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New article up on Active.com on avoiding the "medium effort trap" as a runner.
It can be hard to determine the perfect running pace for maximum development. You don't want to run too fast, and constantly running at a medium effort can hinder your progress. Here's how to tune into your body and find the right pace for you.
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Thanks +Mark Stone  - they rewrote it a bit from how I drafted the article, as I really wanted to hammer home the importance of variability more than on defining desired pacing, but I'm glad you still found it useful and I appreciate the compliment.
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New post on how to manage your tune-up "B" races.
Tune-up races can be a terrific asset in your training arsenal. They can also quickly become a liability if you make mistakes in their management. Here are five ways to get the most out of your investment in tune-up races.
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Pearl Izumi's new Project E:Motion shoes are gaining a lot of attention.  Here's a review of one of their road shoes.
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Another repost of one of my blog articles is now up on Active.com, focusing on weight loss advise for marathoners.
It's a misconception that marathoners can eat copious amounts without gaining weight. Losing weight while training for 26.2 is tricky but doable; learn how to do it right.
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A repost of my article on running form is now up at Optimal Run, in case you missed it the first time.
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New guest post up on +OptimalRun.com on using the pistol squat to improve your running form, specifically through strengthening your calves, feet, and ankles and improving your balance.
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New post up on how to get to and manage high mileage in your training.
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Hi +Mark Junkans - assuming we are talking about high mileage that takes you beyond past peak volumes, I wouldn't suggest that as something to do in your base period.  Nor do I like to put it in the last 4-6 weeks of race preparation, as I think quantity needs to be raised before the quality can come with it.  So I put it starting 9-12 weeks out from the race and lasting the 4-6 weeks, then trimming the volume just a bit (or at least not pushing new highs) while bringing in the race-specific pace and speed work.  Nothing wrong with volume in the base, just not the time for new weekly/monthly PR's - but I doubt that's the type of volume you have in mind.
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Did an interview with BSX Athletics on the combination of science and experience in coaching, and how to make more time for your training.
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Thanks Mark!
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Active.com has taken one of my articles and made it into a slide show - I like how it works.  So I give you 10 ways to expand the idea of minimalist running (and no, it's not a screed on running barefoot).
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New post up - with my wife having taken up running, I've learned a few things on how to best support a partner in such an effort, so I thought I'd share - maybe you can avoid some of the same mistakes!
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New article up with some thoughts on running form.  While overemphasized as a cause of injury and making changes is challenging, there are still some basic thoughts worth keeping in mind.
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New article on 5 areas in your running where you can take relying on routine too far, and how to avoid doing so.
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