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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Your marathon’s done … what’s next?

  As you hit the finish line of your marathon, you probably felt some mix of achievement, pride, relief, and, of course, fatigue. Months and miles of preparation culminated in your race and that may leave you feeling a little lost on your next steps. Staring...

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Taper right for your marathon

We're closing in on the most mysterious time of marathon training -- the taper. The taper is definitely important, but it doesn't need to be overly complicated. The goal is to cut back on your training enough that you get to the race without any...

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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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Flowchart: How to adjust after missed 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!   If you made it through the holiday season without missing a beat in your training, you definitely deserve a...

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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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Tips to get back into running

No matter how much you like to run, everyone takes a break from it from time to time. Sometimes it's because you just finished a marathon cycle. Sometimes it's because of injury, sickness, stress at work, vacation, and on and on.   When you get back into...

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3 steps to turn a bad race into a positive

Run enough races and you're going to have a bad one. Maybe you didn't train enough. Maybe you didn't follow your race plan. Maybe the weather was bad, or you just had a bad day.   Bad races happen, but that doesn't mean it was a wasted race. Follow...

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