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About coachbillleach

Coach Bill Leach has been coaching runners of all ages and levels of performance for 43 years. 36 of his athletes have achieved All-American Track and Field and Cross Country honors and several runners he has coached have qualified for Olympic teams. Coach Leach is currently serving Chicago runners in their preparation for racing distances from 5 K to Full and even Ultra Marathons. He leads Gait Analysis, Peak Performance Training and Speed Training for the Chicago Area Runner's Association – CARA. Runners from Chicago and the world utilize The Training Organizer, an electronic training system for runners recently developed by Coach Leach. Coach Leach meets and trains with runners several times each week at tracks and along running paths in Chicago.

Kenosha here we GO!!

Hey Runners! We are approaching another GREAT weekend of racing for many Chicago runners! This includes a large group of participants from CARA’s 2011 Winter Marathon and Half Marathon Training Programs, who are racing in the 2011 Kenosha Full and … Continue reading

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April 30 and May 1 Racing

Hey Runners! I am very excited to report the following results from a very active weekend of racing – • April 30 – The Illinois Marathon in Champaign, Illinois o Michael Kloppenbach – 3:48:53 – PR! • May 1 – … Continue reading

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Eugene Oregon and Pre

Hey Runners! I am thrilled that runners that I have been coaching will be competing this weekend in two prominent 5 K’s in Chicago and Full Marathons in Champaign, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lincoln, Nebraska, Big Sur, California and a Full … Continue reading

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Race successfuly with negative splits

Hey Runners! Break your race into 3 roughly equal parts. Run the first 1/3 of your race at approximately 10 seconds per mile slower than your goal pace – your heart rate should be at or near 70-75% of your … Continue reading

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