Brief Thoughts: Long easy runs in marathon training

The long run is a central piece of marathon training for everyone from recreational marathoners all the way up to national-level competitors.  There are a lot of reasons why distance runners, and marathoners in particular, do long runs; these include increasing mitochondrial and capillary density, improving leg strength and resilience to the pounding of a … Read more

Elite Marathoning with Renato Canova: The Training of Moses Mosop and Abel Kirui

Abel Kirui (left) and Moses Mosop (right) Renato Canova is a widely-renown coach of some of the most elite middle and long-distance athletes in the world.  His runners routinely medal at World Championship and Olympic races and place highly at major marathons.  I’ve done a good bit of writing on this blog about his training … Read more