Racing

Dear Boston Marathon Runners:

by Jason Fitzgerald

Tweet In less than a week, you’ll join over 36,000 other runners from around the globe to run the world’s greatest marathon. But next Monday will be different. Last year the running community was devastated by a senseless tragedy that took three lives, injured over 260 more, and forever changed all of us. Despite all […]

{ 4 comments }

Tweet It’s going to be a busy spring season – and I’d love you to be a part of it! There are three events coming up that you’re welcomed to attend. There will be more of these as SR grows – and I want to meet as many of you as possible. First, a little […]

{ 7 comments }

Tweet Tune-up races are tough – especially before a marathon. So I’m psyched about my race at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Washington, DC. With five weeks to go before the Boston Marathon, I’m deep in the midst of training: 80+ mile weeks, grueling long runs, and workouts that seem to go […]

{ 34 comments }

Tweet Since 2010, I’ve been helping runners run faster. But a unique benefit of having a website like this is that I get to connect with elite runners, other coaches, Boston Qualifiers, and more experts in the running world. And more importantly, I can bring them to you. You’ve seen an interview with ultramarathoner Joel […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tweet Before my first attempt at the marathon I bragged to my friends and former coach about how I’d negative split the final miles in Central Park. After the race, I got the biggest “I told ya so!” of my life from runners who knew better. See, I hit the wall – hard. My pace […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tweet The marathon is a fickle beast. Even with good training, you never know what will happen (especially in the final 10k). Some runners hit the wall. Others cramp up. And a few develop overuse injuries that prevent them from even finishing. But imagine you’re not one of those runners. How would it feel to […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tweet Confession: I have a love-hate relationship with the half. It’s a fantastic distance and half marathon training isn’t nearly as grueling as marathon preparation, so it’s much easier to do. But I’ve never actually run a good half marathon! My personal best is from my very first race – and I don’t think I’ve ever […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tweet When it comes to marathon training, there are countless choices to consider. Should you join a local running club? Download a generic training plan online? Invest in a custom program? Get a coach? Wing it? Ask your second cousin who ran a marathon six years ago how she did it? If you’re like me, […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tweet I’ve heard SO many racing problems from runners: I’m always out-sprinted at the end of a race. I just can’t change paces. My #1 struggle is running at race pace and getting up to that speed on race day. How do I run negative splits? I tried a pace band but it’s still hard […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tweet Racing a 5k requires a smart combination of speed, endurance, and mental grit. Here’s how to train for a 5k and set a new personal best. The 5k distance used to be a long race for me. During high school cross country, I would tell myself “You’re in this for the long haul so stay […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }