Category: Physical Fitness

5 tips on choosing your first IRONMAN® race

There are dozens and dozens of Ironman® races that take place in countries all over the world. Some are in small towns, other in big cities. Some on flat land, others on ski resorts. Then […]

8 hip stretches for runners that’ll transform your training

I’ve been working with Robert Connors of Signum Training and Nutrition for a few years now and the other day we were complaining about tight hips (typical fitness nut small talk) to one another. Naturally, […]

Sub 3 hour marathon training: 2nd attempt

My first attempt at running a sub 3 hour marathon back on October 19th in Baltimore didn’t pan out. I ended up running a ~3:21 per the course clock (26.65 miles) and a 3:18 per […]

5 tips to enjoy your first Ironman® triathlon

Your first Ironman®, sprint tri, or any race can bring with it a lot of feelings of excitement, anxiety, nervousness, and countless other emotions. While that’s all completely and 100% normal, it’s important to remember […]

4 ways to immediately improve your Ironman swim training

Swimming is a lot like golf (stay with me…). Just about anyone can give it a shot. Chances are, the first time you try it – you’re not going to be very good, but with […]

4 things I learned from failing to qualify for Boston in Baltimore

Well, I tried. I tried to qualify for Boston by running a sub-3 hour marathon during the Baltimore Running Festival, and I gave myself 13 weeks to do it. All things considered, those are not […]

11 Weeks of Sub 3 Hour Marathon Training: Time To Taper

Well, the hardest part is over. 8 straight weeks of 2 mile increases on the long runs peaked this past Sunday with a 20 miler (that I’m happy to say went WAY better than the […]

How to immediately start running & cycling faster (without working harder)

We all want this. We all want the ability to simply speed up our paces to run & cycle faster (and reduce the chance for injury in the process). Even more, especially if you’re already […]

8 Weeks of Sub 3 Hour Marathon Training: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

I’ll cut to the chase with this post – sometimes, training is just hard. Not every session is perfect, some are downright bad, and not every one of them even happens. It’s something I learned […]

The Best Triathlon Gear For Beginners: The Comprehensive Guide

If you’ve decided to train for your first Ironman, there’s a strong chance you’ve quickly become overwhelmed by the amount of gear that you’ll need. It’s not as simple as grabbing some shoes, borrowing a […]