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Workout Wednesday – Cadence

A runner’s cadence is the number of strides in a minute. Having a quicker cadence can help to improve running form and prevent injury.

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Workout Wednesday – Who Fartlek’d?

Admit it, you laugh when you read the word "fartlek". I don't, because I am a professional running coach. Who am I kidding? FARTlek! HAHAHA! "What is a fartlek?" you ask? Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous...

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Connor’s Corner – Boston Marathon Recap

My Boston Experience Boston 2017 was amazing! I loved seeing all the cool sights and the outrageous runners. Every day was a new experience! We ate good food, ran super well, and saw so many amazing things! The 5k was a really good experience! We talked to Mike...

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2017 Boston Marathon Race Recap & More!

I have written race recaps for the Boston Marathon twice now. (2015 Recap, 2016 Recap) This year was my third year and not a whole lot changes when recapping the race. Lots of runners. Awesome spectator support. Heartbreak Hill ... ugh. My time was 3:14:35. The...

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Workout Wednesday – Hill Fun!

HILL FUN! Hill workouts are great for building strength, VO2 Max, and, of course, improving your efficiency running up hills. Trust me, you WILL encounter hills in races and in your daily training runs. Why not build up strength to make you stronger, faster and turn...

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Connor’s Corner – Going to Boston

Most of you know my dad loves to go to crazy places and do crazy things. One of his yearly trips is to Boston to do the Boston Marathon. Every year, I would have to study, read, and do all those boring things at school while my dad was running and having fun in...

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Workout Wednesday – Yasso 800’s

With less than a week to go before the Boston Marathon, I figured I would toss out a great workout that I use to help determine overall fitness and gauges marathon goal pace. This is a workout I did weeks ago and was very pleased with the results. Yasso 800's. Named...

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Boston Marathon 2017 – Goals

It is less than a week until my third consecutive trip to Boston to run the marathon. I like to set goals for all my races, but Boston goals always seem loftier, since the race has such a storied past and is one of the pinnacle marathons in the world. Why not shoot...

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2017 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Race Recap

In 2016, I watched the live feed of the 44th Annual Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington DC. I managed to catch screenshots of several of my friends as the crossed the line. Mike Wardian, Matt Lofton and Alex Lane (out-kicking Meb Keflezighi at the finish). If I were...

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2017 Shamrock Half Marathon Recap

This winter, it has seemed like my life has revolved around Connor's travel sports. If we didn't have a basketball tournament one weekend, we had a preseason soccer tournament. Or both on the same weekend. We spent a lot of time driving all over the place for his love...

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