Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation (www.marathonnation.us) for another weekly running podcast. This week Coach Patrick shares one of his favorite runs — The Resolution Run. A combination of meditation and reflection, this run will give you the chance to put the final stamp on your “year” of running. You’ll also put an eye towards […]
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Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation (www.marathonnation.us) for another weekly running podcast. This week Coach Patrick helps you map out a reasonable running plan for the holiday break. You’ll need to dial the run down a bit, and be prepared to make a concession (or two) — tis the season of giving! If you do […]
It’s been a while since we’ve made updates, but this one is for real. We have been working behind the scenes to improve our training plans by making them easier to read, more useable and more effective.
Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation (www.marathonnation.us) for another weekly running podcast. COPY FROM TRELLO Subscribe here: Listen to it on iTunes. Listen to it on Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” Thanks for listening to this Marathon Nation podcast. Marathon Nation is the home […]
Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation (www.marathonnation.us) for another weekly running podcast. This week Coach Patrick outlines the Three Act Play approach to capturing your season of running. You can’t get better as a runner if you don’t capture how you are doing. Use this simple framework to help craft the narrative of your year…and […]
Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation (www.marathonnation.us) for another weekly running podcast. This week Coach P breaks down how to get back to running after some time off. He covers Introverted vs Extroverted Runners…and outlines the basic plan that everyone should follow when getting back up to speed with their running (or just starting out)! Subscribe […]
Getting injured sucks. No really. There’s the actual pain, and then there’s the “I’m not working out!” pain. Then Physical Therapy. You have to do time in Run Jail and fight the evil lizard brain that wants you to just give up. Then rehab doing stuff like Pool Running and using the Elliptical Machine. But finally, after what feels […]
One of the best first steps to getting back to proper running can be completed in the pool. Pool running is essentially a weightless version of running that allows you to mimic the motion with zero cost your body.
I hope you enjoy this interview with Jason Fitzgerald from StrengthRunning.com. Jason is an incredible example of how you can turn adversity into triumph. Six months of severe IT Band syndrome led Jason to start StrengthRunning as a resource for other runners.
90% of Running Injuries are Preventable
Common knowledge holds that a cadence of 180 foot strikes per minute is optimal. To achieve this, your left and right feet each hit the ground 90 times in a minute. The rationale is that this cadence will help you maintain good form. Good form reduces the chance of injury. And running with good form for longer periods of […]
In our last post on Beating the Injury Mindset I mentioned several running alternatives. Foremost among them is the elliptical machine. In this article, I’ll outline the pros and cons of using the elliptical. I will also provide a few sample workouts. Elliptical machines are in almost any gym, anywhere. You have definitely seen it before. It has […]
Time off. Down time. Run jail. Whatever you call it, there’s no hiding from the fact that you aren’t running. And it’s driving you crazy. If you’re a Type A athlete like most of us, any interruption of your normal life is incredibly painful. “Run – Eat – Work – Sleep – Repeat” is long gone. […]
Sometimes running isn’t an option. It’s a hard thing for runners to admit, but we all have a “line” somewhere at which point, running is no longer good for our bodies.
It’s that magical third Monday in April. The time of year when spring has sprung, even if it doesn’t show up on race day. The time of year when everybody is #BostonStrong. Monday was the 2016 Boston Marathon Monday! This year’s edition featured a good wind and temperatures in the low 70s. The weather was perfect for spectating. […]
Stretching is as important to running as running. Left untreated, tight muscles can be the difference between lining up on the starting line for a race, or watching it from the sidelines.