About Running Advice and News

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Welcome to the Running Advice and News Blog presented by Running-advice.com — in-depth information about the sport of marathon running and advice to make you the most successful runner that you can be. The Running Advice and News Blog is authored by Coach Joe English with frequent contributions by Coach Dean Hebert and is also home to our video series on marathon running preparation.

Our training advice articles offer insight from professional running coaches who’ve been there in with thousands of athletes over the course of our careers. We answer your questions and offer guidance into improving your performance, whether it be your first marathon or your 100th triathlon.

Coach Joe English started Running Advice and News as a weekly update to his athletes in Portland, Oregon. Since the publication of the first articles in 2006, more than 1,500 articles have been published on our sites running-advice.com and on wordpress.com. Hundreds of thousands of runners have visited the site from around the world.

About our Running Advisors
Coach Joe English, Head Coach and Author

Coach Joe English

Coach Joe English

Coach Joe English (@coachjoeenglish) is a professional marathon and triathlon coach in Portland, Oregon. He has worked with thousands of athletes directly and has touched hundreds of thousands more through his web-sites and videos. Joe works with all levels of runners and triathletes and has worked extensively with women runners in his practice.

In addition to founding and editing Running Advice and News (www.running-advice.com), Coach Joe is the host of a new running talk show called “Run Time”. Joecontributes to articles, appears in videos about running and appears frequently at conferences, running clubs and marathon expos. Joe has been quoted as a running and fitness resource in national media such as Runner’s World, CBS News, Women’s Running, SELF and Shape Magazines.

Coach Joe is currently National Coach to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Program. Team In Training (TNT) is the world’s largest endurance sports training program and has trained hundreds of thousands of participants to success in running, triathlon, cycling and other sporting events. Joe trains new TNT coaches and acts as a second-level coaching resource for coaches across the country.

Joe is an elite level Masters multi-sport athlete and runner. In 2013, Joe won the Bronze Medal at the ITU World Sprint Duathlon Age Group Championship. Also in 2013, Joe was the USA Triathlon National Sprint Duathlon Champion and USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon Bronze Medalist. In 2011, Joe competed in the World Masters Athletics meet in the 5,000M run and placed 7th in the world.

Joe is an expert marathon runner, triathlete, and ultra-runner. He completed his first marathon — at age 18 — at the Portland Marathon in 1988. He has since completed dozens of marathons as both a racer and a coach, with marathon finishing-times ranging from 2:45:00 to well over twelve hours and everywhere in between. His 5K Personal Best is 16:10, which he set at age 41 (and he still hopes to break 16 minutes). He has competed in cycling centuries, triathlons, duathlons, ultra-running events and Ironman triathlons.

Joe has been trained extensively as a coach. He has received certifications from RxRunning, Team in Training (Running, Cycling, Triathlon), and USA Triathlon. Specialty areas that he works into his curriculum include a strong emphasis on nutrition, hydration and pacing techniques. Joe works closely with some of the top coaches and doctors in the industry both through his work at Team In Training as well as in producing his running shows and videos.

Coach Dean Hebert, Contributing Editor

Coach Dean Hebert

Coach Dean Hebert

Coach Dean Hebert is Head Coach of the Tempe, Arizona-based RXRunning & Racing Team, a high-performance running coaching company and team. He is an expert at performance improvement for runners of all distances and also works extensively with youth runners. Coach Dean’s training articles appear regularly on Running Advice and News.

Coach Dean has set numerous course, track and stadium records en route to more than 100 career victories in track, cross-country and road races over 35 years of racing. He has achieved Masters All-American status. Under Coach Dean’s direction, the RxRunning & Racing Team members and RxRunning clients have set numerous personal records, regularly place high in all age groups and win or place in road race relays.

Coach Dean coaches runners, triathletes and duathletes from novice to age-group to elite levels. He has also had success in training individuals in special conditioning efforts (FBI, CIA, police academies) as well as sport specific training (soccer, baseball).

More about Running Advice and News
The main site of the blog is located at: http://www.running-advice.com/blog.

Finding our video series
Our video series is published every Thursday. You can add our RSS feed to your favorite reader, go directly to our page at video host Vimeo, or watch the videos on our new Fanpage on Facebook (search “Running Advice and News” from your Facebook homepage).

You can also follow us on twitter at our two Twitter accounts: @runningadvice issues a twitter alert whenever we publish a new blog article or video
@coachjoeenglish is Coach Joe’s personal Twitter account and may include more personal information and tweets on topics outside of our activities at running-advice.com.

For more information on our professional coaching services and virtual training groups, click here.

Your questions and comments are always welcomed. If you’ve got a question about your training, as us. You can post your question privately on our “Questions” page at the top right of the screen. Or just click here.

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Running Advice and News

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  1. Nice site!! I’ll be back even though I focus on sprints and kids

  2. Great info! I’m a beginner runner and am trying to be a sponge with all of the info I can. I will be all over your site!

  3. […] Coach Joe English is a long-time friend and coaching partner. We’ve done a long video series on many aspects of running and racing (I think they are worth the watch – but I am biased). I’ve always valued his intellect, humor and insightfulness. Two of his recent posts are personal and thought-provoking. […]

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