The Reverse Taper: How to Return to Running After a Marathon

As a coach, I’m most nervous during the two weeks after a marathon. Aerobic fitness remains high but the body is still reeling from the aftermath of racing 26.2 miles.

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The injury risk is significantly higher post-marathon, when the …

The Complete Philadelphia Marathon Course Guide (#RunPhilly!)

Since 1994, the Philadelphia Marathon has become one of the best marathons in the United States.

Philadelphia Marathon

Philly puts on a great show with all the amenities, world-class timing and organization, and a nearly perfect marathon venue to run a …

More Confidence, Faster Racing: How Kris Ran a 32 Minute Marathon PR

How confident are you as a runner? If you say something like this, you’ll make me smile like a proud coach:

“My training has gone so well that I know I’ll run a PR – it’s just a question

How to Become An Ultramarathoner: 5 No-BS Steps to Running Your First Ultra

Doug Hay is a 5-time ultramarathon finisher and the creator of the trail running blog, Rock Creek Runner. Just recently he finished the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run.

Doug Hay Ultramarathoner

He is also the co-host of the No

The Uncanny “7 Strategies to Run Your Fastest Marathon” Podcast with Matt Frazier

The marathon: for many, it’s a mythical unicorn. Capturing a great performance can be elusive and may take years.

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Jason and Matt on the days they ran their fastest marathons

When I ran my first marathon, New York City …

When Are You Ready to Run a Marathon?

A few weeks ago a runner emailed me and said:

“I started running a few weeks ago and I’m up to 9 miles per week with a 4 mile long run. I’m also working on increasing the run portion

Exercising vs. Training: How Bill Ran a Marathon PR After Surgery and a Stress Fracture

Exercising and training are very different. Do you know how (and why it could be the difference between a huge personal best and another “so so” race)?

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Exercising is for general health, well-being and even for fun. It makes …

A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness: My Boston Marathon Race Report

How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach.

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It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are …

Skeptic to Believer: How Darin Ran a 3:57 Marathon PR at Age 52

After working with thousands of runners, I’ve come across more skeptics than I ever thought existed.

Runners who insist “that will never work for me!” or “maybe that worked for her… but I’m different.”Run Your BQ

Having “special snowflake …

How to Train for a Marathon: Jay Johnson on Long Runs, Cutback Weeks, and Maximizing Your Potential

There’s no shortage of information about how to train for a marathon. Just search the web and you’ll find countless marathon plans, articles, and advice.

But if your goal is to do more than simply finish, what advice should …