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3 WORKOUTS FOR MASTERS RUNNERS

Masters runners must work hard to maintain their speed, stride length, flexibility, and strength if they want to stay competitive. Most runners who’ve been training and racing competitively for a number of years know that at some point mainlining the miles like you did in your 20s doesn’t work anymore. You need more recovery after…
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BALANCING RUNNING WITH KIDS

Laboring and delivering my two daughters was by far the most physically challenging thing I have ever willed my way through. I say willed because like running, there were times during the process that I wanted to stop and just be done. Also like running, I had moments where I felt empowered and unstoppable. For…
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6 LESSONS FROM AN OLYMPIAN

Every time the Olympics roll around, I like to reflect on what it took for me to make an Olympic team (2008 Beijing) and what I learned from that process. What might surprise you is that the steps taken to make the team are the same steps every runner takes to reach their goals. I…
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WARM WEATHER TRAINING WHILE PREGNANT

Running is a great way to stay in shape while pregnant as long as you’re cleared by your doctor. Even with your doctor’s approval, it’s important that you listen to your body and make sure not to overexert yourself. This is true year round but especially important when running in warmer weather. Here are a…
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HOW TO BONK-PROOF YOUR RUNNING

In my first two marathons, I totally bonked. I was on pace, then suddenly I slowed. Soon, I was reduced to a walk and I no longer cared about my time. I hit the wall and it wasn’t pretty. Heading into my third marathon, I set my mind to bonk-proofing my running in training by…
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MCMILLAN’S SIX-STEP TRAINING SYSTEM

STEP #1: LINKING THE LAB WITH THE RUNNER As an exercise physiologist, I believe understanding sports science can help you train smarter and achieve your best performances. As a professional coach and full-time runner, I understand that the scientific jargon can be like, well, scientific jargon. There’s often a “disconnect” between what the physiologists say…
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