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 […]
photo credit: Robert Bejil Photography This Off Season, Cross Train with Yoga for Improved Athletic Performance The off season is an ideal time to add yoga and flexibility to your training routine to help you build a stronger, more limber and balanced body, recover faster, and reduce your chances of injury all while increasing […]
Like most of the rest of the world, I continue to struggle with processing what happened in Boston on Marathon Monday. In a matter of 15 seconds, two bombs changed my hometown marathon into a global spectacle of terror, tragedy and intrigue.
Despite the fact that I do so much of my training on my own, I really think running is a social enterprise. Sure, I try to say HI to everyone I run past (unless I have snot all over my face or the sight of me is apparently terrifying you!), but that’s not the same.
With the Goofy Challenge mere days away, and the growing popularity of more hard core running events that let you stack up serious miles like Reach the Beach or Bay to Breakers, this article is meant to address the need for almost instant run recovery. Success in endurance running events has less to do with […]
Congratulations! You just completed a marathon and whether or not you met your goal time, you have earned the right to take some serious time off. In fact, your ability to recover well will determine the real outcome of the marathon – your fitness. This article will outline why we need to recover and give […]