Is Big is too Big

Today, I was reading about the NYC Marathon growing from 37,000 to 47,000 and price is more than doubled. The same thing happened with the Boston Marathon. Is this do to the running craze or greed for long distance races? 2 weeks ago, a group of us ran the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon and oneContinue reading “Is Big is too Big”

As a coach, I know runners worry about getting in the miles and triathletes worry about getting enough training for all 3 sports. This is especially true with training for marathoners, Half Ironman and Ironman athletes. When life interrupts training, sometimes athletes get stress out and have an anxiety attack. Life is not straight forwardContinue reading

Why long runs?

A couple friends are training for their first marathon and half marathon. Many ask why long runs are important. The answers are the following: Build up your endurance to run 26.2 miles. It allows the body to build strength for the time on your legs. Build your mental game for the race. Practice your nutrientsContinue reading “Why long runs?”