Tips for Racing Wisely

An excerpt from Racing Wisely: A Practical & Philosophical Guide to Performing at Your Personal Best

Racing

The Dream Season

Your best performance yet

Speed

Become a Stronger Uphill or Downhill Runner

Improve your performance on the steeps by addressing your weakness

Trail Tips

Sex and the Trail Runner

How pre-race interludes affect race-day performance

Trail Tips

Ask the Coach: Achilles Tightness

With age, my Achilles tendons have become increasingly tight and sore. What is the best stretch to perform, and is it recommended to stretch them both before and after a run?
—Eddie Fullmer, Abilene, TX

Injuries and Treatment

Ask the Coach: Heart's Aflutter

During a recent trail race, as I attempted to tackle the first climb, I could tell that lactic acid was beginning to gush into my bloodstream. My heart rate was out of control. What should I do?

Ask the Coach
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