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  • Ironman Madison 70.3 Race Recap

    Ironman Madison 70.3 Race Recap

    Race recap on the 2021 Ironman Madison 70.3 race. Great course and expertly organized.

  • Marathon Hydration

    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.…

  • Mastering the Art of Running in Extreme Temperatures

    Running in extreme temperatures, whether the scorching heat or the biting cold, can be a daunting challenge for many runners. As someone who has experienced both ends of the spectrum, from the subzero temperatures of Minnesota and Montana to the sweltering heat of Las Vegas, I’ve learned that mastering the art of running in these…

  • The Power of Consistency: My 2-Year Running Streak Journey

    Maintaining a consistent running routine can be challenging, especially when faced with setbacks like injuries. As someone who has always struggled with injury, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to keep a running streak alive. However, after my streak of 683 days ended, I set a new goal: to surpass the 2-year mark.…

  • 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 enthusiasts identify their fitness goals and build a workout plan around them. You can check out the article on his site here. Hey, everyone—Coop…

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