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Shedding Those Last Pounds

Shedding Those Last Pounds

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

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. 

Marathon Training Diet

Marathon Training Diet

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

How much should you be eating and which foods you should introduce into your marathon training diet? Hal Higon shares his thoughts...

Training for a Hilly Half Marathon on a Treadmill

Training for a Hilly Half Marathon on a Treadmill

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

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.

Running at an Early Age

Running at an Early Age

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

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. ...

Adjusting Your Running for Altitude

Adjusting Your Running for Altitude

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

When at altitude, run for about the length of time it would have taken you to run the prescribed number of miles back at sea level. Altitude training is as much mental as physical, so enjoy the scenery as y...

Training for the Dopey Challenge

Training for the Dopey Challenge

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

An athlete would like to do a marathon before the Dopey Challenge; Hal suggests to not do that first marathon as a "race", but to make it more of a "workout".

Heart Rate Monitor Inaccuracy

Heart Rate Monitor Inaccuracy

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon suggests a number of reasons why a heart rate monitor might suddenly offer false numbers.

Choosing a Marathon Training Program

Choosing a Marathon Training Program

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

Choosing the appropriate marathon training program isn't always easy. Here's Hal's suggestion for this experienced runner.

Should You Run 26.2 Miles to Train For A Marathon?

Should You Run 26.2 Miles to Train For A Marathon?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

For most runners, going further than 20 in any one workout probably does little good physically, or psychologically, and potentially could cause some harm if the runner fails to recover from a 26-mile worko...

Flying After a Marathon

Flying After a Marathon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

Taking a flight the day after your marathon? Here's Hal Higdon's suggestion for speeding your recovery.

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