Ask the Coach: Got a Stitch

I have a big problem with side aches when I run. What should I do?
—David Bolt, Littleton, CO

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Ask the Coach: All or Nothing?

For that past several years, I’ve gone through a training cycle of running and competing rigorously from April through October. Then, I burn out and stop all activity just before the holidays (usually gaining 10 to 20 pounds). I ease back into running again in February and March. What are the health benefits or liabilities for this all-or-nothing approach?
—Jason Johnson, St. Paul, MN

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Ask the Coach: Night Moves

I just discovered that a 12-hour ultra I am planning to run in August is now a night-time race. Any advice?
-Robin Ashton, London, ONT

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Ask the Coach: Training by Heart Rate

A better way to measure your heart-rate training zones

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Ask the Coach: First Ultra Training

I’m training for my first trail ultra,

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Ask the Coach: To Stretch or Not To Stretch

Generally, no matter the distance I’m running, I don’t stretch, without any adverse affects.

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