Ted Spiker, Runner's World

Ted Spiker

Runner's World

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past:
  • Runner's World
  • Men's Health Mag
  • Outside Magazine
  • TIME.com
  • PBS

Past articles by Ted:

6 Reasons Why Rest Days Can Actually Help You Run Stronger

Whether you’re a recreational runner or regularly training, there’s value in taking at least one day off each week. → Read More

Guys, Give Your Butts Some Love On Leg Day

Dedicate some workout time to your butt and give your glutes some much-needed attention. → Read More

The Ultimate Guide to NOT Running

Jumping off the hamster wheel doesn’t make you a wimp—science proves it’ll help your body get stronger, faster. Here’s how. → Read More

3 Surprising Lessons You Can Learn From Completely Random Runs

​Here's what a great training performance can teach you about yourself as a runner. → Read More

Why Not Hitting Your Goal Is Sometimes Better

​Even if you come up short in your goal race, you can still win big in the end. → Read More

4 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important

Basically, there’s a lot to get done. So when you see the word “rest” on your schedule, it’s easy to breeze over. Why would you do nothing when there’s always something to cross off the list? The answer is simple: Not running is just as important as fitting in that long run. Rest days help strengthen your body, sharpen your focus, and reinvigorate your spirit so that you actually want to keep… → Read More

4 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important

Basically, there’s a lot to get done. So when you see the word “rest” on your schedule, it’s easy to breeze over. Why would you do nothing when there’s always something to cross off the list? The answer is simple: Not running is just as important as fitting in that long run. Rest days help strengthen your body, sharpen your focus, and reinvigorate your spirit so that you actually want to keep… → Read More

The Better Way to Start a Run for a Better Finish

​Every once in a while, maybe we shouldn’t start at the same time, but finish at the same time. → Read More

When Is the Best Time to Take a Look at Your GPS Watch?

​That tricky balance between running by feel and running with the data in front of you. → Read More

When Is the Best Time to Take a Look at Your GPS Watch?

​That tricky balance between running by feel and running with the data in front of you. → Read More

4 Ways Swimming Has Helped My Running

This form of cross-training brings some surprising benefits. → Read More

Turns Out, I Needed That Kick in the Butt

Sometimes you need a slap down to pick it up. A friend delivered. → Read More

Happy 5th Anniversary to the Sub-30 Club

To honor the group that motivated me to run faster, a vow is made to reach the brass ring again. → Read More

What It Took for Me to Finally Stop Hating Track Workouts

After many loops and miles, the writer finally starts to appreciate the track. → Read More

What It Took for Me to Finally Stop Hating Track Workouts

After many loops and miles, the writer finally starts to appreciate the track. → Read More

4 Lessons You Can Learn From These Race PRs

Big Guy Blog: There’s nothing quite like watching your friends obliterate their goals. → Read More

8 Ideas Running Should Steal from Other Sports

8 ways running should take ideas from other sports, like football, baseball, and soccer. → Read More

The View From the Back of the Pack

Maybe it’s not a whole lot different from the rear. → Read More

Don’t Wait to Go After Your Running Goals

It’s the perfect time for discovering your brass ring for the New Year. Or is it? → Read More

The Ultimate Runner’s Acronym List

Fill out your running history by checking out these well-known (and new) abbreviations. → Read More