The countdown to fall marathon season is on! I have less than six weeks left before running the Chicago Marathon, which means I still have four long runs left. In the past I really struggled with long runs. I didn't enjoy them in the least. At one point the only way I could get through a long run was to rely on someone else to push me to the end. If I headed out solo for one of these runs, I … [Read more...] about 3 Things to Do the Day Before Your Next 20-Mile Marathon Training Run
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How many of you are running a fall marathon? If you haven't started training yet, now is the time to map out your training plan! If you've been building a strong base throughout the summer months, a sixteen to eighteen week training plan is ideal. Yes, you can get by with a shorter training cycle, but who wants to "just get by"? When I qualified for the Boston Marathon last June, I had … [Read more...] about How Long Should My Marathon Training Plan Be?
I have such a fun story to share with you today. Last December, Alyssa reached out to purchase a Race Pace Wellness marathon coaching program for her husband, Gary, as a Hanukkah gift (best present ever!). This super-fit couple started running marathons in 2012, setting the goal to complete a marathon in all 50-states. As it turns out, both Gary and Alyssa are really good at running! After … [Read more...] about How Gary Took 10 Minutes Off His PR to BQ & 4 Things You Should Start Doing Now
Like many other things, there's no one right answer that works for everyone when trying to decide if you should run when you have a cold. However, here are a few non-scientific reasons why I generally choose to rest over run. Running at a modified intensity level due to not feeling well will most likely not contribute to increasing my fitness level. Taking the day off means getting more rest … [Read more...] about The Age Old Question: Should I Run With a Cold?
I'm guilty. You're guilty. We're all guilty. And we need to stop! Take off the garmin, forget about your pace and go for an easy paced run. And by easy I mean easy! I'm not talking about a slow run after a hard race or a recovery run. I'm talking about incorporating slow runs as a part of your regular training plan. There's something hardwired in our brains that gives us a fear of … [Read more...] about Fear of Running Slow (FORS) & Why Letting Go of This Fear Will Make You a Better Runner
1. Dynamic Warm-up: Preparing your body to do work (in this case to run) will allow you to get more from your workout and feel less fatigued. If you don't normally do a dynamic warm-up before your run there's no better time than now when it's below freezing outside to start. Don't know what to do for a dynamic warm-up? Try this: 2. Strides: Do these to work on foot turnover, help with form … [Read more...] about 4 Things Every Runner Should Be Doing This Winter