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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Quick and Easy Heat Adjustment for Training Paces

   VIDEO DESCRIPTION The McMillan Heat Adjustment Calculator (part of the McMillan PRO RunKit) is a great way to adjust your race or training paces if you are training in one environment but will be racing/training in a different environment. However, if you live and train in the same hot/humid environment, you can use…
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Which Runner Showed Up Today?

 VIDEO DESCRIPTION You are a different runner when you begin each run. Did you know that? It’s true and is why when I’m coaching a runner, I’m always asking, “How do you feel today?” ​​In my latest video, you’ll learn how to use my simple rating system to optimize your training based on how…
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Try McMillan Training for FREE

 VIDEO DESCRIPTION Run Team is amazing. Watch the video and you’ll see what awaits you – training plans, coaching access, prehab (core, strength, mobility) and more! 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…
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Calculate Your Optimal Training Paces

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Calculate your optimal training paces using the McMillan Running Calculator Training Paces feature. Simply enter a current race time and your goal race time and I’ll show you your optimal training paces (with a toggle for minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer). You’ll love knowing that if you stay within the range,…
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Accurately Predict Your Race Times

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Accurately predict your race times using the McMillan Running Calculator Race Times feature. Simply enter a current race time and your goal race time and I’ll show you how to plan your pacing for upcoming races. And, I’ll show you how fast you’ll need to run at other distances to predict you are…
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When to stop a Workout

 VIDEO DESCRIPTION: We all have those days when we have an important workout scheduled but just don’t feel good. What should you do? In this video, I walk through the 3 main options for when you are scheduled for an important workout and may need to stop. RESOURCES: Here are some other resources for…
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The Best 5K Workout

I love the 5K. It’s such a great race, requiring speed and stamina plus a hefty dose of racing IQ and mental toughness to run your best. And I’ve been lucky. I’ve coached 5K runners running just over 13 minutes as well as runners for whom finishing 3.1 miles never seemed possible.  (Plus, I’ve even…
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Cadence: Is 180 the ultimate goal?

One Eighty A few years ago, it was stated that pro runners have a cadence (steps per minute) of 180 and so all runners should run at a cadence of 180. Additionally, it was stated that a low cadence caused injuries (due to over-striding) so another reason to run with a higher cadence was to…
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Should You Try a Double Run?

Double your pleasure. Double the fun. Maybe it’s time you tried a double run. Running twice in a day (called a “double”) was once considered only the domain of elite runners. Not anymore! I use doubles in many situations, some that may even surprise you. If you fit any of the ones outlined below, give…
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