Interval Hill Climbs

Today in running class we ran hill repeats.   It was a different kind of workout that I’m used to where we had to calculate our splits.  We ran on one hill, and going up the hill had 3 pylons.  Each pylon was 100 meters apart from each other indicating 100 meter, 200 meters and 300 meters. We...

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Merry Christmas Happy Holidays.  May your knees and back not hurt, times get faster, legs get stronger and achieve all your marathon, race and triathlon goals.  Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

Steps to Marathon Recovery

Steps to Marathon Recovery
Congratulations on completing your marathon. Whether it be your first or fifteenth, it’s always a great feeling to run or … crawl across that finish line.  You did what a lot of people cannot do, run 26.2 miles!! Now you must be having problems going up and down stairs, walking fast, whole...

How To Safely Run Trails

How To Safely Run Trails
If you are looking to switch up your training on the roads and sidewalks, trail running is a great alternative.  It’s a lot easier on the feet and body.  Here are all the tips for running the trails safely. Trail Running is Great for Speed and Hill Training. If you are a beginner runner, choose...

Run Faster with Cadence Training

Run Faster with Cadence Training
Did you see Usain Bolt shatter his own world record last week in the 200m at the 2009 World Track and field championships in Berlin? It was amazing.  He ran a 19.19 seconds shattering his Olympic record of 19.30 seconds.  Then there’s Priscilla Lopes-Schliep winning the silver medals in women’s...

Running Faster

Running Faster
Every runner wants to run faster.  So it’s important not only to work on endurance but to strengthen your legs to improve your running speed.  A good technique to incorporate into your Tempo Speed training is use a technique called “Speed Play”. Speed Play is great training for racers...

Best Post Recovery Drinks

Best Post Recovery Drinks
In the past, after 3 hour long runs, my legs were super tired, well my whole body was really tired. I usually took a 2 hour nap after wards just to be able to function properly in the afternoons. The next day my legs felt like lead and I definitely wasn’t performing at my max when playing softball...

Spice Up Your Cross Training

Spice Up Your Cross Training
Running can become tedious after a while.  It takes a toll on your mind and body so you gotta trick your brain and make it think that running is FUN.  It’s good that you cross train with weight training at the gym, climb stairs or aerobics at the gym, but it can get boring just staring at the...

What is Lactate Threshold

What is Lactate Threshold
What is a “lactate threshold”? Lactate Threshold is basically the point when your legs start to feel like lead or you feel like you’ve hit the wall and can’t run any further. When you run, your muscles produce Lactic Acid and your body burns this off so you don’t feel anything....

Running Heart Rate Zones

Running Heart Rate Zones
Most runners and athletes use heart rate zones to train their bodies. You’ve often seen the charts at the gym. It’s probably one of the best ways to set up your training runs to either burn fat, build endurance, speed and strength. You must first calculate your maximum heart rate and from...