Concrete or Asphalt?

: The hardness difference between concrete and asphalt is insignificant when running in shoes, because the cushioning afforded by shoes far exceeds any cushioning provided by those surfaces.

The cambered road running issue

: Could running on cambered (crowned) roads contribute to foot, ankle, knee or hip pain? This has been studied in recent times with several published articles in the literature. So what do the ...

Math of Tangents

: Without thinking, some of the athletes taking the outside line put themselves at a disadvantage by running further. Over a common race course with turns, taking the outside line can make quite a ...

Mad calf disease

: This you can't sidestep by eschewing beef. The "cure" is to avoid age and, if age avoidance is the remedy, the disease is preferable. What's this run-induced calf malady so many oldsters contract?

The softer side of running

: Fall is the season for trail running and racing. After a long and exciting summer of Triathlon training and racing it is easy to feel "burned out." Try signing up for a trail running race and see ...

How to Kill—Your 10k PR

: I believe just about every reasonably fit male the age of 45 has the theoretical physiological capacity to run his age for a 10k, that is, a 10k in 45 minutes.

Interval Training the Hitchcock way

: After a base of solid distance running has been established, a runner can add interval training to complete the elements needed for optimal racing fitness.

Running long for improved performance

: It is true that runners well below their maximum training load can increase any aspect of their training––including doing more slow and steady running––and see improved racing results.

Run injury free

: Take care of yourself, and don't get pushed around by anybody who sells you anything that goes on your feet.

Technical aspects of running

: Perhaps (I thought as I ran) it would be good to write about the technical side of running.

It's the principle that matters

: Every once in awhile there will be a good running coach who will have some success. This will seem like the way to do things, until the next System is discovered.