Posts by Andrew Simmons


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Training Tips I Wish I’d Known Before Running My First Marathon

  

Whether your first marathon goes exactly as planned, or you crash and burn, you can always learn something. Here's what Andrew Simmons wishes he'd known from the start.


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5 Reasons Long-Distance Runners Should Race Short Distances Too

  

Even ultra marathoners can benefit from training for and racing shorter distances. Find out why and how to integrate shorter runs into your schedule.


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The 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself After a Bad Race

  

Everyone has a bad race now and then. When it happens to you, it's easy to get frustrated and feel like everything went wrong, so here are five questions to help you learn from your bad race, and make the next one better.


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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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