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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Long run fueling and nutrition

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: Morgan Zinsli Bettini, MS, RDN/LDN, RYT Contact Morgan here for personal nutrition advice Coach Carl here with a...

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Coach Carl Q&A

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!    Hey everyone -- welcome to the first edition of "Coach Carl Q&A" (working title)! Today I'm looking at a...

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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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3 killer mistakes to avoid with your long run

This week for Marathon Monday I want to take a look at THE most important element of marathon training: the long run. Because the marathon is such a long event, it's critical that you get the most you can out of your long runs.   Check out...

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Critical marathon training elements

This is the first in 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!   To kick off the "Marathon Monday" series, I've got an overview of essential marathon training elements that you...

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Dress Rehearsal Run

Tapering for a marathon or half-marathon is a pretty individual thing. Each runner reacts to stress and rest differently and the recipe for a great race will be different from runner to runner.   But, there is one ingredient that EVERY runner needs to include the week of...

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20 miles is NOT enough (but what is?)

"The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat" -- Bill Squires   Everyone agrees that the long run is a crucial part of your marathon training. What people DON'T agree on is how long your longest run needs to be. Look at cookie-cutter programs and you'll...

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Where to qualify for the Boston Marathon

If one of your goals this year is to qualify for the Boston Marathon, it is going to take a lot of dedication, hard work, and finding the right race. Fortunately there are several races out there that are known to be great races to earn...

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Time for your first marathon?

Deciding to run your first marathon is a big deal! When you sign up for your first marathon you're committing to a lot of time and a lot of hard work. To make sure that you give yourself the best chance to be successful and...

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