Video — The Destination Marathon (Episode 3-21)

running-advice-bugThis week on the show Coaches Joe English and Dean Hebert are back to talking about another fun marathon running topic: the destination marathon or race. We’d all love to go to Paris, but should you go there to run your next marathon?

On this week’s episode:
– What’s a destination marathon?
– What might you consider in choosing a destination race?
– What will be different about a destination marathon?
– What are Coaches Dean and Joe’s favorites?

This week’s episode was recorded live at Road Runner Sports in Tempe, Arizona. We thank Road Runner Sports for hosting us.

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Video — Is That Workout Long Enough Coach?

running-advice-bugRunners are often obsessed with their weekly mileage. “How much do you run?” you ask them and they say something like “50 miles per week.” But we’re always talking about quality over quantity, so that leads as to look at a different side of the equation this week: does a workout have to be long to be challenging?

In fact some very short workouts we can think up could be a real torture test for most runners. Try running 16 x 200M nearly as hard as you can with one minute rest between. Tough workout? Yes. Total distance: 2 miles.

This week we explore why (excuse the pun) length isn’t everything. (Ho Ho.)

On this week’s episode:
– Short workouts that will challenge you
– Busting the myth that mileage is the only metric of a good workout
– Why running shorter, faster workouts are helpful to your fitness as a runner

This week’s episode was recorded live at Road Runner Sports in Tempe, Arizona. We thank Road Runner Sports for hosting us.

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Video — The Boston Marathon (Episode 3-16)

running-advice-bugAh the Boston Marathon. THE BOSTON MARATHON. There is no race with more mystique and cache to marathon runners than “Boston”. But why? And what happened in for the 2011 race that allowed it to sell out in a matter of hours. Isn’t this the very difficult to qualify for, pinnacle of running performance, Boston Marathon? Well, yes, it is. And on this week’s episode Coaches Joe and Dean talk about Boston.

On the episode this week:
– What makes the Boston Marathon special?
– Where does the mystique of Boston come from?
– Should the BAA lower the qualifying times for the Boston Marathon?
– Do Coaches Joe and Dean love the Boston Marathon? (Yes.)

This week’s episode was recorded live at Road Runner Sports in Tempe, Arizona. We thank Road Runner Sports for hosting us.

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Video — Running Watches (epsiode 3-14)

running-advice-bugAh running watches. They come in so many shapes, colors, sizes and with so many different features. On the show today, Coach Joe talks about his 18 watches and Coach Dean talks about the fact that he finally replaced his one and only watch. They agree to disagree.

On the episode this week:
– What should you look for in a running watch?
– What do you do when the battery runs out?
– Do you want a watch with GPS for speed and distance or just a stop-watch — or both?
– Do you need a lap memory?
– How many watches does one really need to time their runs?

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Video – Season 2 – Episode 23 — Overcoming Obstacles

running-advice-bugSeason 2 keeps rolling as Coaches Joe and Dean take on another marathon running topic — and this one is important. How do you keep going when obstacles are thrown in the way of your progress? From injury to illness, what’s the best way to stay on track?

On this episode:
— How should you deal with small obstacles that get in the way of marathon training?
— How can we deal with major interruptions, such as illness or injury?
— What’s the best way to stay on track after big or little bumps in the road?
— How should we deal with the mental impact of a set-back?

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Video – Season 2 – Episode 21 — Junk Miles and Marathon Runners

running-advice-bugLet’s get serious marathon runners. Do you ever head out for a run without a purpose? Do you run without paying attention to your pace? Do you run a lot of easy miles? If so, then this episode may be tailored made for you. In fact, this episode might apply to A LOT of you.

Our topic this week: junk miles. We’re quality over quantity guys and this week we look at low-quality — or junk — miles.

On this week’s episode:
— What are junk miles?
— Why do we run junk miles?
— What do junk miles do for your marathon training?
— How do we avoid running junk miles in our workouts?
— When might a junk mile workout be a good thing?

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Video — Season 2 – Episode 20 — Precision Pacing for Runners

running-advice-bugAlright marathon runners, it’s time to get serious about our pacing. It’s been awhile since we’ve discussed pacing and this time we’re going to look at how close is close enough when it comes to workouts and race pace.

The great rock band Boston once sang a song called “More than a Feeling” and we ask, when does pacing turn into something more than just a feeling and to ultimate precision.

On this week’s episode, Coaches Joe and Dean spend our 10 minutes discussing:
— How close is close enough when it comes to pacing?
— Is it better to be too fast or too slow in our workouts?
— What will precision pacing gain you in your next marathon?
— What level of runners are we talking about when it comes to seeking out precision in their workouts?

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Video — Dealing with pre-race anxiety and nerves

running-advice-bugIt’s time for episode 21 of our series on marathon running! This week Coaches Joe and Dean sit down for another chat at the Arizona canal in Chandler — and where are the runners anyway?

This is the third week that we’re talking about the mental aspects of running and now we attack pre-race anxiety, nerves and mental preparation.

In this week’s episode:
— Dealing with the pre-race jitters
— What does it mean to be “nervous” before a big race?
— Getting psyched or pumped rahter than anxious
— Focusing on positives
— The importance (or unimportance) of sleep before a big race

This video is part of our Desert Series, in which Coaches Joe English and Dean Hebert get their lips smackin’ about all things marathon running. There are over 30 episodes in the series and they come out every week on www.running-advice.com.

To watch the video, just click the play button in the video window below.

There’s much more coming. We’ve filmed over 30 episodes in this series and we’ll be rolling them out each week. To visit our video page with links to all of the episodes in the series, click here.

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Video — The Beer Mile

running-advice-bugEpisode 18 is here and this week, we take a break from the more serious topics we consider and get somewhat . . . silly. Runners love beer. How about an event that brings runners and beer together? And yes, we mean drinking WHILE running.

This week Coach Dean tells us about the little known, but highly competitive, track event called the Beer Mile. It sounds like something that might make me sick, but I’d be willing to give it a try.

Keep in mind that you should drink responsibly, don’t drink in public places where alcohol is prohibited, don’t run on the road after drinking, and never drink and drive.

This video is part of our Desert Series, in which Coaches Joe English and Dean Hebert get their lips smackin’ about all things marathon running. There are over 30 episodes in the series and they come out every week on www.running-advice.com.

To watch the video, just click the play button in the video window below.

There’s much more coming. We’ve filmed over 30 episodes in this series and we’ll be rolling them out each week. To visit our video page with links to all of the episodes in the series, click here.

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Video — Trail Running — should you run trails and why?

running-advice-bugIt’s time for Episode 14 in our Desert Series on marathon running. In this episode, Coaches Joe and Dean sit down for another chat about running.

We’re still at the track in Mesa, Arizona, but this week we move on to the topic of trail running:
-why run trails?
-what kind of training should you do on trails?
-what skills will you learn from running trails?
-what should you put on your feet when running trails?

This video is part of our Desert Series, in which Coaches Joe English and Dean Hebert get their lips smackin’ about all things marathon running. There are over 30 episodes in the series and they come out every week on www.running-advice.com.

To watch the video, just click the play button in the video window below.

There’s much more coming. We’ve filmed over 30 episodes in this series and we’ll be rolling them out each week. To visit our video page with links to all of the episodes in the series, click here.

Running Advice and News
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