Tips For Your Marathon Home Stretch – Four Weeks Out

Part I of our Tips For Your Marathon Home Stretch starts with Four Weeks to go:

Generally, a good place for your longest run

  • Avoid running a marathon right before your marathon! Focus on time, not distance. We recommend going no longer than 2.5-3hrs. This run is all about time on your legs, not pace.
  • Practice eating before and fueling during the run just as you plan to before and during the marathon
  • Choose a course that is similar to your goal race course

Cathrine Wolden Drops 5:09 At 5th Ave Mile

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Generally, training for a marathon is not the best thing for your mile time, nor is getting older! Cathrine Wolden doesn’t seem to care for how things generally work.

At this year’s NYRR 5th Ave Mile she kept her PR streak alive placing second in her age group finish (40-44) and 9th female overall in 5:09! [Results] Last year she ran 5:17 and the year before 5:19. An amazing string of improvements for someone whose training has been focused on the marathon!

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay, who apparently know how to consistently get faster for all distances at the same time! 😉

 

Jack’s Got A New Athlete

And he’s fast…

“Jack has already played an influential role in my development as a runner as well as hundreds and thousands of others and I am confident he can help me get back to my full potential as a marathon runner,” Hall wrote on his official website.

“With the Olympic Trials just a year and a half away it’s time to start making progress towards my main goal as an athlete, to return to the Olympics and be at my very best there. This is something that has eluded me the last two Olympics but I am hopeful and expectant for the next years ahead with Jack’s guidance.”

Once named “World’s Best Coach” by Runner’s World Magazine, Daniels is has also advised running greats such as Jim Ryun and Joan Benoit Samuelson.

[Full article at ESPN]