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Feb 28, 2017

Your training hard and want to get faster, but how do you know when it's time to take the next step in your training and increase your paces? Coach Claire answers that question for you.

Feb 27, 2017

Do you love (or need) to do most of your training on trails and are worried about how that will translate to your racing performance on the roads? Coach Claire gets in-depth to ease your fears and give you some tips and tricks.

Feb 24, 2017

Are you considering adding glycogen depleted runs into your marathon training? Not even sure what these are or how they could benefit you? Coach Sinead digs deep to help you determine whether glycogen depleted long runs are right for your marathon training

Feb 23, 2017

Training by heart rate? Ever wonder why your HR doesn't reflect your perceived effort? Lots of factors play into this and Coach Sinead helps you decipher the data.

Feb 22, 2017

How much rest do you need to take between VO2 max intervals? Coach Sinead digs into this question to help you plan your training

Feb 21, 2017

Is it ok if you need to split your long run or easy run into two runs? It depends on your goals and point in training. Coach Sinead gives you the detailed answer in today's podcast.

Feb 20, 2017

If you have a workout or long run and you're feeling super tired, what should you do?

Skip it, move it, make it up later in the week?

Coach Sinead gives you the right answer depending on your training situation

Feb 17, 2017

Jane asks for tips on staying motivated when upping your training mileage.

Feb 16, 2017

For shorter races, most people know how to warm-up. But, what about a race like the marathon when you're stuck in a corral and you can't waste energy? Coach Tina walks you through how to properly warm-up for the marathon.

Feb 15, 2017

Thinking of adding more days per week of running or more mileage to your training? Coach Tina explains the benefits of adding more days per week to your running, and why running 6-7 days per week is better than 3-4.

Feb 14, 2017

Struggling with recurring hamstring strains or pulls? Coach Tina helps you add the right preventative and strength work to get you healthy

Feb 13, 2017

Need to swap out some of your running for eliptical workouts to prevent injuries such as stress fractures? Tina helps guide your cross training efforts.

Feb 10, 2017

How long should you break in your shoes before race day? How long do shoes last and how do you know when it's time to change them? All these questions and more answered in today's daily lesson.

Feb 9, 2017

Do you ever suffer from cramps during the marathon despite using salt or electrolytes? Coach Jeff explains why this happens and how to prevent moving forward.

Feb 8, 2017

Curious about caffeine and beet root juice? Coach Jeff tells you how much and when to consume these supplements for maximum effectiveness.

Feb 7, 2017

How do you taper off your strength training before a big race so you don't lose all your strength gains, but still feel fresh come race day? Coach Jeff gives you the blueprint.

Feb 6, 2017

If you're adding strength training to your running plan, how long should you rest between sets? Most runners get it wrong and fixing the issue could lead to greater strength gains.

Feb 1, 2017

Have you thought about transitioning to minimalist shoes? Wondering what the benefits are? Coach Jeff walks you through if it's right for you and how to transition if you're considering it

Feb 1, 2017

Ever wonder how tired you should be after hard workouts or long runs? Should you need a nap? On a scale of 1 to 10 how hard should you runs be? Matt asked this question and Coach Jeff answers