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MCM is Weeks Away

MCM is Weeks Away

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Are you running MCM 26.2 or 10K? If yes, then you know that race day is less than 1 month away! From beginner to seasoned marathon runner this last month before a race can be chock full of questions. Am I ready? Am I going to make my goal time? Was my long run, long […]

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Train to Celebrate the Wins

Train to Celebrate the Wins

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By our very nature, competitive runners are never satisfied. If we run a PR, we want to run faster next time. If we win a race, we want to win another. This constant desire to do better is critical to the development of distance runners because it makes us continually strive to improve. But it […]

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Coaches Corner: Pre Race Nerves

Coaches Corner: Pre Race Nerves

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I’ve recently heard from several of my athletes that they get nervous before big races, to the point that it hinders their performance because they can’t eat or sleep properly in the days leading up to the race. Back in my racing days, I often got nervous too, and the best advice I ever heard about how to combat […]

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The Beer Mile: Training Plan

The Beer Mile: Training Plan

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Running can be both an art and a science, and running a beer mile adds in even another layer, a party. This summer Pacers Running is hosting one of the most impressive of events to date, the Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile. That is all well and good, you think, but how do I […]

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Is the Pacers Training Program A Good Fit For You?

Is the Pacers Training Program A Good Fit For You?

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There are many reasons you may decide to go in and commit to a running coach. Boris did it to meet a time goal while others do it to get a customized training program and some accountability. Joe Shultz is the head coach for Pacers Running says some runners hire a coach simply because they […]

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Running Parkway

Running Parkway

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  You’re running the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler, and we are less then a week from race day.  What should you do to get ready?  It’s a seemingly straightforward question, but the answer depends on whether this is your goal race for the season, or if you’re running GW Parkway as a tune-up for another […]

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All Weather Running

All Weather Running

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  In the Internet age, there is a lot of information out there regarding training and racing, and much of it is contradictory. For every source that insists that you have to run high mileage and race frequently to succeed, there’s another source that claims that you can run well by doing minimal mileage and infrequent racing. With […]

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Coach’s Corner: It’s All About You

Coach’s Corner: It’s All About You

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Our team motto for the American University track and cross country teams during the 2014-2015 season came from the legendary track coach and founder of Nike, Bill Bowerman: “Coaches don’t make athletes, athletes make themselves”. Whether you are an established athlete who is trying to break four minutes in the mile or a novice runner looking […]

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Lessons Used to Qualify for the US Olympic Trials Marathon Race

Lessons Used to Qualify for the US Olympic Trials Marathon Race

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I had a great run recently at the Edmonton Marathon– first place, course record, Olympic Trials qualifier. I was not expecting to do so well because my preparation for it was unconventional compared to past marathons. I decided to run it only six weeks before, so I did crash course long runs/higher mileage weeks, and […]

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Training with Pacers Running: Achieve Your Goals with Help from the Experts

Training with Pacers Running: Achieve Your Goals with Help from the Experts

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We all have goals, right? In life and in running, I find that setting measurable benchmarks and deadlines– whether I am striving to keep a budget, cook more meals at home, or set a new PR at my next half marathon– helps me stay on track and achieve my objectives. The experts at Pacers Running […]

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