Top 10 First-Time Marathon Mistakes

Top 10 First-Timer Marathon Mistakes   In working with a many runners over the years and experiencing training for a marathon myself, I know that a marathon can be a very fulfilling event. That said, I also know that poor preparation can turn what should be an “enjoyable” experience into a horrible march of death. […]

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The Fab 50 – The Best Non-Marathon Race in each State

If you’ve been in the running world for a while, you’ve probably heard of the 50 States Marathon Club. This club is for people who have run a marathon in each of the 50 states. During John’s Running Vacation this past weekend, one of our campers mentioned the brilliant idea of doing the same thing with a […]

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Confessions of a Former Pro Runner

  I wanted to break from the typical discussions and just lay out and easy read on a question I get often, “How do the pros train?” While my history does not speak for all pro runners, it should give you a glimpse into the training life of a professional distance runner. To do this I […]

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Where’s the Motivation?

The most important step of every exercise plan, whether it is the “couch to 5k” or a build up to the Olympic Games, is getting off the couch… and not sitting back down for too long. We all know phases like, “Consistency is key” or “if at first you don’t succeed…” but how do people […]

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