Have a Need for Speed? Training and Racing Tips from Pros and Amateurs

Want to improve on your speedwork and racing strategies? Learn from both masters and beginners in the links below.

Pro racing tips from the coach (since 1973) of The Westchester Track Club.

Ryan Hall was only 20th at Boston, but his teamwork with other Americans may have helped Meb win the race.

How amazing was Rita Jeptoo's Boston performance? Her final 3.2 miles were only 7 seconds slower than Meb Keflezighi's!

While alcohol in moderation can be healthy, it still has an overall negative impact on athletic performance.

Jackie Simpson "Can't Stop Won't Stop" on the road to losing 100 pounds and running the 2014 Berlin Marathon.

Chic Runner's 30 minute running interval playlist.

5 thoughts that keep The Hungry Runner Girl going during speedwork.

If you have questions or comments on my own recent posts, please share. Get in on the discussion today!

Coping with Post-Marathon Blues

A Spectator's Guide to the Boston Marathon

What Motivates You to Push Yourself?

Spring Forward into April Showers

Tony has been a runner for over three decades, competing in cross country and track in high school and college, and road races for various clubs. He's served as team captain for several Corporate Challenge teams at YMCA of the USA, and has informally coached many friends over the years.

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