David ZM Allison

Freelance writer, copy writer, blogger, email campaigns and social media

For the past 9 years I have been writing articles, web content, copy writing, blogging and social media posts to grow various businesses and projects (primarily in health and fitness).

Over the past few years, I have been interviewed as an expert in regard to distance running for various publications (Runner's World, Competitor, Run Haven and Spry Living).

I am a former Division I athlete and currently a world-class masters runner in the 1-mile and 5000 meters. I am a USATF certified level 1 Coach.

I would describe my natural writing style as one that is humorous, thought provoking and conversational in tone.

I have a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania

Portfolio

Graphic Work - Flyers

Athlinks Blog (Inspiring & Fun Posts)

Why the 5+ Hr Marathoner & 14+ Hr Ironman Are My Heroes
Over 28K Facebook shares and over 47K pageviews Post about why those of us who finish towards the back of the race are no less of a runner or triathlete than the elites.
'Twas The Night Before Race Day - Athlinks Blog
'Twas the night before race day, when all thro' the house, Not a person was stirring, not even my spouse; My singlet was hung by the dresser with care In the hopes that my...
7 Reasons Why We Do Early Morning Runs | Athlinks Blog
I could say that those of us who do long distance running events are all highly motivated individuals, who simply have it in our DNA to spring out of bed like the Easter Bunny...
Why the Costume Runner is Good for All of Us | Athlinks Blog
Over 650 Facebook shares and over 1.1K pageviews. Post looking at why many of us very "serious" runners may want to re-examine how these costumed runners approach a race.
When The Training Run Becomes A "Race" | Athlinks Blog
Whether we want to admit it or not, even the most zen of us has that competitive spirit pop up from time to time. Usually this feeling occurs in the middle of a race we're...
Endurance Athletes: Glory Days Can Be Now! | Athlinks Blog
Although there are many non-runners out there who think all of us runners will have bad knees if we keep running, this has never been medically proven at all. In fact, the...
The Baby Jogger | A Rebirth For Your Running | Athlinks Blog
Run and workout for sometimes hours. Have a positive and healthy body self-image. Have energy like a superhero. Be fearless. Plan when and where you'd be racing throughout the...
40+ or New to Running? You Still Have Hope! | Athlinks Blog
We all know the famous fable about the tortoise and the hare and how the tortoise prevails due to his patience and consistency. But how many of us take this slow and steady...
Lost Your Motivation to Train? It'll be OK | Athlinks Blog
You've been so focused for months, maybe even years with your endurance training - waking up early, eating right, hitting your personal goals and having a great time in the...
Triathletes: Why Do You Hate Running? | Athlinks Blog
Yes, I know saying you hate running is a pretty strong sentiment, but many of you triathletes out there have to admit that the running leg of your triathlon is your least...
Lost Your Motivation to Train? It'll be OK: Part 2 | Athlinks
In Part 1 of our blog post yesterday, we discussed reasons why sometimes you lose your motivation to train and gave some possible solutions to get you out of those training...
5 Running Goals for 2016 You Can Attain | Athlinks Blog
With a New Year kicking off, many runners are setting their goals, making resolutions and planning out their race calendars for the year. Too often, these goals are focused...

Athlinks Blog (Equipment, Races & General Info)

The Surprising Right Training Partner | Athlinks Blog
Me to someone in the running community I know: We should run sometime soon. Running community person's usual response: Oh, no! You're too fast for me; I'd just slow you down. I...
Speed Work Shouldn't Scare the S%@t Out of You | Athlinks Blog
Many of you got into running for a myriad of reasons: become physically fitter, clear your head, lose some weight, find an active social network of friends, etc. It would be...
Do You Expect to Get a Finisher Medal? | Athlinks Blog
Over 340 Facebook shares and over 2K pageviews. Post about whether endurance athletes still feel they deserve or want a finisher's medal.
Why Race Volunteering Can be Motivating | Athlinks Blog
Maybe you have an injury that has you out of competition for a while. Maybe you are thinking about doing your first 5K, sprint triathlon, obstacle race or cycling tour event,...
Songs that Describe Your Training Right Now | Athlinks Blog
This post isn't about what songs pump you up on your training run or ride. Nor is it some top-100 list of the best songs to workout to. No, this is more personal...more...
Yeah, It's Gotta Be The Running Shoes | Athlinks
I get asked this question all of the time: What shoes do you run in? My answer is usually with a chuckle: Me? Oh, I have worn almost everything? I'm lucky. I have a neutral...
Social Side of Racing - Fun Reasons to Race
If you're new to the endurance racing scene it may be a bit stressful to figure out what races to enter. Also, you feel you may not do so well or look silly out there on the...
Racing Without a PR in Mind | Athlinks Blog
PR, which in endurance circles stands for "Personal Record", or the best time an individual has done personally in a particular distance or race. This is something that many...
5 Reasons to Take a Racecation | Athlinks Blog
Maybe your significant other is supportive in your racing endeavors, but is not an endurance athlete and at times is not sure entirely why you love being on the roads for hours...
Why Treadmill Running is Not A Bad Thing - Athlinks Blog
I know many of you in most parts of the country right now have no need for treadmills - the weather is perfect for running - not so for us out here in Phoenix, AZ. This time of...
Know The Race Course For Your Next Event | Athlinks
Although most of us out there are not trying to break any world records in our next race, some of us are looking to PR, or just simply finish the marathon/triathlon itself. One...
Cycling and Running Safety: A two-way Street | Athlinks Blog
When we are out on our bikes or pounding the pavement with our running shoes we sometimes feel, let's be honest, invincible. Whether we call it being in "the zone", "runner's...
Solo or Group for Endurance Training? | Athlinks Blog
So you just signed up for your first triathlon, half marathon, trail run, Spartan or mountain bike race and you're not sure whether you should train by yourself or find some...
Why Spreadsheets Should be Dead to You - Athlinks Blog
If you want to track how you have been improving (or not improving, unfortunately) in the endurance events you have been racing in, then the days of you opening up your computer...
Crazy Idea - Run without Earbuds and Music! | Athlinks Blog
I realize this idea of running without earbuds and music is close to endurance blasphemy as far as many of you are concerned, but hear me out. I'm not saying you should never...

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