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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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THE LONG RUN DAY DOUBLE

CAN RUNNING TWICE ON LONG RUN DAYS SPEED RECOVERY? Before the 1996 U.S. Olympic marathon trials, I coached a woman who had long been doing a short shake-out run in the evening after her long run. She’d run 18–24 miles in the morning, rest all day (like we all should do after a long run),…
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LIQUID HAZARDS

ARE WATER STOPS SLOWING YOUR TIME? In 2009, I raced the USA Marathon Trail Championships. It was my fifth marathon and I achieved my goal of becoming national masters champion. While accomplishing this goal was valuable, I may have learned a more valuable lesson that all runners can apply to their marathon racing. Unlike most…
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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…
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