Training to be “READY” »

In the military, a soldier is continuously being trained and maintained, even though at the time there may be no war to fight. Why? Well, a county must have defenders ready to “jump into action” at any time to protect the country. Some runners, like me, who do not presently have goal race to train […]

Top 10 Questions Asked by Beginning Runners »

Learn how to run! This article contains the most common questions asked by new runners, and those returning to running after an extended layoff. Includes a beginner training plan (running program) to get you on your way!

About Mark Iocchelli

Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.