#AskCoachCourtney: Do I have to run a 20 miler when I train for a marathon?

Welcome to #AskCoachCourtney! Each week or two, I take questions from my loyal readers and followers. I had a few submissions this week, and this one stood out to me because it's often debated: Is a 20 mile run a standard necessity during marathon training? The short answer: No. There are a lot of coaches [...]

“Why Don’t You List Your PRs?” – My Honest Answer

“Why Don’t You List Your PRs?” – My Honest Answer

I'm a running coach. A legit one. I'm RRCA certified and have an LLC: Bold Speed Ahead. I'm also fully insured with general malpractice coverage among other things. You'll notice something missing from my page and social networks, though, that a lot of other coaches publicly and proudly display, like it's a business model: personal records. [...]

Taper Toolbox: Keeping Yourself Sane & Healthy Before A Race

Taper Toolbox: Keeping Yourself Sane & Healthy Before A Race

Taper weeks affect all runners differently. Some of us enjoy the decreased, easy mileage; others have a hard time taking it easy for the last couple of weeks before a race. Either way, there's a lot more time to think into everything. It can be tempting to want to over-prepare or alter your routine the race, [...]