Can you help this runner who’s getting slower during marathon training?

Anybody who’s training for a marathon knows how difficult it can be: the long runs never end, the mileage keeps creeping up, and those tempo runs are grueling!

Should you taper before a tune-up race during marathon training?

We all know that tapering before a goal race is important to perform at your best. But should you taper before a tune-up race?

Run wicked fast marathonahs!!! #bostonmarathon #bostonstrong

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You be the Coach: How should John pace his marathon?

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, there’s ample opportunity for things to go wrong. Fueling, pacing, health, and even your mindset can be ravaged by the marathon.

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One of the most difficult aspects of running the …

Can Running at Altitude Help My Marathon?

Running at altitude is tough: with less oxygen in the air and a higher risk of dehydration, you’ll inevitably run slower.

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Just consider that …

Q&A with Coach: Live Boston Marathon Edition

The 119th Boston Marathon was an epic showdown – not just for the pro’s, but for the other 26,000+ runners who crossed the fabled finish line on Boylston Street.

A strong headwind and light rain made the already difficult …

3 Ways to Run Fast at the Boston Marathon

In one week, tens of thousands of runners will line up in Hopkinton to run the world’s most prestigious race: the Boston Marathon.

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Last year, I challenged all of you running Boston to make an important decision: settle …

Inside the Diet of an Elite Marathoner: How Ariana Hilborn Fuels Her Workouts

On February 28, Ariana Hilborn won the Phoenix Half Marathon by over three minutes in 1:14:52 – averaging 5:43 per mile for over 13 miles.

A week later, she placed second at the Mountain to Fountain 15k in 53:03.…

How to Improve Your Marathon by 38 Minutes (after a serious injury)

Have you ever suffered from a running injury? I sure have – in fact, for 6 years I was constantly hurt!

Running after injury

I came down with almost every injury in the book:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Low back pain (SI

In Defense of Dirty, Rotten, No-Good Marathons (or, how to learn from bad marathons)

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, the potential for back luck is huge. After 20 miles you’re in the Wild West and anything can happen.

That uncharted territory can bring disastrous consequences, reducing your goal …

The Maffetone Method, Base Training, and Why You Are Not “Lungs with Legs”

Are you ready for a monster discussion on base training, the Maffetone Method, and more training geekery?

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I definitely am  – and this article is a beast – so grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a …