Articles by Susan Lacke

Is Obstacle Course Racing Dead?

Nicolle Monico, Susan Lacke / December 5, 2018

Is Spartan’s new move toward more traditional racing a death knell for the OCR trend? Not quite.

Pick Up The Pace With This 1-Hour Workout

Susan Lacke / May 1, 2018

If you want to run faster, you’ve got to—well, run faster. But faster mile splits don’t come overnight. Instead, it’s a gradual process, built on a steady foundation of endurance efforts interspersed with short bursts of speed. Pick-ups, as these bursts are known, should be a staple of every runner’s training plan, says Mark Spewak, coach of […]

6 Seriously-Underrated National Park Runs

Susan Lacke / April 19, 2018

Running in America’s national parks can be an unforgettable experience. After all, few things compare to the challenge of a rim-to-rim run in the  Grand Canyon or a trail run in the red rocks of  Zion National park. But a trail run in a national park can also be a frustrating experience, as the paths are […]

Boston 2018 Coldest on Record

Susan Lacke / April 17, 2018

Mother Nature unleashed her wrath on the Boston Marathon to create 30-degree temperatures, freezing rain, and headwinds of more than 25 miles per hour.

Des & Shalane’s Friendship Embodies #TogetherForward

Susan Lacke / April 16, 2018

Des Linden’s win at the Boston Marathon may have come as a surprise to some, but there’s one person who isn’t shocked: her friend and fellow Olympian Shalane Flanagan. Shortly after Flanagan’s win at the New York City Marathon, where she became the first American woman in 40 years to break the tape, Linden tweeted her […]

How to Eat For a Marathon

Holly J. Coley / April 13, 2018

When prepping for a marathon, most of us think of one word: Training. But there’s another word that’s just as important: Diet. Most athletes try to be cognizant of what they put in their bodies. However, eating well versus eating to compete are two separate things. To get a better understanding of what it takes […]

8 Ways to Manage Muddy Runs

Susan Lacke / April 4, 2018

Spring has sprung, and though April showers bring May flowers, they also bring some seriously muddy trails. The spring rains, combined with the ground’s freeze-thaw cycle, can make a real mess of your favorite trails, creating sticky, slippery terrain and putting runners at risk of injury. Here’s how to stay rubber side down on even […]