The Day-After Workout

Hey, Coach R. I heard you don’t like it when runners skip a workout the day after a long run. Is this true? Isn’t it better that I rest and relax? Let me guess. This is really about chafing, isn’t it? You forgot to apply BodyGlide to your unmentionables for yesterday’s …

Long Run Religion

Hey, coach. What’s the deal with weekend long runs? I’m not in training for any specific race right now. Can I give them a miss? —Jeff Z., Columbus, Ohio On Sundays, Jeff, we worship at the Church of the Long Run. Plain and simple. I don’t want you on your …

Pyramid Scheme

Coach, I’m sick of intervals, do you have any advice for a different sort of track workout?  –Martha W., Brooklyn Today, Martha, I’m going to ask you to build a pyramid. Three, actually. Just like in Giza. Know how long it took a pharaoh to build himself a pyramid? Twenty years. Know …