Whether you’re training for a marathon or just want to improve your basic fitness level, extending the distance of your weekly long run is a must. A few of the ways running long helps include:
Building leg strength
Improving overall endurance
Teaching your body to burn a higher percentage of fat for fuel
Increasing mental toughness for upcoming races
While the length of your long run may vary depending on your goals, the basic principles are the same. Use these tips to increase the ...
If you’re looking for a flat, fast marathon course, that’s well supported and has plenty of beautiful scenery to keep you distracted, look no further than one of these 10.
While you might run this in the rain, the course is mostly flat and crosses the Willamette River twice with long sections along the riverfront. The average October temperature is a runner-friendly 60°F, and for those of you worried about the six-hour time limit most marathons enforce, the Portland Marathon extends...