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Training Tips: Yasso 800s

by Karl Gruber
While running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 1996-1997, coach Karl Gruber had the great privilege of getting to know one of the most high profile running personalities in America - Bart Yasso - and learning about the Yasso 800 workout that reliably predicts what your marathon time will be. Read more

Test Your Nutrition Plan

by Nick Fischer
At this point in your training period, your general nutrition strategy should be on point. You may even have some pre, during and post-workout nutrition preferences. Now is time to test it all out so you'll be good to go come race day. Read more

What Happens When Training Strays Off Schedule

by Heather Brown
Official Blogger Heather Brown knows training won't go perfectly. Things happen. Appointments come up. She wants to talk about what happens when training strays off schedule and how to get back to it. Read more

Can Running A Marathon Make You A Superhero?

by Karl Gruber
Go to almost any marathon, and coach Karl Gruber is sure you can count any number of runners racing in superhero costumes. When he says running 13.1 or 26.2 miles makes you feel like a superhero, he means figuratively - or does he? Read more

Run For A Reason: Deanna's Story

by Jordan Olander
Meet Deanna, a charity runner for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. When Deanna was looking to run a half-marathon last year, she came across the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America and knew instantly that she had to run as a member of the Run To Cure CF team. Read more

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