In this episode of Ask the Coaches, Brock and Lucho answer listener's questions about knowing your potential as an athlete, What is the way to run downhill, how to not rely on your GPS so much, and the best way to return from a sacral. Read More


In this 271st episode of Ask the Coaches, Brock Armstrong and Lucho answer listener questions about Fuelling for a Double, Hill Training 101, Should Kids Take Supplements, MAF on Limited Time, and chat about their own training and racing. Read More


We are back with Ask the Coaches and Lucho! On this show get Lucho’s analysis of Kona and answers to your questions on: Legs cramping and pains leading to a DNF in an ultra (Vermont 50) – figuring out what went wrong to be stronger next time, Our top hill training workouts for ultras and Read More


This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Hill Training Is Possible Even Without Hills”, please leave it below in the comments section… When ultramarathon events like those in Leadville and Vermont are mentioned, one of the first things that probably spring up in a Read More

April 7, 2010

Racing at High Altitude

Earlier this week, Endurance Planet hosted a live, interactive webinar on Racing at High Altitude with Dr. Scott Drum. Drum is the Director of the High Altitude Performance Lab at Western State College in Colorado. He's also the founder of the Gunnison Endurance Project. Today on Endurance Planet, we're making the audio Read More

April 2, 2010

Completing the Barkley

Each year for a quarter of a century, a race has been held in Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee that most of the world has never heard of. The Barkley. The Barkley Marathons 100-mile Run puts the toughest ultramarathons to shame. In some ways the word “race” doesn’t quite fit with Barkley. Read More


Just when you think you've traversed the worst hill there is, someone thousands of miles away does you one better. After "running" The Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado, I get a message from someone in Hawaii who said, "take a look at this!" Koko Crater does, in fact, have a lot of visual similarities to Read More

February 17, 2010

The Incline

You'd be hard-pressed to find more difficult "hill" training than The Incline which is located on the mountainside in Manitou Springs, Colorado. A specially-designed train used to take locals up to the top where they could bask in remarkable views. Now local athletes---Olympians and age groupers alike---use this ridiculously steep trail for exercise. Read More