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Most people run far slower than their potential on race day.  This is typically not due to lack of fitness, but rather not following a good marathon pacing strategy.

On today’s show, we are going to explore the details of marathon pace strategy.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the concept of negative splitting can help you finish faster

  • How you can practice for this in training, and I’ll share 

  • The free tool that I use to create exact mile or kilometer splits for any course

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

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Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Love the content

I’m a new runner and listening to the topics on this podcast, especially the ones related to injury and impacts of running on mental state is so helpful! Thank you, I hope to gain more marathon training tips!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Weight Gain While Marathon Training

Hi Coach Claire, I really enjoyed your episode about weight gain while training for marathons. I have just started training for my first marathon so this episode came at just the right time. Like a lot of us, I have put pressure on myself to lose a few pounds so I can be “faster.” Since this episode I have put my scale away and started listening to what my body needs rather than what the number on the scale says. Thank you! Jill


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Great podcast so useful and inspiring

Great idea for runners and useful tips Love all the guests and tips for success Thank you Heather for Montana 😊😊😊👍


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