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Training Articles
Why the FIRST ‘Run Less, Run Faster’ Method Doesn’t Work

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that I don’t have a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training. I... 

3 Race Day Quirks You Must Prepare for in the Final Weeks of Boston Marathon Training

The journey from Hopkinton to Copley is one of the most famous treks in marathon racing. Many a runner has spent a career chasing... 

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Nutrition Articles
Can Taking Antioxidants Like Vitamin C Help You Recover Faster Between Workouts?

Last week, we took a look at some research on recovery after a marathon or ultramarathon.  Some scientific experiments, though... 

Can Vitamin C Help Improve Recovery from the Marathon and Ultramarathon?

If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge in long-distance running, you’ll find it in the marathon and ultramarathon. While... 

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Injury Prevention
Why Traditional Sit-ups and Ab Workouts Won’t Help You Avoid Injury or Run Faster
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One of the most difficult challenges runners face is avoiding injuries. Training, improving, and enjoying running would be infinitely... 

Why Runners Collapse During or After a Race

At this year’s New York City Half Marathon, reigning Olympic 5km and 10km champion Mo Farah of the United Kingdom took on... 

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General Articles
Monster PRs at 50k, Marathon and HM Lead Team RunnersConnect

Matthew Stewart ran the Australian Running Festival 50k Ultra in Canberra, ACT, Australia finishing in the time of 4:01:36... 

Eric Sullivan: Returning to a Boston Qualifier after a 16-year Hiatus

Lives : San Francisco Bay Area. Works: I’m a CPA that doesn’t do taxes.  (I’m a consultant that prepares complex... 

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Interviews and Training Videos

Are Maximum Cushion Shoes the Latest Innovation in Running Footwear? An Interview with Hoka Brand President Jim Van Dine
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Just when you thought barefoot/minimalism was the latest trend in running footwear, Hoka One One completely turned the tables by introducing runners to what is now called “maximal” running shoes. The maximalism concept debuted by Hoka in 2010 appears... 

Is There a Smarter Way to Train for the Half Marathon? An Interview with Luke Humphrey, Author of Hansons Half Marathon Method
Luke Humphrey Hansons Half Marathon

The Hansons-Brooks Distance Project has been helping good, but not star runners, compete with the best athletes in the world using unique and innovative training methods. More importantly, they’ve shared these methods to help runners like you achieve... 

Understanding the Science of Training to Run Faster: An Interview With Steve Magness

Understanding the “why” behind your workouts is an often overlooked aspect of training for many runners. Whether it’s because you are new to the sport or because you’ve read outdated or faulty advice, many runners struggle because... 

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