The Marathon Relay, Explained: 5 Steps To Marathon Relay Success

Running a marathon is a super impressive feat that many runners eventually strive for, but not everyone is interested in running a full marathon nor feels up to the challenge yet. In these cases, running a marathon relay can be an awesome way to take part in the marathon running experience without having to complete … Read more

The Ultimate Marathon Checklist: All You Need To Know To Succeed

You’ve trained for months, rearranged, upended your life, and said no to late nights for early morning miles. Now is not the time to get lax with planning and training by not packing correctly for your marathon. We are here to help with your Ultimate Pre-race Marathon Checklist and all of your marathon day essentials! … Read more

9 Tips For Marathon Training On A Treadmill

Training for a marathon almost entirely on a treadmill likely sounds extremely unappealing — if not nearly unfathomable — to many runners. After all, the treadmill has earned its now-familiar nickname, the “dreadmill.” Even if this tongue-in-cheek moniker is said mostly in jest, the undeniable fact is that many runners find running on the treadmill … Read more

Marathon Training: How Long Should Your Longest Long Run Be?

The long run is the hallmark of a marathon training plan. It is the most important training run for marathoners in their training block, ending with the longest long run.  The longest long run caps a marathon training block and marks the end of rigorous training in favor of a marathon taper which allows for … Read more

What’s The Optimal Marathon Taper Length?

A new study reveals that most marathon runners aren’t tapering for their marathons correctly and are hurting their marathon performance as a result. So, what’s the optimal marathon taper length? That’s what we are here to find out by delving into the research and talking with experienced running coaches.  Chances are many recreational runners do … Read more

How To Use Jeff Galloway’s Magic Mile Pace Calculation Method

There comes a point in every runner’s career when you want to begin to take your training more seriously. There’s a desire to improve race times, running economy, and paces. This is the point where your training plan becomes more specific, you become more interested in data and splits, and you look for the best … Read more

6 Tips For Running A Marathon when Undertrained and Underprepared

Feeling undertrained and underprepared for an upcoming marathon? We’ve all been there. For most novice and amateur runners in the world, the lead-up to a race can be nerve-racking and full of doubt. If you’re panicking that you’re not ready for an impending marathon, and are looking for some tricks and tools last minute, then … Read more

MAF Method Guide: How The Maffetone Method Of Moderate Running Works

In the spring of 2020, I was beginning to build my mileage for a fall ultramarathon.  I had tried to build my mileage up in the past but found myself nursing injuries after spending a few weeks above 50 miles. Doing some research on different training for marathons and ultramarathons, I came across Phil Maffetone … Read more

Marathon Training Burnout: How to Regain Your Motivation

Training for a marathon is a GRIND. It is months of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. And many runners may find themselves suffering from marathon training burnout. They may be dreading runs and questioning why they even set the goal of running 26.2 miles. In this article, we’ll look at: What Is Marathon Training Burnout … Read more