Training: Page 178

Come here to find everything from strength-training workouts to distance-specific exercises and how to PR on your next race.

Training Seasonally For Running

Prefabricated training plans don’t work for the way most competitive runners train, which is seasonally. Every day I receive emails from runners (and triathletes, but I wish to focus on runners in this article) who are following or have followed training plans that I created for one of my books, or for a magazine article, […]

When Can I Run My Next Marathon?

As Bill Rodgers famously said, “When you’ve forgotten the last one.” On April 13, 2008, Ryan Hall finished 5th in the London Marathon with a time of 2:06:17 – the fastest marathon time ever recorded by an American-born runner. Just 14 weeks later Hall ran the Beijing Olympic Marathon, finishing a disappointing 10th. Now, top-10 […]

Back On The Bus: On Patience

“You heavens, give me that patience, patience I need!”-King Lear Be a distance runner long enough and you’ll rack up experience fielding questions from non-runners on how or why you do it. If you choose to answer questions about marathon training, inevitably someone will respond, “I could never do it. I’d get bored.” Perhaps we […]

Penguin Training Tips: Part Four

Famed running aficionado John “The Penguin” Bingham has twenty tips for happy training. In the final installment, The Penguin outlines his final five tips to get you on the road to more enjoyable running. 16. Packing Your Parachute No skydiver would ever jump out of a plane without thoroughly checking all of his equipment. The […]

Back On The Bus: Learning From My Mistakes

Here’s a bunch of terms you likely don’t know unless you get into distance running: illiotibial band, plantar fasciitis, piriformis sciatica, deep rotators, black toe, patella tendonitis. There are plenty more, but these are some that drift first into my mind, each with a sense memory for me to wince at. Unless you study or […]

Penguin Training Tips: Part Three

Famed running aficionado John “The Penguin” Bingham has twenty tips for happy training.  In part-three, The Penguin outlines five more tips to get you on the road to more enjoyable running. 11. Chutes and Ladders A long distance training program is a lot like the old board game Chutes and Ladders. In the first few weeks […]

Back On The Bus: Training For the NYC Marathon, Terrence Mahon Style

Former 2:38 marathoner, and Inside Triathlon editor-in-chief, TJ Murphy will document his road up to the 2009 ING New York City Marathon with weekly updates here on Competitor.com. TJ will be guided along the way by Terrence Mahon, coach to such distance stars as Olympians Ryan Hall and Deena Kastor. Terrence has joined up with […]

Penguin Training Tips: Part Two

Famed running aficionado John “The Penguin” Bingham has twenty tips for happy training.  In part-two, The Penguin outlines five more tips to get you on the road to more enjoyable running. 6. Today’s the day I saw a great shirt once. It read: “The older I get, the better I used to be”. In a long […]

Penguin Training Tips: Part One

Famed running aficionado John “The Penguin” Bingham has twenty tips for happy training.  In part-one, The Penguin outlines the first five tips to get you on the road to more enjoyable running. 1. In the beginning, there was you It would be great if we could pick the body that we want to train. It would […]

Competitor Q&A: Greg McMillan

Coach Greg McMillan talks to Matt Fitzgerald about his long term approach to coaching, how he developed his acclaimed McMillan Calculator and his position on high volume vs. high intensity training. For more on Greg McMillan and his calculator check out his website:  www.mcmillanrunning.com .