Posts by Greg McMillan

TIME TO RETHINK YOUR MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I learned one of the most important lessons on helping performance-oriented marathoners succeed – get fast first, then get strong. I was working with a group of US elite marathoners and after a couple of marathon training cycles, I realized that while I knew the training they needed…
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COACH GREG’S PRE-RACE PEP TALK

Before you read this section, I need you to be in a quiet space with no distractions. I need you to be in a calm mood with nothing pressing on your mind. Okay. Ready? Here is my super secret sauce: The performance you want is already inside you. That’s right. You can already achieve your…
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5 KEYS TO BETTER RUNNING FORM

I’m going to start by stating categorically that there is no one best running form. Runners come in so many different shapes, sizes and proportions that it’s simply illogical that one running form, like one training plan, would work for all runners. That said, there are a few keys to improving your form, which should…
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MCMILLAN RUNNING GLOSSARY

Easy Run Easy runs make up the bulk of a runner’s training plan. The run is at an easy effort and breathing is always under control so that you can carry on a conversation with your training partners. There is no lasting fatigue from an Easy Run. Long Run Long Runs are similar to an…
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