Once a luxury, most marathons now employ a group of Pacers to help lead runners to a certain finishing time. But not all Pacers are the same; and non of them run like the metronome you most likely assume them to be.
Winter training isn’t fun or easy. Everyone needs to run in the snow at least once a year, after that the fun and excitement diminish in favor of worry about falling and concern for missed workouts. But the winter is also a great time for a running re-birth, a chance to leave the hectic race […]
The challenge of running and racing a marathon is a singular pursuit. Before you even start, you know that you’ll have highs and lows, obstacles to overcome, and inevitable suffering — followed by euphoria — on race day. With all of this ahead of you, it makes sense to pick the right marathon. No 26.2 […]
With the New Year approaching the season of giddy goal setting is almost upon us. You know, that short window at the end of the year when everyone makes snap resolutions about health, fitness, work, family, diet. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of these promises fail long before we remember to cancel that gym membership…but it […]
Training for a goal as big and as distant as a marathon is a real challenge. Not just for the actual work of training, but managing your mind, body and emotions across the time required to get ready.
As we head into the Fall running season, runners everywhere start activating with a focus on a key race. The renewed sense of purpose brings questions about their training, undoubtedly encouraged by the recent launch of our pace-based running training schedules.
Running, or rather road racing, is currently one of the most popular activities in the United States. It’s cheap (only need shoes!), it’s accessible (just go outside!), it’s social (join a club!), and it good for your health (in moderation!)…in short, running has the deck stacked in it’s favor when it comes to rapid growth. […]
photo credit: OiMax With the change in Daylight Savings complete, dedicated and newbie runners alike are having difficulty transitioning to running in the dark. Night running is a different animal for sure, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your running fitness or race goals. With the right preparation and focus, you can make […]
Another MN Testimonial…hear how the plans work!!! I am 54 years old and in the final two weeks of the pre-marathon training for Memphis in December. I’ve run 3 previous marathons with a PB of 4:58 in NY. My vDot is 42 with a 5K time of 22:40. My goal is to run a Boston […]
There are plenty of great discussions on our member message boards, and some of them are just too good to pass up. This thread on the commandments of running, the things you need to do before a run so that it will be just right.
After posting a bunch of articles on why we value speedwork for marathoners, how we value execution on race day and our guidance on improving your run form, one consistent question keeps popping up in my inbox: So how what does your training actually look like?