Posts by Hal Higdon


Take the Long Look: How to Plan (Very) Far Ahead in Order to Reach Your Goals

  

Improving your running performance comes from combining your short-term, long-term and very long-term planning.


Higdon’s Run Fast Series Part 3: Fast-Twitch Versus Slow-Twitch Muscles

  

The final installment of our three-part series from legendary coach Hal Higdon on how to unlock your potential on the run.


Higdon’s Run Fast Series Part 2: Race Day Speed Strategies

  

The second in our three-part series from legendary coach Hal Higdon on how to unlock your potential on the run.


Higdon’s Run Fast Series Part 1: The 12 Secrets of Success

  

The first in our three-part series from legendary coach Hal Higdon on how to unlock your potential on the run.


Avoiding Injury By Doubling The Length of a Training Plan

  

To avoid repeating an injury while increasing mileage to run a half marathon, is it wise to double the length of a program? While that is one approach, Hal has another idea to consider when looking to ease into increasing your run volume.


Training for Both a Marathon and an Ultra Marathon

  

Training for a marathon and an ultra marathon in the same season can be tricky. Hal offers his advice on how to continue training after running 26.2 miles in order to run a successful 38 mile ultra marathon.


Addressing Neck and Shoulder Cramps

  

Cramping affects most runners, but what if it is your upper body that is the problem? Hal Higdon offers his suggestions to one runner experiencing cramps in his shoulders and neck.


A Short Taper For The Boston Marathon

  

One runner wonders about a two week taper leading into the Boston Marathon. Read Hal’s answer as to why one specific plan utilizes this short taper, and why it may, or may not be for you.


Adjusting A Training Schedule Due to Injury

  

For a veteran marathoner that has taken some time away from running, getting back into marathon training came with an injury. After taking a week off, how should he modify his training plan to stay on track.


The Proper Pacing Strategy For a Marathon

  

Proper pacing is critical for a successful race. There are a few tactics to use, and Hal gives his advice on going out hard to“bank time” versus a steady pace following a pacer.


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