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5 PROVEN MARATHON LONG RUNS

It is no secret that training to complete a marathon requires long runs. What has been a secret, however, is that training to race a marathon requires several specialized long runs. Incorporate the long runs below in your next marathon plan to achieve your fastest time on marathon day. Long and Steady: Lydiard’s Tried-and-True Long…
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FOUR GREAT TREADMILL WORKOUTS

For those of us who experience significant snowfall during winters, and who don’t want to convert to snowshoes, that signals the return to the treadmill. Treadmill training doesn’t have to be mind-numbing, though. A repertoire of creative workouts can allow you to both have fun and significantly increase your fitness through the winter. Overland vs.…
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EVEN STEVEN WORKOUT

A GOOD WORKOUT FOR A BAD WEEK AT WORK I’ve coached Bonnie for more years than I can remember. She’s an amazing person who balances her career as a university professor and researcher with her passion for running. During our time together, she’s set PRs at all distances, and even run a 3:30 debut marathon at…
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TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL RUNNERS

CERTAIN TRUTHS FOR RUNNERS OF ALL ABILITIES I’m a lucky coach. Through my online coaching, I get to work with beginning runners just coming off the couch as well as competitive runners aiming for age-group victories or trying to qualify for Boston. And through the work I’ve done with pro runners in Flagstaff, I’ve been able to…
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CALIBRATING YOUR INNER GPS

LEARNING TO RUN BY FEEL When I started running way back in the 20th century, I wanted longer legs. Long, lean legs for a flowing stride that would simply eat up the ground. As a runner in the 21st century, I find that I need longer arms. I’m up to my elbows in watches, GPS units,…
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SPEED WORK FOR MARATHONERS

THE WHYS AND HOWS OF SHORT, FAST RUNNING FOR A FASTER MARATHON In 2009 Brett Gotcher ran 2:10 in his marathon debut. At that time, it was the fourth-fastest debut in U.S. history. When asked about his training program in post-race interviews, I was candid about the weekly mileage I prescribed for him as well as…
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