Posts by Andrew Simmons


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How to Nail Your First 10K

  

If you’re looking for that next big challenge after doing a 5K, or you’re looking to get better results with your long run endurance, training for a 10K is a great option. Here are five tips for nailing your first 10K.


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5 Workouts to Help You Get That 5K PR

  

Got your eye on a 5K PR, or just looking to improve your overall running speed without spending hours circling a track? These five workouts are fun, challenging and guaranteed to fulfill your need for speed.


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5 Spring Trail Running Tips

  

The snow is melting, the flowers are beginning to bloom and prime trail running season is just around the corner. Here are five tips to get you out on the trails for some early season mileage.


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How to Have A Fast Cold-Weather Race Start

  

A cold weather race start poses its own set of challenges—but it's possible to survive and even thrive when racing in cold conditions. With these layering tips and foolproof dynamic warmup, you’ll be primed to move once that gun goes off—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.


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Marathon Planning Using Fitness (CTL) and the ATP Tool

  

Here’s your step-by-step guide for planning your next marathon to a target Fitness (CTL) using the TrainingPeaks Annual Training Plan, which will help set you up for your best finish yet.


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5 Tips For Racing a Fall Marathon

  

A fall marathon is a great way to use all that spring and summer fitness. Make yours a great one by planning ahead with these five tips.


Speedwork For Ultra Runners

  

Incorporating these four types of speed workouts into your ultra training can help you gain efficiency, prevent injury and gain important metabolic efficiencies heading into your next race.


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How to Make the Jump from Marathons to Ultras

  

This guide will show you what to expect and how to change your training as you make the jump from marathons to ultramarathons.


Training in the Grey Zone: How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau

  

If you find yourself struggling to improve your run performance despite consistently tough training sessions, chances are you are in the dreaded Zone 3 plateau. Here’s how to bust out of this rut, avoid overtraining and reach your running potential.


The 5 Different Types of Hill Work You Should Be Doing Now

  

There are mechanical and physiological benefits to hill work, but not all hills are created equal. Here's your guide to different types of incline work and how to incorporate it into your running program.