Heading into his 26.2 debut at the Boston Marathon, seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson left no stone unturned when it came to preparing for the rigors of the distance. But in addition to running the marathon in his goal time of sub-3 hours, Johnson also faced the challenge of completing a 400-lap NASCAR race on Saturday night with just one day of full recovery in-between both competitions. (Johnson placed 12th under the lights in Richmond, Virginia, at the Toyota Owners 400.) Understanding His Sweat RateWorking with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) was a major reason Johnson had the knowledge and tools needed to prepare his body for the marathon distance as well as the race car. In February, during the early period of his training build-up, Johnson met with Matt Pahnke, Ph.D., a principal scientist at GSSI who put him through a series of tests to find his sweat rate and his sweat electrolyte loss. While wearing a sweat patch, Johnson ran his race pace indoors on a … [Read more...] about 3 Training Keys That Will Get Jimmie Johnson to the Boston Marathon Starting Line
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Family Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Family | The Boston Marathon is Monday. Here’s What You Need to Know. Advertisement Supported by A bounty of pre-race coverage of the 123rd running of this prestigious event. ByJen A. Miller April 13, 2019 Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Happy Boston Marathon weekend! The 123rd running of this prestigious event, one of the six World Marathon Majors, is happening on Monday. We’ve got a bounty of coverage for your pre-race reading: Matthew Futterman wrote about Sarah Sellers, who finished second in the women’s race last year. Futterman, whose book “Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru who Unlocked the Secrets of … [Read more...] about The Boston Marathon is Monday. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Move | Making It Into the Boston Marathon, Finally Advertisement Supported by He beat the qualifying time for the race twice and still could not get in. This year he made it. ByJen A. Miller April 6, 2019 Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. In 2017, I interviewed a few people who had technically qualified for the Boston Marathon but didn’t make it into the race. That’s because as demand for spots surged, Boston switched to rolling admissions, allowing the runners who beat the qualifying time for their age and gender by the most time to sign up first, and then moving down from there. That made getting into the marathon a moving target, which was … [Read more...] about Making It Into the Boston Marathon, Finally
For the second year in a row, Saucony is releasing a special-edition Boston Marathon shoe in collaboration with Dunkin’.The Kinvara is one of Saucony’s most popular running shoes because of its light weight and responsiveness for any distance.The shoe will retail for $120 at Saucony.com.The Boston Marathon is less than a month away, and the race-themed shoe designs are starting to roll out. One of the first shoes rolling out is an update to a fan favorite from 2018.Saucony blew everyone away last year with its collaboration with Dunkin’ to make a doughnut-themed shoe, giving literal meaning to the franchise’s slogan: America Runs on Dunkin’. Combined with one of Saucony’s best franchises, the Kinvara, it was truly a gift from the shoe gods. Men’s Saucony X Dunkin’ Kinvara 10 saucony.com Women’s Saucony X Dunkin’ Kinvara 10 saucony.com This year, both brands re-upped the collaboration effort to make the … [Read more...] about Saucony Is Back With Doughnut-Themed Shoes for the Boston Marathon
There is nothing in the world quite like running the Boston Marathon. The demands of the mostly downhill miles early on in the course, combined with the rolling hills that greet you at mile 16, make for a unique challenge that requires endurance, strength, stamina, and a solid strategy. For the last few months leading up to the race, here is a month-by-month guide on how to prepare to run strong from Hopkinton through Boylston Street.JanuarySet yourself up for success by building a strong foundation of hill work, strength training, and flexibility. Include at least one hill workout each week, and begin to sprinkle hills into your long runs.Hill Workouts: After a warmup (and before a cooldown), run five to 10 repeats on a hill that takes you one to two minutes to climb. Choose a gradual incline if you’re fairly new to hills and a slightly steeper one (a 4- to 7-percent grade) if you run hills regularly. Focus on running the hills by effort, to get a sense of how climbing affects … [Read more...] about How to Train for the Boston Marathon