Melinda Martland

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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 …

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Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

<i>It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a</i> …

6 Speed Workouts to Run a Faster 5K

A 5K is the perfect distance for both beginning runners and veterans. New runners can pride themselves on finishing a 5K race, and more advanced …

Marathons

Half-Marathon Training: 10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon

If you're a newbie, don't hesitate to mix walk breaks into your runs (for example, run two to three minutes, then walk 30 to 60 seconds). "What's important is that you're moving forward—it doesn't matter if it's walking or running," says Maxwell.<p>To all runners: Listen to your body. Add an extra …

How long before you benefit from a running workout

It’s the question all runners want to know – “how long will it be before I see the benefits from my workout?” Unfortunately, like most aspects of …

Running for Time vs. Distance

Both minutes and miles have pros—and cons.<p>Researchers have found that our minds process distance and time differently. When the finish line of a measured effort is in sight, you get visual feedback about how much farther you have to go, which spurs you to accelerate near the end. Time feedback, …

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6 Secrets of Highly Successful Runners

What really improves performance? Intense training sessions—as long as you do them right. So we asked elites who run hard several times a week to explain how you can get the most out of your quality workouts.<p>In the weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon last April, Ryan Hall logged hundreds of …

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Safe Strategies For Developing Basic Speed

<i>Investing just a few minutes a week in dedicated turnover work really can produce results.</i><p>Whether you’re an 800-meter runner who knows you need to …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Improving 10k times...

Have you seen this article from Greg Mcmillan? You may have heard of the McMillan Pace Calculator. This is from the same guy... It is though he KNEW …

Workout Of The Week: Speed Workouts The Hansons Way

Don’t underestimate the value of proper pacing.<p>The Hansons-Brooks Distance Project training plan has been available in some form on the group’s …

Workout Of The Week: The Halftime Fartlek

I love fartlek workouts. You can do them almost anywhere, make them as hard as you want to and even change them on the fly if necessary.<p>The Halftime …

Workout Of The Week: 600-Meter Breakdowns

Six-hundred-meter breakdowns are a great speed workout for all distance runners. Whether you’re a first-year runner or a veteran competitor, whether …

Workout Of The Week: Non-Stop Stride Session

<i>Olympic champion Lasse Viren loved this track workout. You should learn to like it too.</i><p>When many runners think of a track workout, thoughts of …

Workout of the Week: Special Ks

<i>Here are a few twists on 1,000-meter repeats.</i><p>Every week, runners from Boulder to Budapest and everywhere in between head to the track in search of …

What's the Difference Between Fartlek, Tempo, and Interval Runs?

Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.<p><i>Hi Jenny, I just read your article,</i> <i>'</i><i>What Should I Do During the Off Season</i><i>?'. Very helpful, thanks! Could you briefly explain to me the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs? Thanks! Mary</i><p>Hi, Mary. Thanks for the …

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Running Cadence: Research & Metronomes

One of the most common running technique flaws we see in runners across all levels is the tendency to overstride. This create an excessive braking …

Motivation - The Running Bug

9 Articles to improve your running

Are you striving to improve your running?<p>Here’s a list of our most popular articles to improve your running. They’ll arm you with the information and …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Starting to Run? Abandon All Reason

Don't think too deeply, just go.<p>Here is what I call the abandon-all-reason-and-do-it-now approach to your first run ever. Explained simply, what you have to do is this: Abandon all reason and do it now. Put down whatever you are holding, tell anyone in the immediate vicinity to hang on a second, …

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Workout Of The Week: Brad Hudson’s 1-2-3-2-1 Fartlek

A few years ago I had the privilege of collaborating with Brad Hudson on a training book entitled Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon. Brad was a …

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

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Weight loss - The Running Bug

8 Tips to Rock Your First Race

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now!<p>Your first start line.<br>Your hope is for your first finish.<br>You’ve trained, you’ve paid, and …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

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