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Last Training Post from Coach Greg McMillan

From Coach Greg: It’s here! Race week has begun. This is the time when runners get antsy. They are hypersensitive to any ache or pain. They worry if they don’t feel “amazing” on every run. This is all completely normal but must be managed otherwise you may just worry your race away. Instead of living in often-irrational thoughts, I suggest you look back at the last few weeks. Pick out and re-live your best runs. Really live in those over …

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Training Tip – 2 Weeks to Race

From Coach Greg: The two weeks prior to the marathon is what I call the ‘great marathon freak out’. Questions abound. Self-doubt creeps in. Fear is ever-present. The marathon becomes monumental. Don’t worry. Everyone feels this way. We put so much into training and want desperately for the race to go well. Use this peaking time to reflect on all your successes during training. Think good thoughts. Run strong in the remaining workouts and focus on relaxing the body/mind. Negative …

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Training Tip from Coach Greg McMillan – 3 weeks to race day

From Coach Greg: This week, you’ll put the finishing touches on the fitness-building workouts. You may be tired but that’s okay. You are about to start tapering your mileage so you can peak on race day. This week is a good time to take care of all the logistics for the race. Make sure all travel plans are completed, research and book your pre-race meal and finalize all your gear and nutrition needs. Go ahead and buy as many supplies …

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Training Tip from Coach Greg McMillan- 4 Weeks Out

Ok. One month to go. This is the “meat” of the training, where you fatigue is often heaviest. But, this is also likely to be your last big week of training before you begin to gradually taper down and peak for the race. It may seem like just “surviving” the training but don’t worry, the work is about to pay off. Once you get through this week, you will begin to slowly yet progressively feel better and better as race …

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Training Tip from Coach Greg McMillan – 5 Weeks Out

From Coach Greg: It’s now when little aches and pains can become full blown injuries. Be weary of this and take care of your body. No ache or pain should go untreated. You are becoming a finely tuned machine and you need to not only become your own mechanic but you need to schedule regular “service” with therapists to keep your body running smoothly. Also remember that the best recovery tool you have is your bed. Thirty minutes earlier to …

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