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 …

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.

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

  • “Should I take a gel every 4 miles

Training for a Marathon? My 4 Favorite Marathon Workouts

The marathon might be the most challenging distance that “normal people” race – and for good reason.

Marathon Training

At 26.2 miles and lasting the better part of a workday for most runners, it will test you in ways no shorter …

Ian Sharman on Racing Massive Downhills (and in costumes)

Have you ever noticed that hilly races make you a lot more sore than flat races?

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It should come as no surprise: hills are more stressful. You fight gravity on the way up and use it to your advantage …

How to choose your next goal after a marathon

Running a marathon is a thrill – no matter if you set a Personal Best or crawl home to the finish line.

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Either way, running 26.2 miles is an achievement that most people will never accomplish. It takes guts, …

Marathon Pacing: 6 Lessons Learned from a PR Near Miss

There’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line with a new Personal Record. Missing that PR might make all that training feel like a waste, but it doesn’t have to!

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Note from Jason: This post is written

Dathan Ritzenhein on Strength Training and Marathon Fueling

Dathan Ritzenhein is one of the best distance runners in US history. And he’s here today to help you run faster.

Dathan Ritzenhein

Ritz has more career highlights than there are spectators at the Boston Marathon (ok maybe not but still!):…

Marathon Long Runs: How Long and How Fast?

When it comes to marathon training, there’s no doubt that the most important workout is the long run.

Marathon Long Run

Yes: tempo runs and high mileage are important. And of course, strength work, strides, and even some “speedwork” sessions will make …

Marathon Training 101: How to Run Your Fastest Marathon

The finish line is in sight. Your lungs are burning and every muscle below the waist is on fire.

Marathon Runners

For hours, you’ve patiently and methodically executed your pacing strategy. You’ve fueled just the way you practiced. And you …