Marathon Recovery Schedule

Marathon Recovery Schedule
Here is a rough plan I give to my athletes after an event that includes at least 2-3+ hours at race effort. Feel free to modify it to your own needs and how your own body feels. Please please please do not run with tight muscles. Doing this influences your entire run gait and risks injury. Generally it is recommended that an athlete may requ [...]

2 Weeks Out from Deadwood

2 Weeks Out from Deadwood
  Week of May 24, 2015 Purpose: Quality Goal: 9 Hours (reached) Distance: 63 miles Hopefully the Mickelson Trail doesn’t look like this on race day! (from a few weeks ago) Key Workouts: Sunday Mile Repeats wu, 4x1mi@6:10, cd I did this on a treadmill, but averaged about 6:10 per mile. No idea if the machine was accurate, but it [...]

The Upcoming Weeks

The Upcoming Weeks
This last week was an absorption week, primarily to absorb the training from the previous two of higher volume and quality. Nothing longer than about 70 minutes and almost every step flat and easy, it was a nice week! Instead of doing the three week rotation of quality, volume, and then recovery, for the next few weeks I’m going to [...]

Caveman Week of May 11, 2015

Caveman Week of May 11, 2015
We got 13.5 inches of snow the day before. Goal: 14 Hours Time: 14:17 Distance: 148 km / 92 miles This week was all about the distances and running until I dropped. The total distance wasn’t very high for the total time, because I ran up Skyline 5-6 times as well as doing a few other hilly routes. I’d probably have been over 100 i [...]

Update

Update
It’s been too long since I’ve updated my website. Many things have been going on, good things! The primary reason for the lack of activity here is that SKORA launched our newest shoe, the TEMPO and that combined with me going to HQ in Seattle for a week and a half took up a lot of my time. I’ll try to have more updates soon [...]

Training Log: Week of April 6, 2015

Training Log: Week of April 6, 2015
Low volume this week. Big toe bothering me yesterday & much much better today. NEVER be afraid to ease off the gas and take 1-2 days of light volume. You will always be better off with being overly cautious. Taking 2 days light is superior to risking it, continuing on with training, and getting a full blown injury. My toe is 99% healed n [...]

Engaging Muscles – Let’s ...

Engaging Muscles – Let’s Talk About Shoes
The below is a quote from my friend Rick at Engaging Muscles. He is a wealth of knowledge about how the feet work. Please re-read what he said and be mindful how his words. It’s important stuff. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; [...]

Happy Diary #6

Happy Diary #6
A happy diary is a daily log of something that gave me pleasure that day. Doing this has been shown to increase mindfulness of what you are grateful for and to simply increase your daily happiness. Doing this daily for a month can literally change it’s structure. Journaling about the below moment of happiness earlier in the day lets me reliv [...]

Big Fitness GAINZ!

Big Fitness GAINZ!
Every month it seems there is a new big supplement making the rounds on the internet and social media. The latest is L-Carnitine, in this article. L-Carnitine is a natural substance found in food; however, it is not considered an essential nutrient because the body can make it from the amino acids lysine and methionine. L-carnitine is an ami [...]

Athlete Interview: Tad Kardis

Athlete Interview: Tad Kardis
At SKORA, I’m doing an interview series on our three ambassadors who are running the Boston Marathon this year. They also all three happen to be coached by me 😉 Tad was the latest to be featured. He offers some great advice for those running Boston!

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