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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Guide to Lactate Threshold Workouts (Chart)

Lactate threshold workouts are the secret weapon of the distance runner. They're manageable enough to be done year-round, don't require the same recovery period as more intense speed work, they have benefits for every race distance from 5k to marathon, and improving your lactate threshold...

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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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Baby Jogger Workouts

The 3 Best Baby Jogger Workouts

As a running coach and a new dad, I was pretty excited to start figuring out ways to work the baby jogger into my running routine. I knew it would be an adjustment – running while also pushing a little person. But, I also figured...

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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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Yasso 800’s: WTF?

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!   Yasso 800's may be the most famous marathon workout around. But does it actually make any sense? And is it worth your...

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4 Must-Do Marathon Workouts

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!   If you want to complete a marathon, the key is to get plenty of long runs in and prepare your body for...

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Don’t Ruin Your Workout Before You Start

Speed workouts are hard. And if you do them correctly, they have a big impact on your fitness and race-readiness. But to get the most out of that hard work, you have to put your body in a position to succeed.   You probably do a warm-up...

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4 keys to marathon pace long runs

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!   The most important part of marathon training is the long run. And the most powerful long run to add to your training...

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3 Killer Long Run Workouts

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!   The long run is without a doubt the most important part of your marathon training program. The endurance that the marathon requires...

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