Marathon

Race Execution and Proper Marathon Pacing

  After months of training and countless miles, your race is here. Hundreds of hours of hard work all come down to one day and 26.2 miles. Yet after juggling workouts, recovery, managing your commitments, and making nuanced adjustments to your nutrition, the most common race strategy is practically no strategy at all: 1 —…

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Couch to Marathon: Your Go-To Guide

Running, or rather road racing is currently one of the most popular activities in the United States. It’s cheap (only need shoes), it’s accessible (just go outside), it’s social (join a club), and it good for your health (in moderation)…in short, running has the deck stacked in its favor when it comes to rapid growth.…

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Cross Training For Endurance Athletes – A Beginners Guide

  Runners are creatures of habit. We like to run. Especially marathoners, who often favor higher mileage and skip the “extras” that don’t directly contribute to their marathon-specific fitness. Those cross-training workouts – like core work, pool running or cycling, and strength exercises – can have dramatic benefits for marathoners and shouldn’t be skipped. Knowing when to…

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Hi Five Time at the Boston Marathon

Five Reasons to Rethink the Fall Marathon

Every year athletes wake up in the fall realizing that their season is technically over and that winter is looming. Full of fitness and facing the reality of the coming cold, most athletes try to cram in one more good race for the year. But sometimes one more race is just one race too many.…

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Make Up Your Mind

The Best Way to Add a Fall Marathon (Type A Triathlete Edition)

At the end of every year the average triathlete faces a unique question: should I run a Fall marathon? Unfortunately most triathletes don’t appreciate the full cost of what doing a Fall marathon means. A marathon seems inconsequential as compared to their prior training. And the reward seems high – their friends will like them…

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