The Planted Runner Marathon Training Week 11

This is the second of my 12-part marathon training series. This will coach you through your marathon build up, week by week. These guidelines will work for the

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How To Get Ready to Train For a Marathon

Be sure that you are ready to train for a marathon before marathon-specific phase begins. This is the precursor to my 12-part series that will coach you through

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The Exact Marathon Taper Plan for Fresh Legs on Race Day

The marathon taper is a critical part of making sure you are at your peak on race day. Learn how to do it right! If you are in

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And Now What I Didn’t Tell You About the Sub-Three Marathon

It happens at the end of every marathon.  People who seem so strong and confident are humbled by their hubris and end up on the side of the

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Running a Sub 3 Hour Marathon: An Exercise in Patience

Running a sub 3 hour marathon – me? The whole thing was a pretty crazy idea. How on earth did I think I could run that fast, for

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Training for Boston? Here are Six Myths About the Race You Should Know

Before you ask, no, I’m not going to Boston this year. But we have so many athletes we coach at Runners Connect training for it that I thought

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So What’s Next? Phoenix in February!

When you are dating someone seriously, the question people always ask is, “So, when you are getting married?” Once you get married, they ask, “So, when are you

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Race Report: 2017 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

I am finally a three-hour marathoner.  Not a sub-three-hour marathoner, but a three-almost-on-the-nose marathoner. I imagine I now know how Eliud Kipchoge felt when he didn’t quite break

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Is Less Really More? My New Approach to Marathon Training

Every marathon I’ve run is a completely different experience than the last. It’s the same distance and the same drama, but yet each one is unique. I’ve been

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How to Train for a Marathon Fueled By Plants

One of my favorite parts of my job coaching at Runners Connect is stepping behind the mic to host a week of the Extra Kick Podcast each month.

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