Another year, another incredible Boston Marathon. The 2017 addition of this incredible race did not disappoint. Six Americans finished in the top 10 which is a feet that hasn’t been accomplished in quite some time. More importantly, it was a beautiful day to celebrate the pinnacle of running and new England’s continued love of long-distance […]
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MN Episode 14: Heart Rate, Quality Training and Boston
Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation (www.marathonnation.us) for another weekly running podcast. This week Coach P turns to the newsletter questionnaire for topics from our readers like you! Topics covered include: – Quality Training, and how to add it into your run program. – Heart Rate Training, how to get used to it. – Boston Training, […]
2016 Boston Marathon [Plus Videos]
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. […]
2014 Boston Marathon Race Report
In what was part of my comeback trail, the return to Boston was an event I’ve been looking forward to all year. I got it done, but it wasn’t pretty. Note to self — I definitely need to do a better job of learning to respect the marathon distance. Includes splits are more…
The Ultimate Boston Marathon Overview Part 3: A Racing Strategy
Until you hit the “line” you aren’t racing, you are running. You ignore the other runners and do your best to flatten out the course through smart pacing. Nutritionally you are fueling in anticipation of the last 8 miles. Race to the Finish — The last 8 miles on race day are were dreams are […]
The Ultimate Boston Marathon Overview, Part 1: The Weekend
The Boston Marathon is the holy grail for many marathon runners. The unique qualification system and stringent timing standards mean that only a small percentage of the marathoning population is eligible to participate. Unless you are a charity runner, your only option is to spend years getting fitter and faster…and then having the perfect race […]
Free Boston Marathon Qualification Training Advice (No, Really!)
Running the 2013 Boston Marathon was something I was doing more for my family, than for myself. In 2014 I plan on running Boston for the victims of the bombing, and to exemplify the spirit and resiliency of the marathon community.
Boston Marathon Qualification: How to Hack the System to Plan Your Best Qualification Effort
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 […]
Hot Marathon Damage Control Formula
Here are some tips on how you can mitigate the effects of the heat on your overall day, straight from what I have learned racing in the lava fields of Hawaii for the Ironman World Championships.
Boston and Edinburgh Race Webinars with Coach Patrick
Join Coach Patrick McCrann for two brand new race-specific webinars. Information and registration instructions are below; seats are limited and you are racing in about a week (!) so don’t miss out. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Marathon Race Execution Webinar: Boston Marathon Edition Join Coach Patrick from Marathon Nation for this race preparation webinar. Patrick is a […]
The Ultimate Chicago Marathon Overview
This weekend marks the 2010 edition of the Chicago Marathon, the unofficial start of the fall marathon classics. Chicago is one of the more popular US events with close to 45,000 athletes participating each year. Whether you are looking to finish or have your hopes pinned on a qualifying time for Boston, getting the inside […]
Boston Marathon Pacing Sheet (Free Download)
With the Boston Marathon mere days away, there are few things left to remember (including the sneakers above!). As you get ready to face the journey from Hopkinton to downtown Boston, you have undoubtedly spent time planning out how you will pace your day.