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Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

Helping a 65-Year Old “Right the Ship” After a Bad Marathon

Did you train “harder than ever” for your last race and still come up short?

Are you a masters runner who feels like your times are going in the wrong direction and you need to “right the ship”?

That’s what Russel was feeling after his last marathon, where he trained harder than ever, but still came up short.

In this episode of Training Plan Rescue, Coach Michael digs deep into Russell’s plan to give coaching guidance on some of the mistakes he may have made with his mileage, the intensity of his long runs, and his training paces.

Make sure you listen to this one with a notebook in hand, because you’re going to want to take a lot of notes!

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Did you know that you’re likely to sweat as much, if not more, in the winter than in the summer?

That’s because we often wear such warm clothes to start our runs, which leads to more sweating towards the end. Plus, the sweat gets absorbed by our clothes, so it’s harder to notice.

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