How To Run A Sub 2 Hour Half Marathon + Training Plan

Running a sub 2 hour half marathon is a great benchmark for the 13.1 mile distance: it shows a certain level of training and underlying fitness. It also just so happens to be slightly faster than average – the average half marathon time is 2 hours and 55 seconds! Aiming to break the 2 hour … Read more

Running Downhill: How To Do It Properly + Training Tips

I remember the unpleasant surprise from my first Boston Marathon: I heard about the uphills—Newton Hill and the notorious “Heartbreak Hill” that arrives around the point most runners are hitting the proverbial wall. Related: What causes leg cramps But the hills weren’t what did me in. No, it was running downhill. The first several miles … Read more

How To Train For A Marathon In 3 Months (+ Training Plan)

In this post, I’m going to outline a training method for getting marathon ready in 3 months – and share my 3 month marathon training plan. When runners ask “How long does it take to train for a marathon?”, generally the minimum I’d recommend – depending on the runner’s background – is 12 weeks, or 3 … Read more

Essential Guide To Running Your First 100k + 100k Training Plan

Running 100k is no joke. If you’ve conquered a few marathon-length events, you might be intrigued by the notion of going even further.   100 kilometers is 62.14 miles, to put it in perspective. Stepping up to running any ultramarathon – let alone 100k – requires an adjustment in your mindset, pace, and fuel/hydration strategies.    … Read more