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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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 …

The Almighty Long Run: The Case for Running Long

The Church of the Almighty Long Run” is where runners attend service most weekends. And there’s virtually no better workout to gain endurance, speed and mental toughness.

Consider this: most runners – especially those with less than …

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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