Lately I have been trying to change my mindset about things in running that I want vs items that I need.
The main focus of this internal discussion has been thinking about a GPS.
Currently, and for the past few years I’ve either been using my iPhone in an armband or a Suunto Footpod. Well the footpod is useless here in the mountains an [...]
And athlete of mine just wrote an article at her blog about working with me as a coach. It was really neat to hear what she had to say
Please check it out!
There is no better way to establish an actual running routine than to have someone putting in the time and effort to design your personal running schedule. I was a big fan of “tr [...]
This may be the most scenic road race in South Dakota, start to finish there is a great view!
The Workout: 20km @ 90% goal half marathon pace (gp= 6:06 / 3:47)
The Result: 21.1km @ 6:27 / 4:00 pace (downhill), 6:38 grade adjusted pace
Desi, a couple friends, and myself went camping near Spearfish on Saturday. I took advantage of us being near [...]
My friend Rick at EngagingMuscles.com made a comment at a blog recently, and I wanted to post it here for you to read and consider.
The original post:
With less than two months to go until the half marathon (eek!) I thought it was about time I invested in some proper running trainers. My Nike IDs have been amazing – they started my running [...]
The Hill Circuit is a great workout for working on your running specific strength.
When you first do this routine, start with an easy few miles as a warm up and only do 1 rep of the above circuit, followed by a cooldown.
Every 2-3 weeks repeat the workout but add another set.This will make you stronger!
You can see below I did the four reps [...]
0 vs 1200 miles
Wear pattern on shoes has long been held as a way to determine stride characteristics.
However the truth is that shoe wear pattern does little (or nothing) to actually tell you what your feet are actually doing, as they have a great deal of movement inside the shoe independent of the footwear.
Wear pattern also completely igno [...]
This is a quote that was posted on Facebook, and I wanted to share it here.
There is a lot of talk in the running world about the importance of strength training for increasing performance and injury prevention. I agree with the current research that explosive and heavy resistance training increases stiffness within the muscle-tendon system [...]
An athlete that I coach inquired about running twice in one day, how it should/can be done, and why.
This is something I do most days of the week and there are three main reasons to do so. I’ll also go into the two primary benefits to doubling at the end of the article.
1) Time Crunched
This is a very common one for a number of my athl [...]
I think I need to race more.
Not to race to win, but to learn how to suffer.
I do suffer, but I suffer from going out too slow in races.
What I need to learn is how to be comfortable suffering from the second a race starts until the second a race ends. And racing is the best way to improve on this ability.
I just need to…stand at the s [...]
Today I saw two mentions/links to foam rolling come up in my news feed, so I thought I would share my experiences on it.
I used to be the chronic foam roller.
Each day I would roll and do strength work for an entire episode of Battlestar Galactica. This probably only amounted to about 20-30 minutes of actual work. However one day I read an a [...]