marathon-training-tips

26 Pro Marathon Training Tips for Race Day Success

It is marathon season! I love nothing more than fall marathon training. You’ve put in the miles in the summer heat and humidity. And, just as the temperatures drop, your fitness peaks and you spend those cool morning hours flying over quiet roads and paths littered with colorful fallen leaves. Not to mention refueling with … Read more

Proper running form

How to Fix Running Form

This year I’ve been dealing with a plantar fascia tear on my right foot. It followed a hamstring tear, also on my right…and quad pain, also on my right. A visit to a physical therapist’s office to ascertain if I had proper running form revealed pronation of the big toe…on my right. The lesson here? … Read more

What Happens When You Taper

How Do You Taper for a Marathon?

The marathon taper is a CRITICAL component of any marathon training program in order to absorb your training and get to the start line fresh. But tapering for a marathon can be tricky. You can taper too much or too little and end up feeling flat on race day. The marathon taper also messes with … Read more

easy running pace

Benefits of an Easy Running Pace

Until a couple of years ago when I started to take my training more seriously, I ran without a watch. I had no data. No idea of my pace or distance. But I listened to my body. As a result, I ran strictly based on feel because the purpose behind the runs was simple: They … Read more

How to Start Running: A Complete Guide for Beginner Runners

Friends, I’ve been running most my life (since I was 6 years old) but I have had to learn how to start running many times—especially recently. First, it was the two beautiful children I had. Then, once I aced postpartum running, it was a torn hamstring that required about a year and half of rehabilitation. … Read more

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