Articles on Racing

September 30, 2017

Avoiding Jet Lag on Race Day

Traveling several time zones away for your next big race? Coach Dylan shares some tips and tricks to avoiding jet lag in today’s episode! Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach Dylan: Hey Runners Connect fans and friends. Welcome... 

September 17, 2017

Running Back-to-Back Marathons

For most people, training for a single marathon is enough. But a growing number of runners desire something more. They’ll run two in a weekend, four in a month, or even four or five marathons on consecutive days. Either way, this is no easy feat. Listen... 

Race Day Stomach Issues

Most runners have been there. After months of preparation, you step to the line ready to tackle those 26.2 miles….and then the stomach issues hit. So what’s the deal? What can you do before and during the race to make sure you don’t suffer again? Coach... 

August 29, 2017

Running the Day Before a Marathon

You’ve got less than 24 hours until your marathon, and the hay is in the barn. Now what? Listen in as Coach Jeff explains what you should do the day before your big race for optimal performance! Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach... 

February 27, 2017
FINALLY! A guide that actually gives solid advice on pacing. Learning how to pace yourself while running is difficult with GPS watches attached to our wrist, but you will race better if you practice pacing correctly in training

How to Pace Yourself Like a Pro

The art of pacing has, sadly, become a lost art. Gone are the times of heading out the door, running a 30 minute out-and-back and calling it four miles. No more coming home and trying to explain to your wife how you ran a distorted cloverleaf through... 

November 30, 2015
Helpful guide! Training is complete, all that's left is to run well on race day, but how do you not slow down at the end? By following this guide to learn how to pace right so we can run better & faster when it matters.

Have Trouble Pacing Yourself in a Race? How to be More Consistent

There is nothing more satisfying than crossing the line of a race knowing you’ve got it right… You paced it perfectly, didn’t blow up, ran strong, and got the best out of yourself. It’s a fantastic, empowering feeling. So good in fact, that the... 

April 13, 2015
The weather and temperature on race day for the marathon can affect your performance, but do you have an ideal racing temperature? We tell you what yours is

What is Your Ideal Marathon Temperature?

After the long runs and hard workouts are over, and you are going crazy during the taper, what do we tend to do in the 10 days before racing the marathon? Focus on race week nutrition, and obsess over the weather of course! We wonder how each possible... 

April 19, 2013
The few days before your race can be just as important as the months you've spent training, make sure you are ready to race to your best, by avoiding these

3 Pre-Race and Race Day Myths Debunked

Runners put a lot of thought and planning into their training schedule, and rightfully so. The right combination of recovery, hard workouts, mileage and long runs are the main factors to running a new personal best. However, an often overlooked, yet critical... 

October 29, 2012
Running the NYC Marathon? Then you must read our essential NYC Marathon Race Strategy Guide and make sure you avoid the 3 most common pacing mistakes

New York City Marathon Race Strategy: How to Crush the Five Burroughs

With just over 50,000 finishers each year, the New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world. It’s also one of the most difficult courses of the Major Marathons. With deceptively hilly bridges, a tough finish through Central Park, and... 

October 4, 2012
We can do all the training, preparation, and wishing we want, something will go wrong on race day (especially marathon races). Here are our tips to be ready

How to Create a Flexible Race Plan to Adapt When Things Go Wrong During a Race

No matter how hard you train, how much you pray to the weather gods, or how thoroughly you prepare, if you race frequently, you’re going to experience a day when nothing goes right. It’s easy to plan the perfect race strategy, but many runners forget... 

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