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Ironman Madison 70.3 Race Recap
Race recap on the 2021 Ironman Madison 70.3 race. Great course and expertly organized.
I have run 20 marathons and have learned what hydration plans work and don’t work for me during a race. I have run multiple races in India, where I was already sweating in the start corral and races in the desert with 20% humidity. I live in Minnesota, where it can be -20f and 100f.…
5 Easy Calf and Glute Exercises for Runners
Strength exercises are important for runners because they help to strengthen the muscles needed to run, which can help to improve running performance, reduce the risk of injury, and increase the body’s overall stability. Strengthening the muscles used in running can also improve the runner’s biomechanics, resulting in a more balanced, efficient running form.
Why is it Good to Negative Split Your Marathon?
One pacing strategy gaining popularity among experienced runners is negatively splitting the race. Instead of starting the marathon strong and fading towards the end, negative splitting means running the second half of the race faster than the first.
The Joys of Running in Cold Weather
The cold weather brings with it a feeling of invigoration and excitement. For many, running in the cold can provide a sense of relief from the summer heat and humidity. But running in the cold isn’t just about feeling better – it brings a range of benefits, from improved performance to better physical and mental…
The Anatomy of a Running Injury
I demonstrate that using something like Training Peaks may or may not tell you when you are near an injury, and it is still better to listen to your body and STOP before it gets even worse. I will walk you through the work up to my injury, some screenshots from my Training Peaks, and…
Honolulu Marathon Race Report
This is my second time running the Honolulu Marathon. The first time I finished in 4:59 and by A Goal on this round was sub 4:20.
Coach / Pacer Bio
Background I am a lifelong runner and have found a love for both running and coaching. During 5ks, I always like to talk about when someone is going to sign up for the marathon. During the marathon, I always find out when they are going to sign up for a 50k. (I think you see…
How to do your own home workouts
Coop Mitchell is the founder and owner of Garage Gym Reviews, where he identifies the best fitness equipment and helps people build gyms in their own homes. In this guide, he helps fitness enthusiastsÂ identify their fitness goals and build a workout plan around them. You can check outÂ the article on his site here. Hey, everyoneâ€”Coop…
Important Coaching Names
Percy Cerutty (Middle Distance Running) Bill Bowerman (Jogging) Arthur Lydiard (Running to the top) Bob Martin Peter Coe (Runner Program) Jack Danials https://runsmartproject.com/dr-jack-daniels/ Jeff Galloway (Run/Walk!) Roy Benson (Heart Rate Training) Tim Noakes (Lore of running) Pete Pfitzinger (Advanced Marathoning) Scott Douglas (Running books) Gordon Bakoulis (Coaching Team – New York Road Runners) Greg McMillian…
Your Last Long Run
My last long run of the season or my last long run of the year? When is it time to take a break and not do anymore long runs? Seven weeks ago, I developed a calf injury. I figured I could ease back and heal it while I ran. I got it from adding volume…
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