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Ideal Ultra Marathon Race Calendar

Racing the Vermont 100 this year? Our Run Formula coach and Vermont 100 race director gives you some tips on how to set up your ideal race calendar to get there!
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The Importance of Strength

Ok, you’ve been working on getting in the miles and building your base for your upcoming races. What else could you be doing? How about some strength work!! Distance runners need to acquire a sizeable level of general strength in both the legs and the upper body to be successful. Just running doesn’t work all the muscles needed to get this strength and can cause an imbalance. With the proper strength program, workloads of greater intensity can be managed more easily.
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Winter training for summer success.

While July warmth and humidity may be hard to imagine when you’re blasted with sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice and 20 mph winds; it really is important that you get creative and disciplined with your training now to ensure that you’re ready for race day. Here are a few guidelines and strategies to build fitness and durability to handle more run training when the snow melts.
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Tips for running in the winter dark.

Tis the season for hot cocoa, warm fires, fleece lined boots and snowmen. And darkness. Lots and lots of darkness. And very few available daylight hours. Which can definitely put a damper on your outdoor running.
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Run Cadence Questions Answered!

One of the most oft asked questions that I get as a running coach, is about run cadence. Most especially since the popularity of watches that track cadence, has grown. What should it be? How do I improve it? WHY should I improve it?
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Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins

Looking for a delicious, low-fat, high-fiber snack? These muffins are healthy and perfect for an on-the-go athlete in the thick of marathon training!
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Why is training for a marathon so life changing? I can answer that in 1 word: TRUST.

"I dare you to run a marathon and not have it change your life" ~ Susan Sidoriak
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Running may be my passion, but coaching is my calling.

Do you what to know what it's like to be a running coach? On race day you're a ball of nerves as you track athletes from your phone waiting for the splits to update. "RUN FASTER" you erupt as you scream at your phone in the grocery store!! This behavior is totally normal, right? Now imagine RACING with your athletes. In early September Kass Berry, a Run Formula coach raced alongside seven of her athletes and here's what happened.
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How running 75 miles a week left me out of shape.

The story of how running truly hurt my training.
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The DO's and DON'Ts of Marathon Training

Are you racing a Fall marathon? Or pondering training for a Spring marathon? From learning how/when/what nutrition to take on a long run to planning out lead up races in your training cycle- there's a lot to learn in marathon training!! Don't worry- we've got you covered!! Listed below are the DO's and DON'Ts that the coaches at The Run Formula live by when beginning a marathon training cycle.
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Racing the Vermont 100 this year? Our Run Formula coach and Vermont 100 race director gives you some tips on how to set up your ideal race calendar to get there!
Ok, you’ve been working on getting in the miles and building your base for your upcoming races. What else could you be doing? How about some strength work!! Distance runners need to acquire a sizeable level of general strength in both the legs and the upper body to be successful. Just running doesn’t work all the muscles needed to get this strength and can cause an imbalance. With the proper strength program, workloads of greater intensity can be managed more easily.
While July warmth and humidity may be hard to imagine when you’re blasted with sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice and 20 mph winds; it really is important that you get creative and disciplined with your training now to ensure that you’re ready for race day. Here are a few guidelines and strategies to build fitness and durability to handle more run training when the snow melts.
Tis the season for hot cocoa, warm fires, fleece lined boots and snowmen. And darkness. Lots and lots of darkness. And very few available daylight hours. Which can definitely put a damper on your outdoor running.
One of the most oft asked questions that I get as a running coach, is about run cadence. Most especially since the popularity of watches that track cadence, has grown. What should it be? How do I improve it? WHY should I improve it?
Looking for a delicious, low-fat, high-fiber snack? These muffins are healthy and perfect for an on-the-go athlete in the thick of marathon training!
"I dare you to run a marathon and not have it change your life" ~ Susan Sidoriak
Do you what to know what it's like to be a running coach? On race day you're a ball of nerves as you track athletes from your phone waiting for the splits to update. "RUN FASTER" you erupt as you scream at your phone in the grocery store!! This behavior is totally normal, right? Now imagine RACING with your athletes. In early September Kass Berry, a Run Formula coach raced alongside seven of her athletes and here's what happened.
The story of how running truly hurt my training.
Are you racing a Fall marathon? Or pondering training for a Spring marathon? From learning how/when/what nutrition to take on a long run to planning out lead up races in your training cycle- there's a lot to learn in marathon training!! Don't worry- we've got you covered!! Listed below are the DO's and DON'Ts that the coaches at The Run Formula live by when beginning a marathon training cycle.