A leading exercise physiologist suggests developing a top speed two times faster than your marathon pace for a “speed reserve.” Here’s how to improve yours.
Corno shares her mindful, relaxed training plan and the key workouts that have her feeling “scary good” going into the Boston Marathon.
Rouse gets in 100-mile weeks around a busy schedule as she looks to PR and compete for the masters title at Boston.
Olympian Jared Ward details every mile, every workout of a week in the heart of marathon training.
Coach Carl details common mistakes runners make post-marathon and describes best practices for returning to training and racing.
Learning from the best about how our bodies react to different stages of training and how to use that feedback.
Coach Carl talks through keys to having your best race day, from before the start through the finish line.
Coach Carl explains how to optimize your last weeks before the marathon to arrive fresh, strong and fast.
A sports dietician lays out exactly which nutrients and fluids your body needs, and how much, at every point during a marathon training run.
How lessons from the marathon legend's master class can make you a faster runner.
Coach Carl explains why, how and when to do faster speed workouts during your marathon training, and how to prepare for specific course challenges.
It's not too late to start training for a spring marathon, as long as you've been doing some running this winter. Here's an 8-week plan to get you race fit in a hurry, without overdoing it.
Coach Carl details why and how to do lactate threshold workouts — tempo runs and cruise repeats — during your marathon training.
Coach Carl details how, when and why to do essential goal pace and steady state workouts to prepare you for specific marathon demands.
Coach Carl discusses how to build and maximize your long runs over the course of your marathon training program without getting hurt or burned out.
Here's how elite marathoner Jared Ward gets in a 75-mile week around sick kids, ballet recitals and entrepreneur work on his MyoStorm brand.
Coach Carl explains three types of long runs you'll need for the marathon, and how to fit them into your training schedule.
Coach Carl explains what training elements you'll need each week as you prepare for a marathon.
Coach Carl talks through three essential questions to ask yourself before you begin marathon training.
Specificity in marathon training starts with doing 5K-paced strides from week one.
2:11 Marathoner Nathan Martin shares every mile of a week of his training as he looks toward a new spring goal.
Ben Preisner reflects on his near-perfect marathon debut, outlining four important tips for your first marathon, or your next.
How Natasha Wodak executed her impressive return to the marathon to become the 2nd fastest woman in Canadian history.
He's not a household name in running, but Hehir has been training hard for a decade, and getting better at longer distances. Here's how he prepared for and executed his 2:08:59.
Why speed workouts are important, guidelines for doing them effectively, and a 7-week progression to build your speed.
Doing three runs in one day — a triple — is a creative long run alternative that can extend your endurance and add quality miles.
You’ve done the hard work to have a great race, and now’s the time to stay sharp, keep cool, and get excited.
These 8 key workouts for each phase of a marathon training block will help you master the 26.2 mile race at whatever level you're at.
Olympian Jared Ward outlines every mile in the heart of his accelerated training for the 2020 London Marathon.
The uncertainty of racing makes it hard to plan 4–6 months out. Take heart, 8–10 weeks might be a better marathon buildup.
With most marathons canceled, Miller had to organize his own race to run a sub-3-hour marathon in the 2020s, his sixth decade under the mark.
Guidelines for keeping your training on track when you can't do your plan for the day or have to take days off.
Here's how Gene Dykes ran a 2:54 marathon at age 70.
Mario Mendoza ran on a treadmill for 6 hours, 39 minutes and 25 second to snag the 100k treadmill world record. Here's how he won the mental battle.
Jared Ward details how he recovered from a disappointing marathon trials and shares a week of his current running and strength training routine.
Tommy Hughes ran a world age-record last October. Here are his 12 keys to marathon success
Flanagan, a 2:28-marathoner, details a week of workouts during her pandemic-era base training.
The coaches of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team runners are unusually diverse, but they all know how to get a runner in peak marathon shape. Here’s how they did it.
A week from the heart of Lelisa Desisa’s marathon training reveals the work that has taken him to the podium in Boston, New York and Doha.
Riley, toughened on 120-mile weeks and 18-mile progression runs in Boulder, kept telling himself during the Trials, "There's no next time."
NCAA DII Grand Valley State University is dominant in their division and produced a disproportionate number of runners going to Atlanta. Here’s how.
Olympic hopeful Becky Wade shares every mile of a week in her training, plus explains how each elements works in her training strategy.
Olympic hopeful Matt McDonald shares every mile of a week in his training, plus perspectives on balancing running and doctoral studies.
Olympic marathoner Jared Ward shares every mile, every split of a week in his training, plus his marathon training insights.
Speed is not to be underestimated, even for marathoners. Doing speed training first will make you more efficient, so race pace is easier. Here's how:
Marathoners who have run sub-3 for 5 decades reflect the high end of human fitness and health, achieved through consistent, lifelong exercise.
Runners aiming for a sixth decade of sub-3-hour marathons all have a favorite test run to probe their readiness and build their confidence.
Practical advice on staying in the game from runners attempting a sixth-straight decade of sub-3:00 marathon finishes.
Researchers in London found even low key marathon training reduced "vascular age" by four years.
Everett Hackett is looking for a last-minute Olympic Trials qualifier, bringing new shoes and new training approaches to the California International Marathon.
9 training principles and one key race strategy led to his breakthrough marathon—and can work for you.
Revising the traditional long run with a focus on intensity will get you to the finish line faster—but you need to be creative and careful.
How Dathan Ritzenhein coached Parker Stinson to a 2:10 PR at the Chicago Marathon and what you can learn from it.
Alter your mindset to approach the recovery period before your marathon with enthusiasm, not fear.
Becky Wade, 2:30 marathoner, details a week of her training as she overcomes a training setback and finishes her build-up strong.
Even the best have ups and downs during the heart of marathon training. Sometimes you need to drop out of a workout, sometimes it flows—sometimes in the same week.
When does the quest for every second become a distraction that threatens the fundamentals and the calm confidence needed for success?
Lindsay Flanagan, 2:28 marathoner who was seventh in Chicago this fall, details every mile of her training from September 2–8, 2019.
Pro ultra-runners provide five keys to help you make the jump to going long.
Low-glycogen long runs produce greater fat burning, more muscle fiber recruitment, a boost to the aerobic system, and a lot of mental toughness.
Scott Fauble and coach Ben Rosario share details and insights from a week of training early in the season leading to a 7th-place, 2:12:28 finish at the 2018 New York City Marathon.
A runner and coach tells how he took his marathon from 2:40 to 2:19—and provides specific training changes that can maximize your next marathon.
Throw “tapering” out of your vocabulary and peak for your next marathon by carefully tweaking volume and intensity.
Marathon training rarely goes as planned. Don't panic. Use your taper to get to the start line as ready as you can be on that day.
Lindsay Flanagan, 2:29 American marathoner, details every mile of her Boston Marathon training from March 25-31, 2019.
Becky Wade, 2:30 marathoner, details exactly what she ate during a week in the heart of marathon training.
Olympian Jared Ward details every mile of his Boston Marathon training from March 11-17, 2019.
Get these four training pillars right to keep your marathon plans from falling down.
You can run a good marathon off a low-volume, high-intensity training program, but to reach your full potential, you have to have it all: volume and intensity.
Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein details every mile of his Boston Marathon training from February 18–24, 2019.
Your longest run during marathon training depends on your history, strengths, preferences, how fast you run, and what else you do during the week.
Answer these questions before you begin a marathon training program, to see if you're ready and to help you select an appropriate plan.
Keflezighi talks about his career and his new book, which offers 26 takeaways for running 26.2 miles.
Ready to achieve your next marathon goal? Not until you’ve done this workout.
The number of weeks you need to train for a marathon depends on if you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced runner. Here's a guide.
Your weekly 20-mile long run might be sabotaging your marathon training. Here's why less could be best for you.
Two professional coaches and one of America's top marathoners share their best pre-marathon advice
Marathons have a special allure, but the demanding distance isn’t for everyone.