Half Marathon

McMillan Training Cycle Builder

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Build a customized training cycle using my training plans. I’ll show you the easy way to sequence or “stack” plans together to build the perfect training plan for your goal(s). RESOURCES: This article series describes how I recommend sequencing training plans to build a full training cycle: http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/build… Here is my Training Cycle…
Read More

Swapping Workouts: Yay or Nay?

Your training plan calls for a tempo run. Your running buddies want to do a speed workout. Should you swap the workouts? In this video, I present my 3 Rules for Swapping Workouts. Armed with this knowledge, you now know when and how to swap workouts as well as when it’s not advisable.   In…
Read More
marathon pacing

McMillan Marathon Pacing Webinar

  I’m happy to share this exclusive webinar that I did for my Run Team members to give you a taste of what you’ll enjoy in Run Team. In this video, I discuss the best pacing strategies for the half-marathon and marathon. Nail your pacing and you’ll race better. Period. SPECIAL OFFER TRY MCMILLAN TRAINING FOR FREE…
Read More

Carbohydrate Periodization for Better Performance

Carbohydrate manipulation across your training cycle is one of the simplest nutritional strategies to boost physical and mental fitness. For over 20 years, I’ve used this strategy on myself as well as with many of the athletes I coach and have had great success. In a nutshell, you supplement with carbohydrate before and during long…
Read More

RACE RECON: SECRETS TO A GREAT RACE

5 WAYS TO RECON YOUR RACES It had been 10 years since I ran the local race series but I was excited to pin on the bib number and challenge myself. The series featured 7 (mostly trail) races of distances as short as one mile and as long as a half-marathon. As the first race…
Read More

TOP 3 REASONS RUNNERS FAIL

After coaching so many runners – from new runners just getting started to Olympians and every thing in between – you start to see patterns and tendencies. Patterns of successful runners and tendencies of those that fail to hit their goal. In coaching, my #1 job is to help runners avoid the tendencies that keep…
Read More

6 TRAINING TWEAKS FOR YOUR SEASON

Like every coach and runner, I learn (and re-learn) new lessons all the time. Here are 6 lessons I’ve learned over the years and the training ideas that I recommend applying more often in training. #1: YEAR-ROUND LEG SPEED TRAINING Staying fast, yet avoiding anaerobic training is the key to building your basic leg speed…
Read More