Racing

Tweet In a world hyper focused on specialization, it’s rare to meet a modern Renaissance Man. But today, prepare yourself for an exclusive interview with Max King. Max King has been dominating the running world for years. Listing his accomplishments would take thousands of words, so here’s a summary: 6th place, 2012 Olympic Trials 3,000m […]

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Tweet The marathon: for many, it’s a mythical unicorn. Capturing a great performance can be elusive and may take years. Jason and Matt on the days they ran their fastest marathons When I ran my first marathon, New York City in 2008, I thought that I’d breeze through it. After all, I was a fairly […]

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Tweet 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. It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are more opportunities for something to go wrong. Quite often, your finish time is more strongly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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