Brad Geen

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Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …


It's OK to Be Scared

Long runs, mile repeats, tempo efforts... they still make me nervous. This is a good thing.<p>Last Sunday, I ran 20 miles. (Technically, my Garmin tells me, it was 20.23, but who's counting?)<p>In itself, this is not a remarkable thing. I'm training for a marathon that's about four weeks away, so yeah, a …


Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …

Chicago Marathon

In Beet Juice We Believe

More support for this natural performance-booster.<p>The beet-juice-is-good-for-runners story keeps rolling along, often with a curious new twist or turn. The story I’m talking about is probably the biggest performance-enhancing tale of the last five years. At least, if you don’t count A-Rod and …