Valley Green is one of my favorite places to run. So much to offer and so close to home!
Don’t let bad running weather derail your race performance!
What would it look like if you went into a road race with endless amounts of usable energy? There are multiple reasons why some pre-planning and due diligence can save you multiple minutes during your next long distance race. According to Barry Smyth, starting too fast too early may wreck your marathon by as … Continue reading Saving Energy on Race Day
Is your running dragging you down into the dumps? Are you stuck in a serious plateau? If so (and you want to do something about it), you'll want to change up how you think about training. Regardless of what race you might be training for, variation in what you do, how you do it, and … Continue reading Variation is KEY to a Successful Training Program
Determining Marathon Goal Time Marathon season is fast approaching. Spring races will be upon us before you know it. You’ve done a bit of easy running to stay in shape over the winter. And now you’ve signed up for a 26.2-mile race… What happens next? If you’ve run a marathon before, you have some prior … Continue reading Determining Marathon Goal Time
The long run is considered one of the most important aspects of distance running training. A long run has a similar intensity to an easy or moderate day of running with the main difference being time spent on your feet. Long runs fit neatly into our training schedule and have numerous physiological, physical, and mental … Continue reading Keys to a Successful Long Run
Many runners have questions about how to run intervals - should they be run as fast as possible or run within yourself at a prescribed pace/effort? Specifically, this is written for a runner I coach who is unsure about how to run intervals the most effective way to seek the maximum amount of bang for his … Continue reading Track Intervals: On Pace or Faster?
As a virtual or online running coach, you won’t find me with a stopwatch in hand overseeing my runners during their workouts. It’s not possible, even if I wanted it to be. I have runners in all corners of the country, and so, as you can imagine, a lot has to be said and then … Continue reading 9 Tips A Coach Gives His Runners