So you want to be in the top 0.5%? You want to join that tiny percentage of people who have finished a marathon?
The good news is you can totally do it. All you have to do is follow these seven simple (not necessarily easy) steps:
The Epsom salt versus ice bath debate is one that continues to rage within running communities and online forums. There seem to be valid points on both sides, although often backed up with little scientific evidence, or in some cases, even anecdotal evidence. Read More
Do you have a big race coming up?
Whether it's a marathon, an obstacle race, or a 5k charity run, you're probably wondering what you should eat beforehand. The way you fuel your body could make or break your performance, so it's important that you do it right.
While running a marathon is a difficult feat in itself, knowing how to train well for such a long race is often where many runners encounter the biggest challenges. Read More
First, there's getting the balance right between training enough and not over-training. Then there's pace, dehydration, carb-loading and the worry of becoming hyponatremic to consider.
So you've been running for a little while and you've decided that you'd like to start training for a marathon. We must warn you, it's not going to be easy. But, once you cross that finish line and all that hard work pays off, you'll feel amazing. Here's a guide to help you get started on your amazing journey. Read More
You've spent months training your mind and body to deliver an incredible performance and your race day was a success. You beat your goal time and qualified for your next marathon. What now? Read More
You've been training for months and you're finally ready to lace up your running shoes and hit the road in a competitive capacity. In other words, you've signed up for a race. Before you hear the starting gun, however, you need to understand that there is etiquette involved in racing, as with any social situation. Here are a few important points of etiquette every racing newbie should observe. Read More
Did you know less than one percent of Americans have run a marathon?
Finishing a marathon is a significant life accomplishment. Runners spend months preparing their bodies and minds for a seemingly impossible 26.2 mile-long journey.
A lot of runners working their way up to marathon-level fitness are concerned about common problems like fatigue, injury, and boredom, all of which are possible and even probable if you don't find ways to combat them. There's also a high potential for burnout. When you're pounding the pavement for hours each and every day in preparation for those 26-plus miles on race day, months down the road, burnout is a distinct possibility. Read More
When you have a race coming up, you naturally want to train so that you are prepared when race day rolls around. This generally includes several weeks or months of practice runs to fine-tune your form and improve your speed. Read More
Marathon running is no walk in the park - in terms of exertion the two concepts are pretty much polar opposites. That said, running a marathon needn't be a lesson in self-abuse. With proper training and preparation, you can avoid marathon fatigue, make good time, and still feel grand (if tired) when you finish your race. Read More
We are now 13 weeks out from the 2017 Boston marathon and I just want to give you an update on my training progress. For now I'm sticking with thenew format of doing a video for the blog post. Of course there is a pseudo-transcript down below so if you want you can still read it Read More