About Running-Advice.com

Welcome to running-advice.com and our Running Advice and News Blog -- on-line coaching and in-depth marathon running advice to make you the most successful runner that you can be. Running-advice.com is your gateway to finding an answer to your marathon question, hiring us to coach you, or watching one of our weekly videos.

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Coach Joe English and Coach Dean Hebert out running

The Running Advice and News Blog is authored by Coach Joe English with frequent contributions by Coach Dean Hebert and is also home to our weekly video series on marathon running preparation. Our training advice articles offer insight from professional running coaches who've been there in with thousands of athletes over the course of our careers. We answer your questions and offer guidance into improving your performance, whether it be your first marathon or your 100th triathlon.

Our news articles keep you up to date on the most important races in the sports of marathon running, triathlon and track and field. From major marathons like Boston and New York to the Ironman World Championships and the Olympics, we get the stories for you.

Coach Joe English started Running Advice and News as a weekly update to his athletes in Portland, Oregon. Since the publication of the first articles in 2006, more than 1,000 articles have been published on our sites running-advice.com and on wordpress.com. Hundreds of thousands of runners have visited the site from around the world.

About our Coaches

Coach Joe English: Running Coach and Managing Editor of our Blog

Running Coach Joe English

Coach Joe English is a professional marathon and triathlon coach in Portland, Oregon. He has worked with more than a thousand athletes directly and has touched hundreds of thousands more through his web-sites and videos. Coach Joe is a women's running specialist and works predominantly with women from beginning to the most advanced levels.

In addition to founding and writing for Running Advice and News, Coach Joe contributes to articles, appears in videos about running and appears frequently at conferences, running clubs and marathon expos. If you're interested in having Coach Joe appear at your event, you can contact him through the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Coach Joe is currently Head Marathon Coach of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Virtual Team In Training Program, serving marathon runners and walkers around the country through on-line coaching. He coaches teams for 6-12 major marathons per year. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland Triathlon Club from 2006 to 2009.

Joe is an expert marathon runner and triathlete and also runs ultra-marathons. He completed his first marathon more than twenty years ago—at age 18—at the Portland Marathon in 1988. He has since completed dozens of marathons as both a racer and a coach, with marathon finishing-times ranging from well below three hours to well over twelve hours and everywhere in between. He has also competed in cycling centuries, triathlons, duathlons, ultra-running events and an Ironman triathlon. Joe raced for Team Bear Naked Granola in 2009.

Joe has been trained extensively as a coach. He has received certifications from RxRunning, Team in Training (Running, Cycling, Triathlon), and USA Triathlon. Specialty areas that he works into his curriculum include a strong emphasis on nutrition, hydration and pacing techniques.

Coach Dean Hebert, Running Coach and Contributing Editor

Running Coach Dean Hebert

Coach Dean Hebert is Head Coach of the Tempe, Arizona-based RXRunning & Racing Team, a high-performance running coaching company and team. He is an expert at performance improvement for runners of all distances and also works extensively with youth runners. Coach Dean's training articles appear regularly on Running Advice and News.

Coach Dean has set numerous course, track and stadium records en route to more than 100 career victories in track, cross-country and road races over 35 years of racing. He has achieved Masters All-American status. Under Coach Dean's direction, the RxRunning & Racing Team members and RxRunning clients have set numerous personal records, regularly place high in all age groups and win or place in road race relays.

Coach Dean coaches runners, triathletes and duathletes from novice to age-group to elite levels. He has also had success in training individuals in special conditioning efforts (FBI, CIA, police academies) as well as sport specific training (soccer, baseball).

More about Running Advice and News

The main site of the blog is located at: running-advice.com/blog

Finding our video series

Our video series is published every Thursday. You can add our RSS feed to your favorite reader, go directly to our page at video host Vimeo, or watch the videos on our new Facebook Fanpage.


You can also follow us on twitter at our two Twitter accounts: @runningadvice issues a twitter alert whenever we publish a new blog article or video

@coachjoeenglish is Coach Joe's personal Twitter account and may include more personal information and tweets on topics outside of our activities at running-advice.com.

For more information on our professional coaching services, visit our coaching services page.