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Marathon Handbook

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💪 🧠 How to ramp up from FIT to EVEN FASTER

Here's the free but abridged version of the Run Long, Run Healthy newsletter. See the links below to subscribe to the full-text edition with more articles and deeper, more specific running advice. - Amby You’re Already Fit, Here’s How To Get Even Faster How can you keep improving, even after already being in very good shape? It’s not easy. After all, the “law of diminishing returns” sets in at some point. Some believe you need to apply a little “shock therapy” at this juncture. A dash of...

2 days ago • 3 min read

Running News :: Expert Training Guides :: Training Plans :: Shoes+Gear Hey runners, Katelyn here 👋 Newsletter #263 is going to push your limits! Here's what I have for you today: 💪🏻 Track workouts to improve your speed, strength, and endurance: We all want to get faster. Check out my top workouts, and let me help you get there. 🏁 How to find a running track near you: If you need help finding a track to try out my speed workouts, we have tips to help you out. 🏃🏽 Eliud Kipchoge’s former...

4 days ago • 2 min read

Running News :: Expert Training Guides :: Training Plans :: Shoes+Gear Hey runners, Jessy here 👋 Newsletter #260 brings you the latest drama from the local level all the way to the Olympics. Here's what I have for you today: 🏃🏼♀️+🏋🏻♀️ Cardio AND Weights on the same day? Is it worth it? 😬 How this woman's 5K runs landed her a two-year prison sentence. 👟 👻 Best. Ghost. Ever? Our reviewer Alex Cyr tests the Brooks Ghost 16 🤓 The top five exercise science findings that will change the way you...

6 days ago • 3 min read

Here's the free but abridged version of the Run Long, Run Healthy newsletter. See the links below to subscribe to the full-text edition with more articles and deeper, more specific running advice. - Amby Intervals Made Easy = You Get Faster Here’s a Reddit post for a training method that the main proponent calls the “Easy Interval Method” EIM. He’s trying to sell a program, so buyer beware. But reading what’s here is free and interesting, and you can put the pieces together yourself. Klaus...

9 days ago • 5 min read

Running News :: Expert Training Guides :: Training Plans :: Shoes+Gear Hey runners, Katelyn here 👋 Newsletter #261 is full of tips and tricks to get you faster and fitter. Here's what I have for you today: 🏃🏼♀️ Revolutionize your fitness regimen: Amby Burfoot has the 5 top exercise science findings from 2023 that you can add to your day-to-day routine for improved fitness. ⛰️ The game-changing magic of hill running: Do you want to build speed, strength, and power? Hit the hills. 👶🏼 Mother...

11 days ago • 2 min read

Running News :: Expert Training Guides :: Training Plans :: Shoes+Gear TAKE OUR SURVEY, WIN SHOES! Got 3 minutes to spare us? We've got a lot of new things coming for Marathon Handbook - but first, we want to know what you think. Complete our short, pain-free reader survey and you can win a free pair of running shoes — and best of all, you choose the shoe model. Literally, any shoes you want (including super shoes!). We'll choose the winner at the end of the month. We really appreciate your...

13 days ago • 3 min read

Here's the free but abridged version of the Run Long, Run Healthy newsletter. See the links below to subscribe to the full-text edition with more articles and deeper, more specific running advice. - Amby Why You Should Exercise Like A Hunter-Gatherer I take it as a given that many of us believe in key aspects of the so-called “hunter-gatherer” (HG) lifestyle: regular daily activity, simple, unprocessed foods, consuming water as our main fluid, hanging out in social pods, and so on. On the...

17 days ago • 5 min read

Running News :: Expert Training Guides :: Training Plans :: Shoes+Gear Hey runners, Katelyn here 👋 Newsletter #259 is all about how to become a more efficient runner. Here's what I have for you today: 🏃🏼♀️ How to improve your running economy: My tips and tricks to get more miles per gallon as a runner. ✅ How to prep for the big race: In our how-to segment from our latest podcast episode, we tackle the taper, final workouts and long runs, carb loading (done the right way), and mentally...

18 days ago • 2 min read

Running News :: Expert Training Guides :: Training Plans :: Shoes+Gear Hey runners, Jessy here 👋 Newsletter #258 features everything from 5K to the marathon...and an exciting announcement! Here's what I have for you today: 🎙 Ready to meet the team behind Marathon Handbook? Now you can in the all-new Marathon Handbook Podcast! 🇰🇪 Kenya has selected their Olympic marathon team... but not without a little decision-making help from Nike. ⏱ Looking to break the 30-minute 5k barrier? We have all...

20 days ago • 2 min read

Here's the free but abridged version of the Run Long, Run Healthy newsletter. See the links below to subscribe to the full-text edition with more articles and deeper, more specific running advice. - Amby Train Less And Run Faster (Yes, It IS Possible) I first met Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss almost 20 years ago. I had heard about their Furman Institute of Running & Scientific Training (FIRST), which claimed that you could “Run Less, Run Faster.” Of course, I was skeptical. That’s my...

23 days ago • 4 min read
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