Q&A: Fall Marathon Training

In this edition of "Coach Carl Q&A" I'm looking at issues related to training and preparing for fall marathons, including:   -- Should you pick your goal race based on what year it would qualify you for Boston?   -- What changes should you make in training for your...

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Q&A: Publix Marathon / HM Tips

New video with some helpful advice and tips for running your best at the Publix Marathon and Half Marathon this weekend in Atlanta.   If you're not in Atlanta or aren't planning on running Publix, no worries -- these tips are great for other races, too!   Let me...

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Q&A: Easy pace, long runs, and more

I took some time to answer your questions in this video, including:   -- How closely do you need to follow your training plan? -- What pace should you run your easy runs at? -- How long do you need to run for your long run during marathon training?   To...

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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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Q&A: Forget about 180 steps per minute

Welcome to another edition of Coach Carl Q&A (submit your questions here). Let’s get to it!   QUESTION:   [no_blockquote text="I’ve been running for years and am having a terrible time increasing my cadence from my nearly clock-like 170-171 to a target of 180 to 185. What’s the best...

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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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Q&A: Race Day ??’s

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 answering a trio of...

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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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