Carb Loading for Marathoners: Do’s and Don’ts for Training and Racing

The marathon is a unique event: it’s long enough that carb loading becomes an important key to your success on race day.

Because of it’s distance, the marathon is different than shorter races. Your fueling choices before and during …

Marathon Training at the Elite Level, with Pro Nick Arciniaga

Meet Nick Arciniaga, one of the best marathoners in the United States.

Marathon Training Nick Arciniaga

Nick is the winner of the 2013 US Marathon Championships and has a personal best of 2:11:30.

But he wasn’t always a distance runner. In fact, he …

Prevent More Injuries with National Champs Max King and Joseph Gray

Sooner or later, every runner will (sometimes painfully) learn the hard truth about running: overuse injuries are inevitable.

Prevent Injuries

Since running is an impact sport – you vs. the ground – and almost everybody thinks “anybody can run,” injuries …

Coach Jenny Hadfield on How Beginners Should Start Running

No matter what age you start running, there are certain universal principles to follow at certain training ages.

Beginner Start Running

And Coach Jenny Hadfield is here to help beginner runners plan smarter training so you can:

  • Enjoy each run with

3 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Performance Plateau

I love looking through my old training logs from high school and college. They’re a goldmine of info:

I can see the progression of almost …

Better Nutrition = Faster Racing (here’s how)

Today I want to talk about something important: FOOD!

The garden is still kickin’

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I love food. I’m sure you do, too. Runners know that …

Is “Balance” Holding Your Performances Back?

Balance: it’s something you’ll hear experts urge you to find in every area of your life. But is balance holding you back?
Christine Ultra Running

To address this topic, I’ve invited my Content Editor (and rockstar runner) Christine to share her …

Sub-2:00 Half Marathon Training: How to Break 2 in the Half

The fastest growing race distance in the country is the half marathon with an annual growth rate in half marathon finishers of 12.5% since 2003 (per Running USA).

Half Marathon Finishers by Year

With nearly 2 million finishers per year, it’s no surprise …

How Much Mileage Should You Run During Marathon Training?

The marathon holds a special place in many runners minds: it’s the ultimate test of endurance, grit, and mental toughness.

marathon

Every day, I get questions from my readers about the marathon:

  • “Should I take a gel every 4 miles

Easy vs. Marathon Pace, Goal Setting, and More Q&A with Coach Mario Fraioli

The best runners know when to get help and work together. It’s like Michael Jordan once said:

Teamwork

If you’re a Lone Wolf, some things are inevitable:

  • Have a question? Prepare to spend hours going down the Google rabbit