Workout Lab #1: featuring Jess Tonn

I'm very excited for a new video series: the Workout Lab! Each episode, I'll interview an elite runner about their favorite workout, breakdown why it's an effective workout, and explain the modifications you should make to the workout before trying it yourself.   To kick things off,...

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Avoiding the Wall: 20 miles is not enough

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!   Want to avoid the wall? Then you better run longer than 20 miles during your marathon training. Find out...

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5 marathon workouts I LOVE

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!   A couple weeks ago, I talked about why it's important that your training is specific to the race you're...

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Your workouts don’t matter

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!   This week for Marathon Monday I want to take a look at how you actually improve as a runner....

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3 killer mistakes to avoid with your long run

This week for Marathon Monday I want to take a look at THE most important element of marathon training: the long run. Because the marathon is such a long event, it's critical that you get the most you can out of your long runs.   Check out...

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Dress Rehearsal Run

Tapering for a marathon or half-marathon is a pretty individual thing. Each runner reacts to stress and rest differently and the recipe for a great race will be different from runner to runner.   But, there is one ingredient that EVERY runner needs to include the week of...

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How to not waste your warm-up

If you look around at a 5k or 10k road race, you're probably pretty confused about how you're supposed to warm-up. Some runners will do some light jogging. Others will add some drills or strides. A few will literally just sit around until the start --...

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Train for your race tactics

When most of us enter a road race, we're trying to run as fast as we can. But a lot of times place matters, too -- either overall or within your age group. And you need to approach a race differently if all you're concerned...

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20 miles is NOT enough (but what is?)

"The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat" -- Bill Squires   Everyone agrees that the long run is a crucial part of your marathon training. What people DON'T agree on is how long your longest run needs to be. Look at cookie-cutter programs and you'll...

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Two approaches to hill workouts

Hill workouts are generally regarded as an effective and safe way to introduce the body to more high-intensity work.  But it can also be a great way to build strength and reduce injuries.  Because of this, everyone from beginners to elite runners can benefit by incorporating...

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