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...]

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 to Train for a Marathon Through the Holiday Season

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It's that time of year again: Holiday parties at work, family gatherings, traveling, and the seemingly endless supply of sugary sweets, alcohol, and comfort foods that have been in front of you at every turn since Thanksgiving hit. And here you are … [Read more...]

What to Eat During a Marathon?

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This week's topic - energy foods for during the race:  If your marathon or half marathon is less than 12-weeks away and you have not thought about what type of carb/protein supplement to have on you during the race, it's time to start … [Read more...]

Eating Right For a Marathon

You put in the miles, done the core and strength work, included speed work in your regimen for the first time, but did you overlook a key ingredient into your marathon training and race plan? Your diet. Knowing what substances you will eat/drink … [Read more...]