Articles by Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College, he coaches both elite and age-group runners and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica at the 2012 Olympics. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

  • Running Form Drill: Backward Running

    • Published Sep 8, 2015

    Improve your efficiency with this classic drill.

  • One-Hour Workout: Descending 5K/10K Run Ladder

    • Published Sep 1, 2015

    While your muscles are inevitably going to catch fire toward the end of a short race, you can train your body to slow down the burn.

  • Six Strategies For Safe Summer Running

    • Published May 29, 2015

    Keep your cool and beat the heat this summer with these suggestions.

  • The Importance Of Varying Your Running Surfaces

    • Published May 28, 2015

    Are you stuck in a running rut? Take your running where it’s never been before–quite literally.

  • Tips For Surviving Race Week

    • Published Mar 24, 2015
    • Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 4:32 PM UTC

    Use these five simple strategies to make your race-week experience less nerve-racking.

  • How Often Should I Replace My Running Shoes?

    • Published Nov 20, 2014
    • Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 1:03 PM UTC

    Coach Mario Fraioli answers a question about how frequently an athlete should switch out his running shoes.

  • One-Hour Workout: Tempo Run With A Twist

    • Published May 6, 2014

    The tempo run helps you develop the confidence to run your goal race pace for a prolonged period of time.

  • Navigating The Running Shoe Maze

    • Published May 24, 2013
    • Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM UTC

    How to pick a shoe to match your running speed.

  • Determining Your Long Training Run For Any Triathlon Distance

    • Published Aug 20, 2012
    • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM UTC

    How far is far enough? This is the question that troubles most triathletes when it comes time to plan the long run in their training.

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