You’re a Failure… And So Am I

  I’ve been talking to a talented runner where I live in San Diego for a couple of years about working with me as her running coach. She says she wants to do it, but she waffles back and forth about going through with it. Part of all her waffling is financial; she can’t afford […]

6 Lessons From Physiology and How They Make You a Better Runner

  When done correctly, it is a scientific endeavor to maximize running performance. Unfortunately, nearly all scientists spend their careers in academia without venturing out into the arena that got many of them interested in physiology in the first place—competitive sport. As a result, few scientists are coaches. The opposite is also true—few coaches are […]

14-Minute Metabolic Workouts

  Excerpted from 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts ©Jason R. Karp Beginning in the seventh grade, I became fascinated with time—specifically how fast it goes and how each year seems to go by faster than the previous year. When I once shared my perception of time with my 90-year-old grandmother, she said, “Just wait until you’re 80.” I’m […]

Training by Time

Beginning in the seventh grade, I became fascinated with time, specifically how fast it moves and how each year seems to go faster than the previous year. Time spent running is also interesting—the second half of a run always seems to go faster than the first, and some runs seem to fly by while others […]

Gerry Lindgren, Running, and a Lesson About Life

  “I couldn’t run a few steps without falling over,” Gerry said as we ran through Honolulu’s Ala Moana Park. Little did I know that running with 71-year-old Gerry Lindgren during my short trip to Hawaii to teach the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification course was going to be so profound of an experience. Gerry began running […]

How to Do Interval Workouts Correctly

  Once the training secret of the world’s best runners, interval training is now done by everyone, from competitive athletes to grandma next door. Emil Zatopek of the former Czechoslovakia, who won the 10K at the 1948 Olympics and 5K, 10K, and marathon at the 1952 Olympics, was the first athlete to popularize interval training. […]

How Should I Breathe When I Run?

  “How should I breathe when I run?”  I get asked this question all the time. We often take breathing for granted. Many runners are told to “belly breathe,” to breathe from their diaphragm and take deeper breaths to take in more oxygen. However, the main stimulus to breathe, especially at sea-level, is to exhale […]

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