Coach Allison Is Now Writing Blogs for Athlinks


 To read more posts on running, triathlons and other endurance topics from Coach Allison Please go to the Athlinks Blog for the most updated information.  … [Read more...]

Marathon PR without 20-mile Run

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15-minute Marathon PR I just saw an email from one of my running clients that he just set a new marathon PR by nearly 15 minutes. Before we worked together his marathon PR was 4:31.25, and as of yesterday, after running the 2014 Tacoma Marathon, his … [Read more...]

THIRD Time Trial Tuesday is Another Success!

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    Tuesdays are usually very much hum-drum days - just a day removed from Monday and still too far away to get excited for the weekend. But on the last Tuesday of the month, since February, The Phoenix Flyers … [Read more...]

1 Mile Time Trial Starts Feb. 25th


Starting February 25th at 6:30 p.m., Marathon Coaching & Phoenix Flyers Track Club are putting on a 1 mile time trial. Coach Allison really enjoys the mile run and it's rarely run anymore, but it is having a comeback over the last 5 years or so. … [Read more...]

Keeping Your New Year’s Running Resolutions Going

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Where into February and the excitement of running your first 5K, 10k, half marathon or marathon may have already lost some of its luster that shone so brightly in late December/early January. Have no fear! In Ian Sample's 2009 article in The Guardian … [Read more...]

The Week Leading Up to Your Marathon


It's the week of your marathon and you are anxious to the nth level. For many out here in the Phoenix area, the Rock 'n' Roll P.F. Chang's Marathon is this weekend, and I am going to give you a brief DOs and DON'Ts list for this … [Read more...]

How Did RG3 Win the Heisman without Sports Specialization?

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Although this blog is usually about  running, I am a sports fan through and through. Reading a recent article this past week about Robert Griffin III (RG3), which stated, among other things, how RG3 was a nationally recognized high school 300 meter … [Read more...]