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This site is dedicated to making you a better runner, whether you’re a beginner or a competitive athlete. Many of the articles are general in nature, but specific attention is given to the marathon and ultramarathon distances. I don't claim to have any specific training beyond my own experience as a competitive ultrarunner and I advise you to Trust No One. I’m a believer in the scientific method, and so this site is a mixture of my personal perspective and my analysis of the available scientific evidence. I also believe that Documentation Is Evil and therefore try to keep things short and to the point. You can contact me to ask questions, suggest articles, or to disagree with what I've written. I'm also on

I summarize my training as my Training Macrolog. If you want to follow updates to this Wiki, I post to as the Wiki RSS is not effective.

1 Key Topics

If you only read a few tips, these are the ones that I believe are most critical.

2 Running Basics

3 General Running

4 Training


5 Racing

NYC Marathon by Martineric

6 Running Shoes

7 Ultrarunning

8 Nutrition

My daily salad, with lots of beets

9 Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet restricts carbohydrate intake, and to a lesser extent protein intake, to the point where the body converts fat into ketones. These ketones are an alternative fuel source for most cells in the body, supplementing or replacing glucose as a critical fuel source. Note that most of these articles are under construction and may only exist as notes, while others are closer to completion.

10 Injury prevention and healing

11 Weight Loss

12 Gear Reviews

13 Book Reviews

14 Software

15 Off Topic and Tangents

16 External Links

These are links to articles that I would have added to this site if they did not already exist.