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I’m Focused On Gratitude And Mindfulness

By | March 24th, 2020|Athlete Profiles|

VDOT Coach John Raneri of group McKirdy Trained on grappling with the cancellation of the Boston Marathon and living through a pandemic... After hearing about Boston’s postponement I wasn’t surprised. But like many others in the following days my emotions caught up with me. This was a goal race. Hours of preparation, sweat, and data [...]

Treadmill Training To Prepare For Boston

By | December 18th, 2019|Training Talk|

By Dr. Jack Daniels @dreambigrunner [Editor's note: Many runners training for the Boston Marathon are faced with challenging conditions in the winter so they either embrace the treadmill or use it when they really need to. Another challenge for some Boston qualifiers is the ability to mimic the course terrain in training or find sustained [...]

Luck Favors The Prepared

By | November 12th, 2018|Training Talk, VDOT Marketplace|

By Jordan Colby Jeni Henrie 3:34, Robin St. Clare 2nd in the 65-69 yrs age group, Greer Colby 3:17 (PR at the time) Luck favors the prepared. That could certainly be said regarding the Boston Marathon. At this year’s Boston  Marathon, temperatures hovered in the upper 30’s, while a cold rain fell and winds lashed [...]

Four Critical Elements Of Boston Marathon Training

By | November 5th, 2018|Training Talk|

By Tim Jones If you’ve qualified for Boston, congratulations! As an experienced runner, it’s harder now to get better than it was when you first started running. You need to optimize every element of your training to continue to improve. When planning your Boston 2019 Training Cycle, think of these four critical elements: Training Plan. [...]

Choosing The Right Course To Get Your BQ

By | October 12th, 2018|Training Talk|

By Kevin Strehlo I'm giving clients currently training for Boston several ways to pick up the additional minutes they now need to get to their BQ. One of the primary considerations is choosing the right course and training to run it. Gravity's boost on net downhill courses is one of the things people often look [...]

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