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3 Lessons I Learned In The Coaching World

  

Over a decades-long career, Coach Hal Higdon has impacted hundreds-of-thousands of runners and learned many lessons along the way. Here are three lessons that stand out to him.


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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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Work-to-Rest Ratio: The Benefits of 40/20 Workouts

  

40/20 workouts are a great way to structure your interval training. Here's how to do them whether you're running, cycling, or strength training.


Q&A with Matt Hanson: 2018 IRONMAN Texas Champion and New IRONMAN World Record Holder

  

We sat down with 2018 IRONMAN Texas champion Matt Hanson to ask about his new world record, his thoughts on the controversial race and to get a look at that impressive 2:34 marathon run file.


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Fartlek Workout 101

  

Fartleks challenge your body to become faster over longer distances—plus it’s just a fun word to say. Here’s all you need to know about fartlek running, and three workouts to try on your own.


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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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Hal Higdon’s Top 10 Running Tips

  

Looking for some top tips for improving your running? Legendary coach Hal Higdon regularly shares his training tips on social media, and here are his top-10 run training tweets of all time.


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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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The Best of 2017: Our Top 5 Running Articles

  

From the top habits of successful marathoners to the ultimate speed treadmill session, here are our top running articles from 2017.


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How to Transition from Triathlon to Ultrarunning

  

More and more triathletes are making the jump to ultrarunning. Here’s what to expect and how to prepare for your first ultra.


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