The mental side of the marathon taper

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   People assume that when you get to the taper, your fate on race day is sealed -- there’s no...

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Q&A: Race Day ??’s

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!    Welcome to another edition of Coach Carl Q&A (submit your questions here). This time I'm answering a trio of...

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Proper marathon pacing

Proper pacing is vital if you're going to run your best in a marathon. This video lays out the details on how you should pace your marathon to give yourself the best chance to PR in your next race:   To download a PDF of the slides...

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Taper right for your marathon

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   We're closing in on the most mysterious time of marathon training -- the taper. The taper is definitely important,...

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Q&A: Stretching post-run? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!    Welcome to another edition of Coach Carl Q&A (submit your questions here). This time I'm covering if you need to...

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Avoiding the Wall: 20 miles is not enough

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   Want to avoid the wall? Then you better run longer than 20 miles during your marathon training. Find out...

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Is your goal marathon time realistic?

With 4-8 weeks left before your spring marathon, you're right in the thick of prime training time. Now is when it becomes pretty common to wonder, "can I really hit the goal time I'm aiming for?" Or, if you haven't thought about a goal time...

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5 marathon workouts I LOVE

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   A couple weeks ago, I talked about why it's important that your training is specific to the race you're...

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Q&A: How can I get the most out of cross-training?

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!    Settle in for a long edition of Coach Carl Q&A (submit your questions here). I'm taking a deep dive into...

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Target your marathon training

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these "Marathon Monday" posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   Last week I talked about the stress-adaptation curve and why it has such big implications for how you should...

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