Category: marathon training

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.

Here’s How To Commit To Your Next Race

Taking on the challenge of a new goal is no easy feat, but with the correct training and preparation, there’s an incredible opportunity to have a wonderfully rewarding experience. Of course, that’s not to say that taking on whatever distance you’ve set your sights on won’t come without its difficulties. However, with the correct mindset

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