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...

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...

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....

Speed training tips: Sprint Runs

Speed training tips: Sprint Runs
Before attempting speed training especially with sprint training, you should be able to run at least 3 miles with no problems.  I find that sprint training involves intense cardio strength.  After doing sprint training it feels like your heart is going to fly out of your body.  So I think it’s...

Speed training tips: Tempo Runs

Speed training tips: Tempo Runs
Once again before attempting speed training, you should be able to run at least 3 miles with no problems.  Fast tempo runs are probably the most dreaded speed training drills for runners and highly effective in improving overall speed for your runs.  It trains your body to run faster over a period...

Speed training tips: Hill repeats

Speed training tips: Hill repeats
These tips are most effective for runners who can run at least 3 miles or more easily.  If you are just a beginner, it’s best to build up your running foundation first and then proceed to learn how to run faster.   Running hills will improve you speed by building muscle strength in your legs...

Tips to run faster

Tips to run faster
So you’ve had a couple of runs under your belt.  You can run 5km or 10 km easily you’re probably wondering, “how can I run faster?”   You either really want to beat your friends or just run faster for your own personal time.  It’s one of the caveats of running, you’re...