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Start Fast or Pace Evenly?

Study suggests that a slightly fast start may pay off.<p>There's a longstanding debate about whether even pacing in always best in long (i.e. more than about four minutes) races. Physiologically, it makes sense -- but when you look at the actual pacing patterns of world records, they almost …

Why Do My Legs Fatigue Before I'm Out of Breath?

Coach Jenny suggests some training strategies to put more pep in your step.<p><i>Betty asks: I’ve read about your training philosophy to run by your breath and body, but breathing isn’t my limiting factor. My legs are. Sometimes I can be breathing easily, but my legs feel tired. Do you have any tips?</i> …

What Are My Carb Needs for Half Training?

Tips on proper running nutrition for your first half-marathon.<p><i>Hey Susan,</i><p><i>I'm preparing to start training for my first half and I'm concerned about getting the right amount of carbs during training. I'm hoping maybe you could give me a few tips on how to better satisfy my carbohydrate</i> …

How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace

You don’t need a watch, a heart rate monitor, a GPS system, or a gallon of Gu.<p>Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study is trying to tell us something—something much more important, I believe, than the obvious fact …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

Should I Eat Breakfast on Race Morning?

I usually run on an empty stomach in the early morning.<p><i>Hello,</i><p><i>I am 42 years old and just started running about three months ago. I try to train at least two or three times a week with a half-hour run. I ran my first 5K in December and finished in 26:29. I only have time to train when I get up at</i> …