Breaking the Cycle of Failure Avoidance
Coach Alex Nichols talks about the failure avoidance cycle, and how we can break out of it.
Reconsidering Your Time off After a Season of Running
Coach Alex Nichols talks about the importance of time off after a big race or training block, and how it should vary based upon a runner’s specific needs.
The Run Commute
Coach Alex Nichols writes about how run commuting can help balance our run training with the rest of our lives.
How to Choose a Long Run Effort
Alex Nichols describes the benefits of two types of long-run training: time-on-feet long runs and high-quality long runs.
Race-Day Strategy: Run Your Own Race
Alex Nichols, ultrarunner and coach, reflects on how he could have used a better race strategy at the 2021 Western States 100.
Getting Out of the Door When You Lack Motivation
Coach Alex Nichols shares tips for getting out the door to run when motivation is lacking.
Eat on the Run: Adapting Running Nutrition to Your Needs
How to adapt running nutrition principles to your individualized needs.
How to Use Time Trials in Your Run Training
Why and how to use time trials as part of your run training.
Learning From Disappointment
Coach Alex Nichols looks at what we can learn from a disappointing race.
The Advantages of Training on Flat Terrain
Coach Alex Nichols on the importance of flat training in trail running and ultrarunning.