Live Q&A and Cocktail Hour

To help provide some togetherness in this time of social distancing -- and to answer some of your questions about running (and other stuff), I did a live Q&A / cocktail hour.   Hope you enjoy it and make sure to post any questions for future videos...

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Live Q&A and Cocktail Hour

To help provide some togetherness in this time of social distancing -- and to answer some of your questions about running (and other stuff), I did a live Q&A / cocktail hour.   Hope you enjoy it and make sure to post any questions for future videos...

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Live Q&A and Cocktail Hour

To help provide some togetherness in this time of social distancing -- and to answer some of your questions about running (and other stuff), I did a live Q&A / cocktail hour.   Hope you enjoy it and make sure to post any questions for future videos...

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Speed, Stride Length, and Foot Placement (VIDEO)

One of the services that I offer is a running form analysis. And almost always, one of the topics that comes up is how to increase your stride length (and therefore run faster) without overstriding.   Instead of trying to write about it, I figured it would...

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Lessons From My Mentors

There is no one "correct" way to train for distance races. Everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes, so the "best" training is going to differ. Because of that, I've always felt that a successful coach needs a big toolbox at their disposal to...

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Workouts As Mental Training

Most runners know that speed workouts are vital to improving your fitness and preparing to race your best.   Most runners also know that the mental side of racing is at least as important as the physical side.   But for some reason, most runners don’t take the next...

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When To Start Marathon Training (FLOWCHART)

A great marathon performance starts well before race day. A proper, effective training cycle is essential to hitting your race goals.   But the amount of time that you need to train will vary depending on your background, your goals, and your recent training.   In the flowchart below,...

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The 3 Long Run Types You Need In Your Schedule

It’s pretty common knowledge that the long run is the most important run of the week if you’re a distance runner. It’s the one run that really gives you the boost to your endurance that you’ll need to be successful on race day.   But I think...

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6 Keys to Getting Started in Triathlon (GUEST POST)

NOTE FROM COACH CARL: I work with a number of runners who dabble here and there with triathlon -- either as a way to make use of all that cross-training they do, or as something fun and different in between marathon training cycles.   If you're looking at...

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