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December 11, 2017
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How Important is VO2 Max? What Does Yours Acually Mean?

It’s hard to get too far into reading about training without encountering the phrase “vo2 max” or hearing about “VO2 max testing.” But what is VO2 max and how does it relate to runners? When VO2 max tests were largely the... 

November 22, 2017
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The Workout and Recovery Process

In this video, I give you a little throwback to a training video I put together about 7 years ago. The video file may not be HD, but the principles still apply and the message is the most important foundational piece to any training plan. Definitely watch... 

October 30, 2017
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Running On The Track. Everything You Need To Know

Unless you’ve spent a bit of time on the track you can finding it to be a very intimidating place. And confusing. Very confusing. I mean do you honestly understand all those marks everywhere? Seemingly placed in random fashion. As if they are a... 

October 16, 2017
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Can You Really Benefit From Post Workout Massage?

There are few things more coveted by runners than the post workout massage. But, is getting one the best thing to do for your body? Runners are always looking for ways to decrease injury and increase longevity and, according to science, getting a post... 

October 10, 2017
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Planning a 1 or 2 Year Training Cycle

While each runner is unique, in this video we’re going to explain why you need to vary your training for different race distances over the span of one or two years and then outline a few long-term approaches you can take to train optimally year-round... 

September 25, 2017
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How to Taper Correctly to be Ready for Your Marathon

You’ve pushed through tired legs on your long runs; hit the track for speed workouts until your shoes were soaked with sweat; and recorded enough miles to put your car to shame. With three weeks to go until the big race, all the hard work is done, right? Well,... 

August 7, 2017
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How To Run Faster With Purpose, Perspective and Perception

When it comes to training there is no shortcut to success. You have to do the work. And you need to follow a plan that is structured and focused. One that is tailored to your ability and the reality of the time you can contribute. But there are three... 

July 17, 2017
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Improve Running Performance By Listening To Your Body, Not Your Watch

Want to improve running performance? Unfortunately, today’s running technology is both a blessing and a curse.  And especially since the evolution of the running watch. A GPS can give you cadence, speed, distance, pace, intervals, heart rate... 

July 3, 2017
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Understanding VO2 Max, The What How And Why

What Is VO2 Max? Can It Help My Running? When you see the term VO2 max, it generally describes the incredible feat of an elite endurance athlete. Some of you may recall people marvelling over the incredible aerobic capacity of Spanish cycling legend... 

March 20, 2017
Stay dedicated to running without having a goal race on the schedule with these tips for runners on appreciating the simplicity of running.

Why Sometimes Running Without Racing is the Best Thing You Can Do

This guest post was written by Allie Burdick Some runners choose to never pin on a bib while others engage in a never ending cycle of races year after year. Both types of runners can be highly motivated but, if there is essentially no goal race, how do... 

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