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Coach Jeff is a 2:22 marathoner and has been a running coach for the past 7 years. "I love coaching and I have a passion for translating highly technical training theory to the schedules of the runners I coach. I don't believe in 'secret' formulas or 'patented' coaching systems, just... Full Bio
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How to Train for an Ultra by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running With the growing population of ultra runners, and questions that come in to us about ultra running, it is clear that many runners are becoming curious about ultra marath ... Read on »
How to Master Being a Masters Runner by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This guest post was written by Amanda Loudin Why do you race? This is a simple question that may have a very complicated answer. The reasons why individual runn ... Read on »
Are You More or Less Prone to Injuries with Maximalist Shoes? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running “Out with the old, in with the new!” That is what the New York Times declared a few weeks ago with regards to running shoes. In this case, the “old” is minimalis ... Read on »
Is Your Stride Width to Blame for Your Injuries? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By now, you’ve probably heard of the importance of stride frequency when it comes to injury prevention. When you increase your stride frequency , taking more steps p ... Read on »
Why You Should Not be Scared of Running an Ultra by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Technically an ‘ultra-run’ is defined as anything longer than the standard marathon distance ggf 26.2 miles. But that’s where any similarity ends.  Terrains and dist ... Read on »
Do You Absorb More Iron Cooking in a Cast Iron Pan? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Do you get enough iron in your diet? Many runners don’t , especially women. One study of female college athletes found that 31% were iron deficient!1 One me ... Read on »
How Running 80% Easy Could Make You 23% Faster by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you have spent any amount of time digging into literature on coaching and training, you probably know there is one running related topic that can be a touchy subject, ... Read on »
Best Races for Food, Fast and Fun! by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This guest post was written by Allie Burdick Why do you race? This is a simple question that may have a very complicated answer. The reasons why individual r ... Read on »
Does Your State Allow Direct Physical Therapy Access? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There are some running injuries that are downright mysterious. They appear out of nowhere, don’t match the symptoms of any injury you’ve ever heard of, and don’t res ... Read on »
The Shocking Truth About Weekend Warrior Fitness Gains by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you are like most adult runners, you are pretty busy during the week. It can be hard to find the time to squeeze in a quality run or workout between Monday and Fr ... Read on »
Bonking vs. Fatigue vs. Cramping: What You Need to Know by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The first step to fixing any problem is accurately identifying what is causing the issue. Got a leaky faucet? Before you can do any good, you need to figure out if t ... Read on »
New to the Running World? Your Questions Answered by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In my 20 years of working with runners, there are some questions that crop up time and time again. These are undoubtedly the five most commonly asked questions, espe ... Read on »
UCAN for Marathon Nutrition: A Review of the Research to See if it Really Works by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Is Generation UCAN a groundbreaking product when it comes to marathon nutrition? Or, is this yet another case of manipulating research studies to make marginal improveme ... Read on »
Mastering the Marathon- 26.2 as Unequal Halves by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The marathon presents a physical challenge that tests the human body to find out not only how fast can the distance be covered, but how well the body can maintain a stre ... Read on »
How to Calculate Carbohydrate Intake After Your Overnight Fast by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s long run Sunday (or Saturday), and your alarm wakes you. How can it be time to get out of bed already?! Are you one of those runners who just rolls out of bed, ... Read on »
How to Analyze Your Training to See if You are On Track to Reach Your Goals by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In December of 2012 Phillip ran a very disappointing 4+ hour marathon, and immediately began plotting and training for his comeback “revenge” marathon. Does this sou ... Read on »
Stopping Mid Run- Do You Get the Same Results? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Stop lights. Every runner hates them. Nothing is more jarring than cruising along during a run at a solid pace, until you realize the world is not with you in your r ... Read on »
More Weight= More Injuries? Why This is Not Correct by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Are you a big-boned runner? Do you sometimes compete in “Clydesdale” or “Athena” divisions in road races? You would destroy the competition if you could find them at eve ... Read on »
How Long Until I See Results from my Strength Training? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you noticed we have focused on hip strength a lot lately? We had a post connecting lower back and hip strength , and another on how hip mobility can determine ... Read on »
Running as you age. Is it all bad? by runnersconnect Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In the past, we wrote an article on how children can be compared to a spring in the way they run. By looking at the way children run, and then monitoring the changes a ... Read on »