Category: Physical Fitness

Can you go from couch to marathon in 6 months?

Yes. Many beginners training for a marathon will take 4-6 months to train safely for their first race. Athletes who have (essentially) never run before, will be closer to 6 months, where those with some […]

Ironman FAQ: Common questions about one of the worlds toughest race

How long does it take to do an Ironman? Athletes have 17 hours to complete the Ironman triathlon. Users of our training plan break down like this: The average male completes it in 12.5 hours […]

How do regular people train for an Ironman?

Regular every day people have to make choices (more accurately sacrifices) if they want to train for an Ironman.The main sacrifice is time.An Ironman cutoff is 17 hours. Training for a 17 hour race takes […]

How hard is it to complete an Ironman?

It’s hard, but it’s not impossible. If you break it down by discipline, you have:2:20 to do the swim which is a 2:42/100m paceEven if you max out the swim time, you have another 7:40 […]

What Is Heart Rate Training And How To Use It

Heart rate training is simply a training method designed to make the athlete focus on heart rate rather than pace or effort. For example, instead of really focusing on keeping your pace at an 8 […]

The Best Shoes for Marathon Training and Racing

If you’re (seriously) training for a marathon, you’ll ‘need’ at least 3 pairs of shoes. There are thousands of shoe options these days, and while that can be overwhelming, one of the benefits is there […]

1st Place at the Ellicott City 10k: Race Report

I ran 5 miles and I thought I was dying. This was the case 2 days prior to race day on an afternoon jog in 102* heat. My last thought after finishing this benign training […]

5 things nobody tells you about the Ironman® swim

Many new triathletes all fear the same thing: The swim. While there are plenty of first time triathletes with a swimming background, most have the majority of their experience on the bike or with running. […]

The 7 types of runs you should be doing when Marathon or Ironman® training

Ironman® and marathon training involve running. Lots of running. But it’s not just running for running sake – there’s a strategy to it. There are runs designed to increase your aerobic capacity, runs designed to […]

Race Recap: Boston Marathon 2022

It’s a strange thing to be so incredibly disappointed in something that others tell you to be proud of.  And at the same time, experience incredible gratitude for the ability to be feeling disappointed in […]