The 3 Long Run Types You Need In Your Schedule

It’s pretty common knowledge that the long run is the most important run of the week if you’re a distance runner. It’s the one run that really gives you the boost to your endurance that you’ll need to be successful on race day.   But I think...

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My Favorite Workout: Allison Troxell

Coach Carl's Introduction: Allison was one of my very first coaching clients -- she saw me quoted in a Runner's World article, saw I was from Atlanta, and the rest is history! In the years that we've worked together, I have consistently been impressed with her...

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Hierarchy of Endurance Training Needs (CHART)

When you want to improve as a distance runner, there are lots of approaches you can take. You can run higher mileage, you can do more speed work, or you can add in more supplemental work (strength training is always a plus!).   But before you can...

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A Better Yasso 800 Workout

The Yasso 800 workout has long been one of the most popular marathon training workouts. The allure of being able to predict your marathon time through an almost “magical” mathematic trick has led everyone from first-timers to Boston Qualifiers to tackle the iconic 10x 800...

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My Favorite Workout: Jenny Galloway

Coach Carl's Introduction: I've had the privilege of being friends with Jenny ever since we were college teammates over 15 years ago. During that time, I've watched Jenny continue to improve time and time again through hard work and determination. I think she is an excellent...

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Components of a Successful Workout (CHART)

Speed workouts are a tough, but necessary, part of any training program. But there is more to a successful speed workout than just "run really hard!"   The steps to getting the most out of your speed workouts starts well before the workout begins, continues through the...

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My Favorite Workout: Jonathan Beverly

photo credit: Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican Newspaper   Coach Carl's Introduction: Jonathan Beverly has a rich and varied background in running. He is an accomplished recreational runner, a high school cross country coach, and he spent 16 years as Editor in Chief of Running Times. Most recently, he...

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Post Long Run Recovery Timeline (CHART)

The long run is the most important training run no matter what distance event you're training for. But if you don't recover from it properly, you're not getting the full benefit of your hard work.   Proper recovery from the long run is a multi-step process that...

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My Favorite Workout: Kristian Blaich

Coach Carl's Introduction: Kristian Blaich is a tremendously accomplished Master's runner. He has won US titles on the road (10k), track (3k), and sports a 5k PR of 15:05 -- set at the age of 46! Kristian is an awesome reminder that PR's don't have to...

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