Four myths about ultra running that you need to know

Believing these four myths might be holding you back. Director of coaching at, Jason Koop has been guiding elite athletes for decades. His new book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a veritable goldmine of training knowledge. We caught up with coach Koop to talk about the book, which he says disproves widely held beliefs…

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

The “runner” as a metaphor Literature about running has changed over the course of history. The short story “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” by Alan Sillitoe gave this genre a political perspective that changed the vision of a literary “runner”. Sillitoe’s character Smith uses running as a way to mentally reflect. Running gives…

Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials

John L. Parker’s Once a Runner follows a fictional elite collegerunner, Quenton Cassidy. Cassidy is a sub-4 minute miler, and Olympic Gold Medal contender who professes a “secret.” The secret is that there is no secret. There is simply a trial of miles and miles of trials. Every day we make choices and one of the…

Finding Your Perfect Run Cadence

Most running injuries result from three aspects of your form: heel striking, over-striding and/or cadence. The good news for runners is that cadence is probably the most important of these three and, when improved, will also improve your chances of having zero knee issues.

Double Run’s

Double runs are a great way to increase run volume while lowering the chance of injury compared to if a similar run volume was completed in one session.

101-Trail Running

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that what your doing in training is the right things? We will look to put your mind at ease and cover three take home points that you can ensure are in place with your own running.


Pacing is a crucial component to our training programs. Research indicates that training intensity is the most important factor for improving the physiological processes that determine running performance.