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Relance RL-01 Review

I enjoy testing new running products so when shoe start-up Relance from France ask me to test their new shoes, I was excited. As runners, we’ve been blessed with lots of new shoe companies over the last 15 years. All bring their unique outlook to helping us enjoy our running more and Relance is no…
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Failure is Just a Steppingstone

In the 1984 Olympic Women’s Marathon, the first ever held for women, Lorraine Moller (#292) finished 5th. Finishing 5th in her first Olympics naturally set up the expectation that four years later, she’d get a medal, maybe even a gold medal.  This was certainly Lorraine’s expectation and that of everyone in her native New Zealand,…
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The Great Fueling Experiment of 2020

With races on hold, now is a great time to experiment with fueling.  Here are a few strategies for you to try: No Fuel Twenty five years ago, I wrote an article on no fuel (aka low glycogen) training. Dieticians sent me nasty notes stating that athletes should always be fueled for training. But I…
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Ultra-Marathon Training Guide

In this guide, let’s get you ready to tackle events longer than the marathon. As you know, “ultras” take on all shapes and sizes. There are road 50 kilometer runs that aren’t too different than racing a marathon just with 5 more miles added on. And on the other extreme, there are 100+ mile races…
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5K Training Guide

In this guide, let’s get you ready to run a faster 5K. The 5K is one of those race distances that requires a balance of endurance, stamina, speed and sprint – the four training zones – but definitely leans toward the speed side of things. It also requires a hefty amount of mental toughness. Below,…
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The No Race Race Plan

When races were canceled this spring due to COVID-19, I advised my runners to finish up their race plans with a time trial or solo race. At that time, many of the big races, like the Boston Marathon, were rescheduled for the fall so it made sense to get a performance result, even though we…
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10K Training Guide

In this guide, let’s get you ready to run a faster 10K. The 10K is one of those race distances that requires a balance of endurance, stamina, speed and sprint – the four training zones. It also requires a hefty amount of mental toughness. Below, let’s look at how I will train you for the…
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Half-Marathon Training Guide

The half-marathon has quickly become the favorite race distance for runners. Marathoners enjoy the break from the high training loads (particularly the long runs that take up so much of the weekend and require so much recovery time). Shorter distance runners like that they can get the challenge of a long race without sacrificing their…
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Marathon Training Guide

Looking to perform your best in long races like the marathon? You’ve come to the right place.   Not only did I win a National Championship at the marathon distance, but I’ve coached new runner marathon groups, over 10,000 runners to qualify for the Boston Marathon and even marathoners at the World Championships and Olympic Games. …
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