Faster Marathon Time

Try this track workout

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Just wanted to send you a sample of a track workout thats great for all level or runners.  Its a combo of faster paced running with upper and lower body strength training.  Be sure you spend a good ten minutes warming up before doing this workout. TRACK WORKOUT : 4 ROUNDS 1 Lap around track (.25 mile) 15 Pushups 20 Walking Lunges 30 Crunches 15 Squats :40... »

3 workouts that will help you become a faster runner

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  Run Hills     Hill running is a great way to build strength in your “running” muscles. A hill offers a form of resistance training that builds up the muscles in your quads, calves, hamstrings, glutes, and hip flexors. Add hills of varying distances (short and long) at least once a week or once every two weeks and you will notice improved... »

Not getting results you desire? Perhaps you need more REST

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REST : Easier said then done for most of us. “Rest is just as important as your training” how many times have I repeated this to my clients and myself is too many to count.  If you have noticed a decline in your running or training performances, it might be you need rest and more of it. Rest is a... »

Have a great race Marathoners….

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this Sunday is both the Chicago and Portland Marathon!  I have many friends and clients running and I'm wishing you the best race!  Leave me a comment if you are running this weekend so I can follow you :) Chicago looks to be warm and Portland looks to be rainy. Keep a positive mind and see yourself having a great race.  You... »

Mile repeats for a faster marathon finish

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Speed Training for a faster marathon finish If you've already run a marathon and you're hoping to improve your time, mile repeats are one of the best speed workouts you can do to run a faster marathon You'll want to start doing mile repeats once a week, about 8-10 weeks before your race day. You can do these workouts on a track or... »

Marathon Speed Training

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Recently, I've had a lot of emails asking how to get faster for the marathon.  I love Fall for many reasons and one of those being that it is Marathon Season.  A lot of Fall Marathons coming up. I will be writing a series of posts on marathon speed training and giving you a few examples of workouts to do... »

Half Marathon Speed Training

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I figure if you are going to train for a half marathon (or any running race) you may as well throw in some speed work and make yourself a stronger runner.  Besides, I'm the believer in "less is more" so I'd rather do fewer quality workouts then running slow miles everyday and getting bored. All of my running programs include... »

Motivated to run a marathon?

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well, today was the Boston Marathon.  Amazing finish for both men and woman first place finishers.  New record for the men at 2:02....that's flyin' I loved reading all the twitter and facebook posts.  It was motivating and made me a little envious I wasn't there.  I did run Boston back in 2005 and absolutely loved the experience.  Also, crossed it off... »

Have FUN in Boston!

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Boston Marathon is Monday!!  I'm so excited for all the people I know running this race.  IT is such an exciting day and a very, very FUN event.  Congrats to all of those running the race this Monday.  I also can't wait to see how Kara Goucher finsihes. To those of you running the race I want to tell you to... »

how to get faster

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It's becoming my favorite time of year.... Race Season!  This includes 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, triathlon and beyond!  I love receiving emails on race performances...thanks for sending the race report (it motivates me)! I've been getting a lot of questions and emails asking how one can get faster.  I have a lot of ideas and some workouts I'll share with... »


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