Phil Latter is a former senior writer at Running Times and co-author of Running Flow and Faster Road Racing. His work has also appeared in Runner's World, runnersworld.com, and ESPN.com. He currently coaches athletes at The Running Syndicate, in addition to his day job coaching high school runners at Brevard High School (NC).
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The 12 Weeks of Half Marathon Training
Running a half marathon will push your body and mind. Here's how to make the most of your half marathon training in 12 weeks.
Use Speed Work to Master the Marathon
Training for a fall marathon? Don't get stuck in a long, slow rut. Use all those local 5Ks and 10Ks to turn up your training and incorporate invaluable speed work.
Boost Your Fitness With These Race-Specific VO2 Max Workouts
VO2 max workouts can give you huge fitness gains, but you can squeeze more out of them by tailoring them to your chosen race distance. Here's how.
How Training in Heat Can Boost Your Body
Training in hot weather isn't easy. But research shows it can have similar effects on your body as training at altitude.
How to Train for a 5K Race
Training for a 5K doesn't just involve running 3.1 miles over and over again. Instead, you can optimize your training by diversifying your workouts.
5 Trail Running Workouts to Tackle This Spring
Trail running presents a different set of challenges from running on pavement. These five workouts will help you hit the wilderness in confidence.
Routine Matters: Show Up and Make it Count
Winter throws a lot of obstacles in the way of your training. But you can run through them by building routines and changing how you think about running.
What You Need to Know to Run 30 Days in a Row
Running for 30 days in a row can be a fun, challenging way to improve your fitness. But you have to make sure you do it the right way.
How to Take a Break From Running
How do you take an extended break from running but still manage to improve the next training cycle?
An Ode to the Long Run
The long run is the cornerstone of your training. But it does more than just challenge your legs and lungs.
The Magic Progression Run
Ready to take your marathoning to the next level? Meet your new best friend: the progression run.
Are Your Own Beliefs Holding Back Your Training?
It’s funny to think that we have an emotional investment in how we train, and yet, we do. Here's what it means.
Can Social Media Make You a Faster Runner?
Can websites like Strava, Garmin Connect, Instagram, and Twitter help you become a faster, more focussed version of yourself?
Five Workouts for Cross Country
Get stronger, faster and grittier for your upcoming cross country season with these five workouts.
Running Long to Run Fast?
The notion that marathon training “saps the body of speed”– a platitude that was tossed around with near certainty for most of the 20th century – has gradually lost favor as elite ...
Why Your Running Journey Is Just as Important as Your Goal
I could run a thousand miles, pour gallon upon gallon of sweat into this endeavor and, in the end, there would be no guarantee of finding what I was looking for.
Resolve to Make Flow Part of Your New Year
Two weeks into the new year, over 30 percent of those with resolutions have fallen off the bandwagon. By six months, it’s projected to be over 55 percent. A 2013 study by the Unive...