Category: marathon training

Running On Your Period? 3 Takeaways for Balancing Your Menstrual Cycle with Your Marathon Preparation

There’s limited research surrounding the topic of female marathon performance and menstruation. However, there is evidence to suggest that running on your period may actually improve your performance.

Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

Whether you’ve been running for 10 years or 10 days, you’ve likely gotten this question when disclosing your healthy habit: “But isn’t running BAD for your knees?” It can be hard to argue with individuals who’ve been listening to anti-running propaganda for their entire lives, but fortunately there’s plenty of research to disprove this myth.

What’s A Gait Analysis, And Should All Runners Get One?

This article was written for, and originally posted to Athletic Lab PT’s blog. Running is seemingly a simple activity: Put one foot in front of the other. Repeat.  And again!  But the truth is, there’s nothing simple about the act of running. If you think about it, you’re actually hopping from one leg to the other, carrying

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How long does it take to recover from a marathon?

While there are tons of training plans and regimes to help you tackle those 26.2 miles, there are unfortunately way less “recovery plans” or programs — only very expensive recovery tools. To help out runners looking for recovery advice, I turned to the latest research studies to find out.

Does weather really dictate running performance?

It’s marathon season! Which means everyone with a race on the calendar is fixated on one thing, and one thing only: The weather. That’s right. Out of all the things you can and can’t control on race day, obsessively checking and rechecking the weather seems to be a runner’s favorite past-time. As a running coach,

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Life Lessons From My First Almost-DNF

I was running around mile 16 of the 2018 New Jersey Marathon when I pulled over to the side of the road, slowed to a walk, and started unpinning my race bib. I didn’t want to be running this race anymore; I wanted nothing to do with it. I had been gunning for a sub

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Running In The Heat Can Make You A Stronger Runner. Here’s How To Do It Right.

Running in the heat can be difficult, and even more strenuous for certain people. But here’s why you shouldn’t immediately dismiss hot weather runs: Studies have found that running in the heat won’t just increase your rate of perspiration (which is helpful for cooling down your body), but it can also increase an athlete’s blood plasma volume, which leads to better cardiovascular fitness.