Category: Training Tips

5 Training Tips for the Flagstaff Marathon

Trail running is my favorite escape. Something about being in the fresh air with my feet cruising over the dirt and rocks makes me feel strong and free. I haven’t always been a trail runner though. I didn’t discover the joys of trail running until I moved to Arizona about five years ago. I quickly…

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Preparing for the Flagstaff Marathon: A Crash Course in “Crash Training”

“I still have three whole weeks to get into marathon shape, right?” Have you ever signed up for a race with the thought, “If I commit to that race now, it will keep me motivated to get in to shape these next 12 weeks,” or even better, registered for a race that takes place in…

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Preparing for the Flagstaff Marathon: Running at High Altitude

Are you signed up for the Flagstaff Marathon, half marathon, or 10K? Awesome! Will you be traveling from somewhere outside of Flagstaff to run this race? Well, we hope you enjoy the race and our town! Are you traveling from somewhere with an elevation less than 3,000 ft., like Phoenix? If you are, you will probably…

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Preparing for the Flagstaff Marathon: Strength Training & Nutrition

The Flagstaff Marathon has the atmosphere of a popular road race, with its loud music at the start, great swag, photo opportunities, well-stocked aid stations, tons of volunteers, post race food and drinks, and finisher medals – with the grit, beauty, and tough-as-nails runners of an ultramarathon. I have had the opportunity to run a…

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