Ask the Coach!

Now that the new year is approaching and you're setting your 2015 goals, do you have any questions regarding training, coaching, nutrition, injuries, strength training, etc?



If you have a specific goal in mind for 2015 and want feedback on your current training, you can also comment below with that & I'll provide my feedback on what I'd write/have you do.

Submit your questions as comments below and I'll answer 3-4 lucky commenters by the end of the week (chosen at random)!

Happy running!
~Nichole

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

11 comments:

  1. HI NICHOLE!!!!!! I've been running about everyday for like 30 minutes or so but i struggle to get any linger. I've been doing my pushups and sit-ups every day tho :) hope all is well
    sincerely greta's favorite sister-belle

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    1. Is the 30 min barrier mental? Or physical? Any other info to know?

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  2. I ALSO HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS BUT THAT WAS THE MAIN ONE

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    1. Ask all the questions you have! I am happy to answer!

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  3. I feel its more mental. Idk. it just frustrates me. like i feel like I'm dying but i know I'm not. like today i ran for 36 mi 34 sec and was proud :)

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  4. I want to break the 3:45 mark for the marathon...what is your best tip to get longer with faster miles? I have a good sub 8 pace for 5 miles, but couldn't hold that for 10...
    How are you feeling? :). Happy New Year!

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  5. What do you eat after workouts?

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  6. When do you time your strength workouts? After a hard day? On easy days?

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  7. What would be the best workout to do to gain speed? Also, what other workouts could I do for like lifting weights and etc.

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  8. Is it true that male runners with beards are A. very sexy, and B, naturally faster than non-bearded male runners? I know a guy who would like to know.
    --A real lady

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  9. Hi, good. I am a runner. Recently surfing from internet I came through “natrun.com.au” from I got some information regarding training, coaching, nutrition, injuries, strength training. Anyway thanks for your consideration.

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