Marathon

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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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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Chicago Marathon Preview

Chicago Marathon Preview: Half Marathon & Marathon Pacing: McMillan’s Pre-Race Checklist 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 training and coaching system called Run Team. Take a plan for a spin. Kick the tires…
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Race Canceled! How to adjust your training

Your race has been canceled! Yikes! What should you do! Here are a few ideas for when your race gets canceled. ALERT! Here is my video for 2020 Boston Marathoners on how to adjust your plan.    Option 1: Find another race of the same distance in the near future. Training adjustment: None required except…
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Run Like McMillan Series: Sean Baker

This is the first article in the Run Like McMillan series, a series of profiles on McMillan athletes.  It started out as a twin thing.  Sean Baker’s twin brother was a state cross-country and track champion their sophomore year of high school, and the coach wanted another Baker.  “He’d say ‘Hey Suzie, I’m still waiting…
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Carbo-Loading for the Marathon

You’ve probably heard that you need to “carbo-load” before long races like a half-marathon, marathon or ultramarathon. Here’s my take on carbo-loading, including what I ate before winning the US National Masters Trail Marathon Championship. Carbo-Loading Origins Carbo-loading came into vogue after exercise science perfected the muscle biopsy. I’ve had one done and while it’s…
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Berlin Marathon Preview by Coach Greg

 VIDEO DESCRIPTION Here’s a video I put together on running your best in Berlin. 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 training and coaching system called Run Team. Take a plan for a…
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Faster as a Master: Elizabeth Clor

Nothing excites us more than seeing athletes reach new levels. It’s common to see our beginning runners make large gains in a short amount of time if they stick to their plan. What’s less common is to take on coaching a runner with over 10 years of experience and who already had shaved over an…
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