Don’t Ruin Your Workout Before You Start

Speed workouts are hard. And if you do them correctly, they have a big impact on your fitness and race-readiness. But to get the most out of that hard work, you have to put your body in a position to succeed.   You probably do a warm-up...

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Q&A: Forget about 180 steps per minute

Welcome to another edition of Coach Carl Q&A (submit your questions here). Let’s get to it!   QUESTION:   [no_blockquote text="I’ve been running for years and am having a terrible time increasing my cadence from my nearly clock-like 170-171 to a target of 180 to 185. What’s the best...

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Glycogen v. Fat: Your long run fueling plan

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   Quick disclaimer: I’m a running coach, not a nutritionist. I’m making the following suggestions based on my experiences and the experiences of...

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4 keys to marathon pace long runs

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   The most important part of marathon training is the long run. And the most powerful long run to add to your training...

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3 Killer Long Run Workouts

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   The long run is without a doubt the most important part of your marathon training program. The endurance that the marathon requires...

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Q&A: Ok to split your long run?

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   Welcome to another edition of Coach Carl Q&A (submit your questions here). Let’s get to it!   QUESTION:   When work and family schedules are tight,...

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Build a Better Marathon Training Week

The way that you structure your training week has a big impact on how effective your training is. Most runners don’t take the time to think through how they structure their week, but it’s a task that can provide big dividends.   Check out this video for...

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How To Set-Up Your Marathon Training Calendar

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   Welcome to the fall season of “The .2” — training advice for every step of your marathon!   This season will feature a series...

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Running Form Drills: Ankling

Distance runners in general have been a little late to the running form game -- our friends in the sprint world have been way ahead of us for years! So when it comes to running form drills to help you improve, I like to look...

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