By suggesting a few options, Hal helps a reader by providing some options for taking their training to the next level.
You certainly would seem to have a good shot at nabbing a BQ based not only on your background, but also because you (wisely) are planning far, far ahead.
The weather and your training load can affect your pace. Rather than stress about your times it's best to stay focused on your goal.
I have a few time-based programs, but I prefer to use miles regardless of how long it takes to get there.
To achieve peak performance, do either very hard or very easy workouts, limiting the mid- intensity ones.
Your predicted maximum heart rate based on the 220 minus age formula probably is not accurate. Rather than planning your workouts around what appear to be false numbers, try experimenting with Perceived Exe...
You can squeeze an August marathon en route to a October marathon—but only if you feel you can float through your second marathon.
It takes a while to adjust to a different times of day for workouts and races, but adjust you must since most races start early.
A Tempo Run is designed as an intuitive workout, a free-form workout, and is best done in the on unmeasured trails.
While aiming at a half marathon offers a great motivational tool, having two goals (race plus weight loss) results in those separate goals getting in the way of each other.
How much should you be eating and which foods you should introduce into your marathon training diet? Hal Higon shares his thoughts...
I would play around with different angles on your treadmill. At least some of your training should be for a period of 10 or more minutes, angle kept the same. Not too steep.
Adding another day of training to your weekly training plan may not be the best choice. Don't get trapped into doing more when doing less might be best.
If a child wants to run, let him--though not necessarily marathons at age 8. Children are very vulnerable these days and they could be doing a lot of worse things than running 5-Ks with their parents. ...