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The Yoga Effect & It’s Importance for Runners

21 December
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photo credit: Synergy by Jasmine One of the most common questions runners ask is how they can get faster.  While speed is certainly relative, there are many factors that contribute to overall improvement.  Inside Marathon Nation we consider the top three factors to be flexibility, control, and durability aka what Coach Patrick often refers to […]

Defining the Right Long Run for Your Marathon Training (Equation Included)

12 September

One of the most frequent marathon training questions I am asked has to do with the “best” distance for the weekly long run. At first I thought everyone was obsessed with the long run, but I have come to realize that people are really asking me something entirely different: “How far do I need to […]

Going Mental: A C.A.S.E. for Mindful Marathon Planning

13 June

After the marathon, most runners simply…keep running. No downtime. No rest. No reflection. No time for growth…and ultimately no room for it either. Any marathon finisher will tell you the importance of being 100% mentally prepared for the challenges of race day; yet few choose to exercise their mental muscles in the post-race window when […]

Boston Marathon Qualification: How to Hack the System to Plan Your Best Qualification Effort

01 May

While registration information is up in the air for the 2014 Boston Marathon a few things are very certain. First, the 118th Boston marathon will be held on April 21, 2013. And second, after the tragic events of this past year, gaining entrance will be exceptionally hard for the event. The Boston Marathon already has […]

How to Be an Eco-Friendly Marathoner

11 March

When it comes to eco-friendly exercise, outdoor running is about as low-environmental-impact as you can get. It doesn’t require much in the way of gear. You don’t have to drive to a field or other location in order to train. You can run in virtually any environment or weather conditions (except lightning storms). If you […]

Key Couch To Marathon Training Secret: Keep It Social

15 October

Author’s Note: This is the second installment in our new “Couch to Marathon” instructional series designed to help newbie marathoners make the most of their first race (first one is here). From training to racing information, we’ll cover the fundamentals that all beginner runners should know. If you have any additional questions, please find us […]

Marathon Nutrition Protocol for Success

20 June

The period of time leading into your next marathon brings a lot of distinct challenges that are entirely unrelated to the race itself: tapering, traveling, eating, sleeping, etc. While important, these disparate elements don’t matter as much as the fitness you bring to the starting line and the plan you have in place to reach […]