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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You be the Coach: How should John pace his marathon?

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, there’s ample opportunity for things to go wrong. Fueling, pacing, health, and even your mindset can be ravaged by the marathon.

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One of the most difficult aspects of running the …

Can Running at Altitude Help My Marathon?

Running at altitude is tough: with less oxygen in the air and a higher risk of dehydration, you’ll inevitably run slower.

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Just consider that …

Q&A with Coach: Live Boston Marathon Edition

The 119th Boston Marathon was an epic showdown – not just for the pro’s, but for the other 26,000+ runners who crossed the fabled finish line on Boylston Street.

A strong headwind and light rain made the already difficult …

3 Ways to Run Fast at the Boston Marathon

In one week, tens of thousands of runners will line up in Hopkinton to run the world’s most prestigious race: the Boston Marathon.

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Last year, I challenged all of you running Boston to make an important decision: settle …

Inside the Diet of an Elite Marathoner: How Ariana Hilborn Fuels Her Workouts

On February 28, Ariana Hilborn won the Phoenix Half Marathon by over three minutes in 1:14:52 – averaging 5:43 per mile for over 13 miles.

A week later, she placed second at the Mountain to Fountain 15k in 53:03.…

How to Improve Your Marathon by 38 Minutes (after a serious injury)

Have you ever suffered from a running injury? I sure have – in fact, for 6 years I was constantly hurt!

Running after injury

I came down with almost every injury in the book:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Low back pain (SI

In Defense of Dirty, Rotten, No-Good Marathons (or, how to learn from bad marathons)

The marathon is a fickle beast: at 26.2 miles, the potential for back luck is huge. After 20 miles you’re in the Wild West and anything can happen.

That uncharted territory can bring disastrous consequences, reducing your goal …