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Straight from a coach: What to know before running a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon

Whatever your distance, if you’re a runner, you’ll want to read this! RRCA-certified running coach Megan Harrington shares her pro tips for running a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon.

April 24, 2018
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The next level | Run like a pro

While most of us will never be as fast as the pros, training like one can help you tap into your full potential as a runner. Here’s how to concentrate on running form, mental toughness and recovery.

February 27, 2018
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How to run better | 5 + 2 exercises to build strength and speed

Here’s how you can fine-tune your training and advance from beginner to intermediate runner.

February 15, 2018
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The 3-phase marathon race plan – with pro tips for first-timers and seasoned runners

Whether you’re a first-timer or an ambitious PB chaser, these tips from a pro coach will help you achieve your goal and cross that finish line.

April 17, 2018
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How to tell if your running heart rate is too high – and then what?

What are the warning signs that you’re working too hard and what to do when you find that your heart rate is too high in the middle of a run?

April 12, 2018
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A breakdown of running heart rate | What really matters

With the right tools, you can measure your running heart rate and adjust your runs accordingly, but what actually matters and what doesn’t. Let’s break it down.

April 5, 2018
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5 strength training exercises to supercharge your running

If you want to run long, fast, and strong, you need to do more than just run. Ready to supercharge your legs with strength?

April 3, 2018
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More insight from running data with Polar V800 and Stryd

Running power is not the only metric you need to look at if you want to get the full picture of your running performance. Add heart rate and use all the insight you can get with the Polar V800 and Stryd.

March 28, 2018
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A holistic approach to cycling with power and heart rate

Polar Cycling Product Specialist and power meter expert Jason Crowe discusses how power meters and heart rate monitors can and should be used together in cycling.

March 27, 2018
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4 weeks to marathon? Get ready to taper!

How should you prepare during the final four weeks before a marathon? First, reach your peak. Then, cut back and sharpen the knife.

March 22, 2018
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How to determine functional threshold power (FTP) and cycling training zones

Read how a cycling power meter can help you fine-tune your workouts.

March 20, 2018
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Running power – the finishing touch to your running data mix?

If you already track pace, heart rate, and distance, this is why you should consider completing your running data mix with power!

March 15, 2018

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