There seems a tendency for runners to view the bombing in Boston through strictly a running lens, to try and claim this tragedy as our own. This is a mistake, as it’s impact goes far beyond the running community, and to view it only in that way risks exacerbating the elitism image already suffered by the sport.
Getting closer to your “ideal race weight” can help boost your marathon time considerably. Here’s how to calculate the calorie intake you need in order to do so, and some tips on how to make it a reality.
This year’s Towpath Marathon provided the opportunity to defend the 2011 title. While I prepared as well as I could for the event given an early season injury, one can never predict who will show up on any given Sunday during marathon season.
You can’t get more race specific in your training than to actually scout the course by foot. Here’s some tips on how to make the most of just such an opportunity.
The top articles this month cover dealing with wind and heat, building your tolerance to glycogen depletion, and building your strength training approach using the periodization philosophy.