The secret to improvement

There are hundreds of magazine articles, blog posts, and books written every year on how to get faster as a runner. And it’s true that there are a number of factors that can improve your running — new workouts, proper nutrition, recovery techniques, etc. all...

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How long should your long run be?

This week a friend of mine asked, "how long should my long run be?" Obviously the answer to that question depends on a number of different factors -- how long you've been running, what distance you're training for, injury history, etc.   But, as a general rule...

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Increasing mileage safely — forget the 10% rule

One common problem I see with runners is that they increase their mileage too quickly. It's a problem I see with beginning runners as well as more experienced runners who are coming off an injury or a break in their training. In either case, the risk...

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Planning your year

Right now, lots of people are planning their training and racing for 2014. And with so many great races out there, sometimes it's tough to pick just a few. So should you bother to limit yourself?   A couple weeks ago, I had a client ask me...

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