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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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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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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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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Strength training for marathon runners

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! Guest blog post by: Dr. Kate Mihevc Edwards PT, DPT, OCS Owner of Precision Performance and Physical Therapy The case for strength...

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Glute strength for runners

Lately there has been a big push in the world of physical therapy for runners to improve their glute strength -- and it's not just so that we can look better in our tights. The reason for this fixation on glute strength for runners is...

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Practice balance to be a better runner

One thing that sets running apart from other sports is that you never have both feet on the ground at the same time. So all the stabilizing work your body has to do happens with only one foot on the ground -- and that's an...

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How to not waste your warm-up

If you look around at a 5k or 10k road race, you're probably pretty confused about how you're supposed to warm-up. Some runners will do some light jogging. Others will add some drills or strides. A few will literally just sit around until the start --...

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Smarter cross-training in 1 chart

Cross-training has a bad reputation. It's not just something to do when you're injured and can't run. It can be a great way to supplement your running routine. Used correctly, it reduces injuries, helps you recover, and makes you a faster runner.   But not all cross-training...

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