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...]

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...]

Time short for your long run? Up the Intensity

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Although we have all heard how people like Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, the Wright Brothers achieved amazing things in their lives; and they too only had 24-hours in their day just like the rest of us, I sometimes don't find these comments quite … [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...]

Running For a Good Cause

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(Guest Blog by Jackie Clark) We can all feel powerless in the face of serious diseases. Knowing that there are people out there suffering from debilitating or life threatening diseases can make us feel helpless to do anything. These feelings are … [Read more...]

Dress Rehearsal for Your Upcoming Marathon or Goal Race.

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For those of you who know me understand that I strongly believe in racing before your goal race. While I am competitive, this is not the sole reason I enjoy racing before my goal event. The real reason I like racing before any goal event, especially … [Read more...]

To Carry a Water Bottle or Not?

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To carry a water bottle or not? I get this question a lot and here are my thoughts on the matter. I think if you are going to be out there between 2 to 5 hours, like the majority of you will be, then yes, I would get familiar with wearing some … [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...]

Running New Year Resolutions

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It's been a few days now since the New Year, and I'm just getting to my New Year's Resolution you can see I need to work on my resolution to not procrastinate as much in 2011.I like the idea of New Year resolutions, I just think many … [Read more...]