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Off-Season Training

Off-Season Training

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Making the most of the running off-season with strength training Similar to other athletes, runners have an off-season, which is generally the period between completing your goal race and starting to train for your next big race. For many runners, this happens in the late fall/early winter (Nov-Jan), but it varies depending on the date […]

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#RunDTC

#RunDTC

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Training for the Marine Corps Marathon takes commitment, drive, determination, and a defintite love for the streets and trails surrounding DC. We know that Washington, DC is one of the best running communities in the country and we want to celebrate your training during these last few months before the big day. In comes our […]

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Train to Keep Running

Train to Keep Running

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As a coach, one of the questions I’m asked the most is how to prevent injuries. No one wants to stop running for any period of time if they can help it. Getting injured while training for a race is not uncommon, and while experience brings wisdom, runners of all experience and ability levels are […]

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Recover Strong

Recover Strong

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As we’ve discussed in previous posts on foam rolling and stretching, recovery is a crucial part of training for any type of race. Sometimes foam rolling and stretching are not quite enough for those tired legs, though. Check out some additional recovery options below. While most of them will cost additional money, consider it an […]

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Gear for Your Miles

Gear for Your Miles

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The 2018 Marine Corps Marathon is now less than 20 weeks away, so it’s officially marathon training season! In the last couple of months we have discussed the importance of finding a crew to train with, as well as mentally preparing yourself for the challenge you’re about to undertake. Whether this is your first marathon […]

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Run for the Cup

Run for the Cup

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The Caps are kind of a big deal around town these days. There is nothing Pacers Running Owner Chris Farley loves more than running but his DC sports teams are a very, very close second. Ok, he loves his family, his pup, his podcast, and a Miller Lite or two, but let’s get back to […]

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Foam Rolling for Recovery

Foam Rolling for Recovery

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As runners, recovery can be one the hardest parts of our training. We have the miles mapped out, we put in the time for those long runs, and we are generally good about doing our strength exercises, but recovering effectively sometimes goes by the wayside until we get injured or have aches and pains during […]

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Long Miles with a Crew

Long Miles with a Crew

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With the weather in DC finally starting to warm up, thoughts of summer marathon training are pushed closer to the top of our minds. If you’ve trained for a fall marathon before (especially in DC or other warm areas of the country), you know the early weekend mornings, the sweat-drenched runs, and the long miles […]

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Running Remixed Week Two

Running Remixed Week Two

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It’s time to talk about streaking.  No need to cover your eyes, you get to keep your clothes on for this challenge.  A run streak means logging a set number of miles every day for, well, however long you want to. We’ve seen week-long and year-long streaks. We even have a few streakers in the […]

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New Moves to Keep You Running

New Moves to Keep You Running

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In the next installment of our injury prevention series, we bring you a few more exercises to incorporate into your routine to help make you a stronger, less injury-prone runner. As a reminder or if you didn’t have the opportunity to read the other posts in this series (found here, here and here), weak glutes […]

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