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Tapering for an Upcoming Marathon or Half – Check out Running Coach, Steve Mackel’s Tapering Tips

On the West Coast marathon and half marathon season is in full swing. I know Disney World in Florida had the Princess Half last Sunday. So, some of the East Coast is racing. I feel sorry for those of you … Continue reading

Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon Race Day Checklist – by Coach Steve Mackel

Surf City Runners – take some of the anxiety out of you marathon and half marathon preparations. Use the MarathonTraining.TV’s Race Day Checklist. This video show you how I lay out my clothes and gear. I lay it out like … Continue reading

Do You Have Active Recovery Weeks in Your Full or Half Marathon Training Program?

What is Active Recovery? Do you have active recovery weeks in your full or half marathon training program? How often do you have them? What do you do during your active recovery weeks? I know this video addresses tapering issues … Continue reading

Marine Corps Marathon Tips and Race Day Checklist

Top Ten Tips for the Marine Corps Marathon 1.) Prepare Mentally – You’ve done the physical work. You can’t do anymore training that will benefit you. But, you can prepare mentally. • Visualize You Race – Find a quiet space, … Continue reading

Vivian Creek Trail to Summit Mt San Gorgonio 8-11-13

I’ve done my share of tough trail runs that turn into hikes at some point and I have done some cool backpacking trips that I wonder just how fast I could have moved if I wasn’t under such a heavy … Continue reading

2012 Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Review

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I went to the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Full and Half Marathon to see if they could fix they issues they had last year. The reviews from last year were pretty harsh. At the same time, I wanted to … Continue reading

A Non Syrupy Gel – Will it Work as Well? Island Boost’s All Natural Endurance Energerizer

We all go to Race Expos to check out what’s new for us runners. Maybe we look for a sale on our favorite shoes or pick-up one more gel before the race. I look for anything I might have forgot. … Continue reading

Julie Weiss is Making Each Marathon Count 52 Races in 52 Weeks to Raise Awareness for Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Weiss, Goal: 52 Marathons in 52 weeks and raise one million dollars for the Pancreatic Action Cancer Network’s Team Hope. To support her cause go to: This demonstrates the power of the marathon. I’ll let the video tell … Continue reading

Tapering for the ING New York City Marathon – The 3 Rs to Recovery and Tapering Tips

Tapering is very individual. The 3 Rs of Tapering – Rest, Rebuild and Re-fuel You need to start taking notes on what works best for you, from the amount of time you need to build into your program, volume and … Continue reading

Running Inside New York’s Central Park – With Coach Steve Mackel

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This was my first time doing the Central Park loop. I have run a little in Central Park before but have never run all the way around the park. I ran with fellow ChiRunner Greg, who grew up in New … Continue reading