The 5 Most Important Things for Running a Marathon

1. The right shoes – comfort and fit are key2. Socks – stick to moisture-wicking socks, steer clear of cotton3. Garmin watches – keep track of your pace, speed, and distance and helps you to train at the proper level4. Fuel Belt – holds all your nutritional sacks and other important items, like your ID […]

How to Best Prepare for a Marathon

Today’s subject was an overview of how to best prepare for a marathon and an intro to a couple of our resident marathoners, Mike and Darren! Overview – Tips for Running Your Fastest Marathon Ever 1. Proper running gear2. Lose weight, diet, hydration,reduce alcohol consumption3. Set a realistic goal and adjust accordingly4. Increase your mileage, […]

How Many Miles Should I Run a Week Before My Marathon?

The importance of tapering is to get your body back in shape – rebuild your stores, repair damaged muscles, get stronger, and most importantly, you are less likely to get sick.  Check out our weekly video and source link below for more information. If you are running 70 miles per week, you should be tapering […]

Lose Weight = Run Faster

Happy Marathon Monday! Today’s topic is Lose Weight = Run Faster. Weight Loss Race Calculator Many sources including Susan Paul, an exercise physiologist, who writes this insightful article for Runner’s World” have highlighted the effects of weight loss for marathon training.  She says, “There are various formulas that predict the effect of weight loss on […]

Marathon Monday!

Congratulations to all of our Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon finishers yesterday, including our very own crew members, Tony D. and Shannon H.  Tune in below for our first “Marathon Monday” video with Mike and Darren.