Greg McMillan

Greg has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology where his research focused on the determining factors of distance running performance. A student of the sport since he began running in high school, he continues to apply advances in sports science to his training programs. As with his study of sports science, Greg continues to learn from the athletes and coaches of yesterday and today. He vigorously studies the great books on running and is eager to be around successful coaches and athletes to learn from their experiences. His mentors include the late, great Arthur Lydiard (who he toured with on Lydiard’s last US tour), Olympic Coach Dr. Joe Vigil, world-famous Italian coach Gabrielle Rosa (who he worked under for two years), the Lydiard Foundation’s Nobby Hashizume, Peak Running Performance founder Guy Avery and USA Track & Field physiologist Dr. David Martin.

Throughout his coaching career, Greg has been successful at helping a wide range of athletes. He has coached Olympians, Boston Marathon qualifiers as well as new runners through charity marathon groups. The bulk of his athletes are everyday runners balancing work, family and other commitments with their running.

To learn more about Greg McMillan, visit his website: https://run.mcmillanrunning.com/greg-mcmillan/

Greg has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology where his research focused on the determining factors of distance running performance. A student of the sport since he began running in high school, he continues to apply advances in sports science to his training programs. As with his study of sports science, Greg continues to learn from the athletes and coaches of yesterday and today. He vigorously studies the great books on running and is eager to be around successful coaches and athletes to learn from their experiences. His mentors include the late, great Arthur Lydiard (who he toured with on Lydiard’s last US tour), Olympic Coach Dr. Joe Vigil, world-famous Italian coach Gabrielle Rosa (who he worked under for two years), the Lydiard Foundation’s Nobby Hashizume, Peak Running Performance founder Guy Avery and USA Track & Field physiologist Dr. David Martin.

Throughout his coaching career, Greg has been successful at helping a wide range of athletes. He has coached Olympians, Boston Marathon qualifiers as well as new runners through charity marathon groups. The bulk of his athletes are everyday runners balancing work, family and other commitments with their running.

To learn more about Greg McMillan, visit his website: https://run.mcmillanrunning.com/greg-mcmillan/

Featured Article by Greg

Winter Injury-Proofing

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Training

As winter weather arrives for us in the Northern Hemisphere, I see lots of neighbors getting ready. Snowblowers are reawakened. Shovels are readied, and winter gear moves front and center in closets.

For the runner, training changes as well. As the days get shorter, some of us run in the growing darkness of the early morning and late afternoon. Some of us move our runs to midday, requiring a rearrangement of our normal workday routine. And all of us spend time evaluating the benefit of the run versus the risk of a fall on slick surfaces.

Featured Article by Greg

Winter Injury-Proofing

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Training

As winter weather arrives for us in the Northern Hemisphere, I see lots of neighbors getting ready. Snowblowers are reawakened. Shovels are readied, and winter gear moves front and center in closets.

For the runner, training changes as well. As the days get shorter, some of us run in the growing darkness of the early morning and late afternoon. Some of us move our runs to midday, requiring a rearrangement of our normal workday routine. And all of us spend time evaluating the benefit of the run versus the risk of a fall on slick surfaces.

Other Articles by Greg

Fixing the Fade: Feeling Strong in the Final Miles

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Race Day

Like most first-time marathoners, I sailed through 18 miles of my first marathon feeling like a million bucks. By 21 miles I wasn’t worth five cents. I faded badly over those final six miles.

5 Keys to Better Running Form

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Form

I’m going to start by stating categorically that there is no one best running form. Runners come in so many different shapes, sizes and proportions that it’s simply illogical that one running form, like one training plan, would work for all runners.

Coach Greg’s Pre-race Pep Talk

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Race Day

Before you read this section, I need you to be in a quiet space with no distractions. I need you to be in a calm mood with nothing pressing on your mind. Okay. Ready? Here is my super secret sauce…

3 Great Marathon Predictor Workouts

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Training
As the race approaches, marathoners want to know which pace is the right pace – the one that achieves the fastest time possible and avoids the all too common fade in the final few miles. This article discusses the three workouts …

The Best 10K Workout

Contributor: Greg McMillan Category: Training
After running countless 10Ks and coaching runners who have run countless more, I’ve found one workout to be the absolute best to prepare you for the distance. It’s not an easy workout and you probably can’t do it right away…

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