Posts by Melody Karpinski

Top 5 Tips for Grandma’s Marathon

Growing up in Duluth, Mich., McMillan Running coach Katie McGee was raised on Grandma’s Marathon. Any kid with an inclination to lace up a pair of running shoes, couldn’t help but be captivated watching the lanky top runners emerge out of the mist to take the title in Canal Park on marathon day. Katie fell…
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Chicago Marathon Preview

Chicago Marathon Preview: Half Marathon & Marathon Pacing: McMillan’s Pre-Race Checklist SPECIAL OFFER TRY MCMILLAN TRAINING FOR FREE You can now try McMillan training plans for FREE!  For a limited time, I’m offering a 14-day free trial of my training and coaching system called Run Team. Take a plan for a spin. Kick the tires…
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2020 Boston Webinar Series

Welcome! Click the “play” button below to access (or re-watch) the webinar. Three Months To Go Until Boston! If you have questions, either during the webinar or while watching the replay, just post them as a comment below and I’ll answer them as quickly as I can. BONUS WEBINAR W/MATT FITZGERALD! The Heart & Soul…
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Run Like McMillan Series: Sean Baker

This is the first article in the Run Like McMillan series, a series of profiles on McMillan athletes.  It started out as a twin thing.  Sean Baker’s twin brother was a state cross-country and track champion their sophomore year of high school, and the coach wanted another Baker.  “He’d say ‘Hey Suzie, I’m still waiting…
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Faster as a Master: Elizabeth Clor

Nothing excites us more than seeing athletes reach new levels. It’s common to see our beginning runners make large gains in a short amount of time if they stick to their plan. What’s less common is to take on coaching a runner with over 10 years of experience and who already had shaved over an…
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