Category: marathon training

Here’s Why You Might Feel Sad After Finishing a Marathon

Here’s why you might feel sad or upset after finishing a big race — and how you can feel better.

The Best and Worst Things to Say to a Runner During a Race

Sometimes fans think they’re being helpful, but their “motivating” cheers or race signs are actually mentally draining and deflating for runners. To help fans be the best support crew they can be, I polled my runner friends to see what they most enjoy hearing or seeing during a race.

Here’s Everything You Need To Pack For Marathon Village This Sunday

The New York City Marathon is a unique race from start to finish, and one of the things that truly sets it apart from other races is the marathon village where runners congregate before heading to their respective corrals. Here’s how to be prepared.

The Runner Diaries — Cara Enright

Welcome to The Runner Diaries, where we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look into a week of training with runners of varying ages, paces and GPS coordinates. Get The Runner Diaries delivered to your inbox, here. THE RUNDOWN Name: Cara Enright Location: New York, New York Age: 26 Training for: Chicago Marathon 2017 Training plan: Following Nikes Project Moonshot a

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What Are Striders, And When Should You Be Doing Them?

I feel like a lot of my athletes have asked me about “striders” before, and it doesn’t always occur to me that some people have never done them before! I think different people, coaches and runners have different interpretations of strides and/or striders, so I wanted to clarify what I mean when I assign them. My version of striders: