How Long Should Your Longest Marathon Training Run Be?

How Long Should Your Longest Marathon Training Run Be?

Many runners find themselves feeling a little overwhelmed as they begin marathon training. It’s hard to imagine completing 26.2 miles when your training never takes you to that distance – especially during your long runs. The longest run before a marathon is usually quite a few miles shorter than the actual race distance itself. How … Read More

Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

As a distance runner, I have learned time and time again that consistency is key. The best way to set yourself up for success during a half or full marathon is to follow a training plan and complete your long runs. However, even though we all sign up for races with the best of intentions … Read More

How to Use Yasso 800s in Running Speed Workouts

How to Use Yasso 800s in Running Speed Workouts

Browsing through the speed workouts on a marathon or half marathon training plan often feels like you’re reading a different language. With terms like Fartlek, VO2 max, high intensity, 5k pace, and tempo, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Are there any uncomplicated marathon training speed workouts? Yasso 800s are a simple, effective speed workout. Although … Read More

A Guide to Long Run Recovery: What to Do Post-Run

A Guide to Long Run Recovery: What to Do Post-Run

With fall right around the corner, the ideal time for running is quickly approaching. After an intense summer running season, fall brings some welcomed relief. The transition to fall running season means seeing tons of distance races and an increase in training mileage. With all this mileage comes some of the most overlooked aspects of … Read More

How to Progress from a Half Marathon to a Full

How to Progress from a Half Marathon to a Full

Completing a half marathon is no small accomplishment. The chafing, bruised toe nails, early bed times and early mornings are only a small price to pay to accomplish such a feat. Finishing a half marathon calls for celebration. You have just pushed your body to the limits, conquering distances you never thought possible. And even … Read More

Fueling Tips for a Successful Long Run

Fueling Tips for a Successful Long Run

It seems that spring is finally starting to make an appearance – yay! Spring often signals the time for many runners to begin increasing their mileage or signing up for races. The fresh weather and long lost sunshine provide some extra motivation after the dark days of winter. As many runners sign up for races … Read More