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Marathon Training: Is The 20-Miler Necessary?

Marathon Training: Is The 20-Miler Necessary?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

The 20-miler is an absolute necessity if you want success as a marathoner. You need to condition your muscles to keep clicking for whatever length of time you will be on your feet during the marathon i...

Why are Short Runs So Hard?

Why are Short Runs So Hard?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

You are carrying the fatigue and possibly a certain amount of muscle damage from the previous day's long run into the next day’s short run, therefore your short runs may feel much harder.

Marathons & Weight Loss

Marathons & Weight Loss

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

I don't consider it a great idea to use a marathon as a means of losing weight, although I have met numerous people who have achieved success doing just that.

Hill Training on a Treadmill

Hill Training on a Treadmill

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

Most gym treadmills can be adjusted. You can raise the incline from 2% to 4% to Mount Everest simply by manipulating whatever buttons the machine offers.

Finding Perfect Run Cadence

Finding Perfect Run Cadence

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

Machines are marvelous, but the human mind works better. You can experiment with cadence changes to attain the magic 180bpm, but be cautious about forcing your stride and doing more harm than good.

Cold Weather Running Strategies

Cold Weather Running Strategies

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

Hal asked his Facebook fans what their best tips for cold weather running were. Here are the top 6 answers.

Hal Higdon's Ten Top Marathons

Hal Higdon's Ten Top Marathons

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | By Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon pulled together a list of his Top 10 marathons to run in the U.S. See which ones made the list.

Switching From Triathlons to Marathons

Switching From Triathlons to Marathons

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

A program that features three days of running a week, but with two days of cross-training would keep you connected to your triathlon roots, while providing the proper volume of running that would prepare yo...

Sickness and Lost Workouts

Sickness and Lost Workouts

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

Missing workouts due to sickness will hurt your fitness—somewhat. But maybe not as much as you think.

Shaving Minutes Off Your Marathon Time

Shaving Minutes Off Your Marathon Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

Long term goals allow you to take advantage of periodization training. The most important point of periodization is that you do something different during different parts of the year.

Between Season Training

Between Season Training

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

The most important program to follow between seasons is one that allows you to build base. Cover some miles without worrying how fast you're covering those miles, since cold weather and road conditions ...

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