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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 ...

Using a Drop-Out Marathon as Training

Using a Drop-Out Marathon as Training

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

You know that you have the strength to start; do you have the strength to stop? If you are entering a marathon for training you should have the discipline to stick to your plan.

How To Avoid Fading at the End of a Marathon

How To Avoid Fading at the End of a Marathon

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

The marathon is an event where discipline is extremely important. You need the discipline to slow down at the start so you can speed up (or at least maintain speed) at the end.

Are Back-to-Back Marathons Unhealthy?

Are Back-to-Back Marathons Unhealthy?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

Running a second marathon two weeks after a first, that’s a stretch. That person will barely have recovered from number one, thus bad things may happen in number two.

Marathon Race Day Eating

Marathon Race Day Eating

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | By Hal Higdon

For a marathon, the night before meal won’t get you much past the 20-mile mark. You definitely need a pre-race meal the morning of the run. 

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