Adjust workouts for heat

3 Ways to Adjust Workouts for the Heat (Chart)

It's hot out. As I'm writing this, it's in the mid-80's with high humidity and it actually feels pretty good compared to the weather we've been having.   Still, when you're training for fall races (particularly early fall), you need to be getting quality training in over...

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Learn from my mistakes: How NOT to train for a marathon

My senior year of college, I organized a running clinic as a fundraiser for our school team. The speakers included a number of professional runners giving talks about training, racing advice, etc. Hearing them talk about their running got me FIRED UP!   Feeling inspired, I set...

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Bad Training in 3 Graphs

When you're training for distance running, there is a lot that can go wrong. And some of those things aren't that obvious. You're working hard, you're getting the training in but you keep getting hurt. Or even worse, you keep putting the work in and...

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You don’t race enough 5k’s

5k road races are not just for beginners. Of course 5k's are a great entry point into racing -- for most runners, it's the first race distance they do. But I know too many runners that leave 5k races behind as they get more experienced.   5k...

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Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are known for family, cookies, stress, office parties, and sweaters bulky enough to cover up everything the festive food and drink does to our bodies.   How is a runner supposed to survive the holiday season with at least some amount of their hard-earned fitness left?...

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Post-Marathon Mistakes

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!   With fall marathon season in full swing, it's time to talk about what comes AFTER your marathon. Specifically, I want to talk...

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10 Commandments of Marathon Race Day

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!   After you've put in the months of training, you still need to go out and execute on race day. These are my...

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Marathon Race Week To-Do List

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!   Full disclosure -- I'm a planner. If something in my life MIGHT benefit from a to-do list or a spreadsheet, there is...

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Q&A: Pacing for your marathon goals

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: I've been training for a 7:05 pace...

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