Posted on April 23, 2013
If you ran or walked the Lansing Marathon on Sunday, you should recover for the next four weeks - not engage in hard training. Scientific resear...
Posted on March 17, 2013
Want to get in a high-quality run but not sure what to do? Try a "Kenyan fartlek session," as follows: Warm up with 10 minutes of easy running, and th...
Posted on March 11, 2013
Your last long training run should take place about four weeks before your marathon. This gives your leg muscles and connective tissues time to heal b...
Posted on January 21, 2013
With 13 weeks remaining before the Lansing Marathon and Half-Marathon, there is still plenty of time to incorporate the four elements of good training...
Posted on January 04, 2013
Contrary to marketing claims and popular opinion, you don't need a sports drink with a 4:1 carb-to-protein ratio when you are engaged in long runs or ...
Posted on December 26, 2012
To recovery quickly after a prolonged or intense training session, take in 10 to 20 grams (40 to 80 calories) of protein shortly after the workout end...
Posted on December 15, 2012
When carrying out "base training" during winter months, don't simply accumulate miles: Do those things which prepare you for the upcoming season and s...
Posted on December 01, 2012
A new study from the Netherlands reveals that the ingestion of even moderate amounts of ibuprofen prior to exercise hurts the small intestine and prom...
Posted on November 24, 2012
The two weeks following a marathon or half-marathon are no time to carried out prolonged or intense leg-pounding running workouts. Nonetheless, ...
Posted on November 17, 2012
The two weeks after a marathon are not the best time to conduct intense or prolonged running training; your legs need a chance to recover after your 2...
Posted on November 05, 2012
Now that it's the off-season, with the Lansing Marathon and Half-Marathon more than five months away, it is a great time to strengthen your whole body...
Posted on October 13, 2012
Neuromuscular fatigue can make the last six miles of a marathon very tough. To prevent pace fall-offs during these miles, prepare properly by in...
Posted on September 16, 2012
Once you have run a marathon, you can use your marathon time to set a goal time for your next marathon. A reasonable method is to establish a go...
Posted on September 13, 2012
When you carry out a longer run in preparation for your marathon or half-marathon, always add some specificity to the session. In other words, i...
Posted on September 12, 2012
Have you run a half-marathon and wondered whether your half-marathon performance could accurately predict what you would do on a marathon course?
Posted on August 20, 2012
If you have never run a marathon before and you are not sure what kind of marathon time you can manage, simply remember that you can predict your mara...
Posted on August 06, 2012
After you warm up before a race, resist the temptation to stand around at the starting line for more than two minutes before the competition begins. &...
Posted on August 01, 2012
When you are warming up for a competition or quality running workout, include some running-specific strengthening movements in your warm-up activities...
Posted on July 31, 2012
After a run lasting longer than one hour, your muscles tend to be glycogen-depleted. Continued glycogen depletion lowers subsequent workout qual...
Posted on May 22, 2012
Lansing Marathon is pleased to announce its first-ever Running Camp, coordinated by Owen Anderson, Ph. D.
Camp dates are July 22-27, 2012, and the ...
Posted on May 22, 2012
As mentioned yesterday, your VO2max (maximal aerobic capacity) does not do a good job of predicting whether you can out-perform another runner, but it...
Posted on May 21, 2012
Contrary to popular belief, maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) is not the key physiological indicator of endurance-running potential.
For example, i...
Posted on February 26, 2012
During marathon preparations, run long every third weekend, not every weekend.
Posted on January 19, 2012
Running 1200s or 1600s at current 5-K pace is great for your running economy, lactate threshold speed, and maximal aerobic capacity. It is a key...
Posted on December 30, 2011
Super sets can be a desirable feature of marathon training, with many physiological benefits.
Posted on November 27, 2011
A tempo run for the marathon focuses on running three miles without stopping at a pace which is 32 seconds per mile faster than goal marathon speed.
Posted on November 24, 2011
A story about marathon training classes and half-marathon training classes
Posted on November 16, 2011
This is a tip concerning using sports drinks during marathon training and long runs.
Posted on October 25, 2011
Explosive drills carried out during marathon training enhance running economy and thus marathon performance.
Posted on October 24, 2011
Running with higher cadence will improve your running economy for the marathon and half-marathon.
Posted on October 23, 2011
Running barefooted and tapering are two great ways to improve running economy.
Posted on October 11, 2011
To improve marathon economy during marathon training, please train at goal marathon speed, conduct hill training, and perform vVO2max intervals.
Posted on September 30, 2011
During marathon training, include goal-pace miles in your long runs.
Posted on September 26, 2011
It is not a good idea to complete a long run during the last month before your marathon. If you squeeze in that long run, you will ensure that your muscles and connective tissues are not recovered on race day.
Posted on September 22, 2011
When training for a marathon and making final preparations for the race, keep everything the same on marathon weekend. Experimenting with shoes, water consumption, sports-drink ingestion, gel intake, and pre-race food can lead to major problems during the race.
Posted on September 19, 2011
Marathon runners should standardize their pre-race and pre-long-run meals. It is best to ingest comfort foods rich in carbohydrates three hours before the running begins.
Posted on September 17, 2011
When ingesting sports drinks during long runs and marathons, do not drink water, too. Additional water will dilute the sports drink in your stomach and thus decrease the rate at which carbohydrate is delivered to your leg muscles.
Posted on September 15, 2011
To optimize your long marathon training runs, ingest eight ounces of sports drink 10 minutes before beginning and then five to six ounces every two miles during the runs. This intake pattern gives your leg muscles the fuel they need to complete long runs successfully.
Posted on September 13, 2011
When training for marathons, conduct long training runs every three weeks instead of every weekend. Carrying out a long run each weekend hampers recovery and makes it more difficult to complete high-quality workouts during the week.
Posted on September 09, 2011
When training for marathons, use a six-minute test to predict your marathon pace and overall finishing time. On a day when you are feeling great...
Posted on September 05, 2011
If you have decided to run for 12 miles, insert four to six miles at goal marathon speed in the middle of the run. Example: Amble three miles quite e...