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 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…
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…
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…
Yesterday’s article was about having some discipline in running, but it applies to everything I am doing. The discipline of running means building good habits that are productive and healthy. This is my start for my next six weeks of getting into the habit of writing. Just like running, we also have to get into…
I’ve come to learn over the last 10 years that running isn’t about physical as much as itâ€™s about mental toughness. Run is 90% in your head, and the last 15% is mental. There are certain times in my runs where I fall down on my mental toughness. Long runs on a hot day at…
C is for Chafing
No matter what your shape, weight, or height, chafing and running go together. I was inspired to write this and all my other A-Z posts by Mark Remy who wrote the book “C is for Chafing“. I am a big fan of satire and I love all of Mark’s writing on his blog. Part of…
B is for Blister
It seems like every runner is proud of their ugly feet. I know my dad is particularly proud of the fact that he had his toenails removed because of running in the mountains. (A story for another day). One thing I hear from new runners is complaints about blisters. I always seem to get new…