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February 25, 2018

Can Pilates help prevent injury and improve performance

Can pilates benefit runners and help with strength and flexibility? Coach Hayley breaks down some of the research and science to help you determine if adding pilates to your training repertoire can help keep you injury-free. Listen iTunesListen Android Audio... 

February 24, 2018

Running downhills

How do you get better at downhill running? Are there any tweaks you can make to your form or things you can do in training to better prepare yourself for downhill races? Coach Hayley shares her insight in today’s daily podcast Listen iTunesListen... 

What to do at stop lights

How should you handle unplanned breaks in your run for things like stoplights, etc? Should you jog in place, walk, or stop? Does it even matter? Believe it or not, there’s actually research on what is best and Coach Hayley helps you plan your strategy... 

February 18, 2018

When to replace your shoes

When should you replace your shoes? Many of us have heard every 400-500 miles, but what if they were all treadmill miles, or still look good, or other factors that might extend or shorten the life? Coach Laura answers your questions in today’s daily... 

Speed or Endurance for the 5km

What is a better way to train for the 5k – running more miles with a majority of miles being done at an easy pace or running less total miles with a greater percentage being focused on speed and stamina? Coach Laura gives you the breakdown and some... 

Scheduling Long Runs

When training for the marathon, the long run might be the most important element of your training. So, when should you schedule them in the week and what percentage of your weekly mileage should they ideally be? You’ll get the answers to all your... 

Pros and Cons of Big City Races

What are the pros and cons of “big” (ie New York, Boston, LA, etc) marathons vs. “small” marathons. From crowds to course support, there’s a lot to consider and prepare for depending on which type of marathon you choose to... 

Back to Back Marathons

How do you prepare your body to run marathons close together (like within 2-4 weeks of each other)? There are some things you can do in training to help prepare your body for both races and Coach Claire shares them in today’s daily podcast Listen... 

Developing Leg Strength

What’s the best way to develop leg strength? Specific strength exercises, hills, something else or a combination of things? Coach Claire gives you the answer in today’s daily podcast Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach Claire... 

February 17, 2018

Not Losing Weight During Marathon Training

Many runners turn to running in hopes of losing weight, but often it doesn’t happen like we’d hope in training. Why is this? Why does it seem like running more or training for a marathon doesn’t elicit the weight loss we hope? Coach... 

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