Those cross-training workouts – like core work, pool running or cycling, and strength exercises – have dramatic benefits for marathoners and shouldn’t be skipped. Knowing when to implement them in a smart training plan can help you recover faster, run more, and ultimately get that new personal best.
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Part 4: Eight Couch to Marathon Baby Steps
While the marathon is your own personal adventure to navigate, rest assured that thousands more have done the same. You can use their experience as your road map. As a coach who has helped countless athletes reach the finish line, I am going to let you in on one simple secret for your preparation: Take […]
Ultimate Heat Beating Gear for Runners
Here are my top three things to use when heading out in the heat; feel free to add your own product or concoction in the comments below, thanks!
ATC – Ask The Coach: Marathon Cramping on Race Day
I just ran my first full marathon at age 42. I’ve been running consistently for about 8+ years. I’ve trained religiously and done many half marathons and many 18-22 mile long runs in the past while training without ever cramping in my calves or quads, or anywhere for that matter.
The Ultimate Marathon Race Plan
Getting ready for the big dance, the full 26.2 miles, is a huge undertaking. As the day approaches, the true significance of the event becomes readily apparent by virtue of just how panicked you become. Not all of the worry is necessarily bad, but it can lead you down the path to some poor deciscions […]
The Marathon Secret: Your Skill Run, aka It’s Not All Endurance
Running is one thing, but to do it well is something else and to sustain it for 26.2 miles is another story altogether. Poor running form can lead to injury, additional stress on your body, and reduce your ability to use your fitness over time. You must develop–and maintain–good running form if you are going […]
Running Commandments: What Are Your Rules?
There are plenty of great discussions on our member message boards, and some of them are just too good to pass up. This thread on the commandments of running, the things you need to do before a run so that it will be just right.