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Running The Boston Marathon next Monday? Want to see the effect the hills have on each of your mile splits? Check out our Boston pace calculator (and race strategy guide): http://runnersconnect.net/boston-marathon-coach/pace-calculator/ #bostonmarathon #marathontraining  
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Fact or fiction Friday! When adding strength training to your running plan, should you strength train on your easy or off days to maximize your ability to run fast on your workout days?. Post whether you think this is fact or fiction in the comments and then read this article to see if you were right: http://runnersconnect.net/coach-corner/hard-days-hard-easy-days-easy/
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I didn't know that, but it actually makes it easier to fit into my schedule.
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Understanding the “why” behind your workouts is an often overlooked aspect of training. Whether it’s because you are new to running or because you’ve read outdated or faulty advice, many runners struggle because they can’t connect the physiological with what they’re trying to accomplish on the trails, road and track. On our podcast today to help us better understand training methodology and training science is author and coach Steve Magness. http://runnersconnect.net/running-interviews/steve-magness/
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The journey from Hopkinton to Copley is one of the most famous treks in marathon racing. If your goal is to conquer the +The Boston Marathon  then it is critical that you practice for some of the quirks that make Boston so special. http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/boston-marathon-tips/
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To train smarter, it's important you take the time to understand training concepts and not blindly follow the data from your Garmin and HR watches. As an example, by understanding the concept of cardiac drift as it relates heart rate, you can train more effectively and maximize your potential. http://runnersconnect.net/coach-corner/why-cardiac-drift-is-important-for-runners-who-train-by-heart-rate/
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Research has shown that after finishing a marathon or ultramarathon, your body releases a cascade of hormones and other chemicals in response to the physiological stress of the race, which causes inflammation and compromises the immune system.  So, would taking an antioxidant like vitamin C improve marathon and ultra recovery time? http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition-articles/vitamin-c-and-ultramarathon/
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I'll give this a try, just started to taper for the ultra I have in 2 weeks.
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I am pretty open to all philosophies of training as long as they don’t ignore physiological truths. Lately, a lot of new RC team members have been coming from using the +Runner's World Magazine  FIRST 'Run Less, Run Faster' system and signing b/c they are injured. In this article, I explore why Run Less Run Faster is more likely to get you injured and stuck at a plateau than it is to actually help: http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/why-run-less-run-faster-doesnt-work/
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+Justina Gonzaga No worries, glad you defended yourself and will remove this persons comments from now on. Haters gonna hate :) Congrats to you on your amazing progress,
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Understanding the concept that training doesn’t occur in a vacuum or in isolation is essential to staying injury-free, avoiding overtraining, and performing optimally. Here are 3 common situations where runners forget this principle and how it can hamper your progress: http://runnersconnect.net/coach-corner/training-doesnt-occur-in-a-vacuum/
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Most coaches would agree that consistency and injury-free training are the keys to running faster. But, the million dollar question is how do we do that? John Davis is our head of running research and he's here to show you 4 simple methods science has shown can help you stay injury-free. Don't miss out on this one: http://runnersconnect.net/running-interviews/john-davis/
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You know the theories behind refueling for the marathon, but what does an actual marathon fueling strategy look like? Here's some research and examples from some of the world's fastest marathoners and how to apply to your training and racing: http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition-articles/elite-runners-refueling-techniques/
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RunnersConnect is a team of expert running coaches and fellow runners dedicated to improving your training and racing through community motivation, social engagement, unparalleled knowledge, and proven training plans. We love running and want to spread our expertise and passion to inspire, motivate, and help you achieve your running goals.