11 Strategies to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

11 Strategies to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Running a marathon is a challenging feat, so making the decision to try to improve your marathon finish time takes a great deal of courage. When you train to run a faster marathon, you are choosing to embrace the idea of failure while taking a chance on your dreams. No matter how many attempts it … Read More

6 Essential Marathon Speed Workouts

6 Essential Marathon Speed Workouts

Marathon training is usually associated with long runs and high mileage – and for good reason. Training to complete this challenging distance requires a really solid running base with plenty of training runs and fueling practice. But with so much emphasis placed on mileage, it’s easy to overlook another important element of marathon training: speed … Read More

Hill Training: Why, How and 3 Hill Workouts for Runners

Hill Training: Why, How and 3 Hill Workouts for Runners

When most runners think of speed workouts, they think of intervals, tempo runs and track workouts. But what’s missing from this list is potentially one of our greatest resources for increasing speed: hill workouts. Hill training is one of the most beneficial workouts for runners of all ability levels. Whether you are trying to increase … Read More

Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts for Runners

Boredom Busting Treadmill Workouts for Runners

I have never been a fan of the treadmill. Running in the same place, on the same surface, while staring at the same view for any amount of time presents mental challenges that feel nearly insurmountable. I used to avoid the treadmill at all costs – considering it to be true to it’s nickname, the … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

When recapping this week, I actually had to look to see what week it was of marathon training. And then after I looked, I still wrote that it was week 6. I’d say that about sums up how marathon training is going so far – it’s going by fast! This week involved a lot of stress … Read More

The 3 Best Running Workouts to Increase Speed

The 3 Best Running Workouts to Increase Speed

Running often feels so addictive. When we first start out, we find ourselves filled with pride as we power through the first 10 minutes of running with no break. Suddenly we run our first mile, then our first PR, and it begins to feel like the progress will never end. The continuous opportunities for improvement … Read More