Run Training

Run workouts in 20-minutes or less

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some of the best workouts are the short and sweet ones.   When I'm pressed for time I often talk myself out of a workout. If I don't have time to do 5-miles then why bother?  But, the truth is that some of the most effective workouts are short and intense ones. Some of my favorite 20-minute run workouts include: 1) The "one... »

Side Planks : an excellent hip strengthener exercise

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Are you suffering from hip or knee pain?  Especially when you run?  Its quite possible you need to strengthen your hips and the side plank is a great exercise for that. Knee pain is very common for runners. Most trainers and physical therapists agree that weakness in the muscles that support the hips may cause some of the overuse injuries in... »

A sample training week from my half marathon training plan

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Hey!  Happy Tuesday!  I get tons of emails from you asking me about my training programs, so I thought I'd post a sample from week #3 and week #4 of my beginner half marathon training program. In all of my programs (whether a 10k or a marathon) I never prescribe more than 4 days of running.  I value quality over quantity!  In... »

A chance to WIN free entry to the Colorado Dirty Dash

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First of all, click the link and check out this video: Colorado Dirty Dash Looks like some dirty fun and I am giving away TWO entries to this race which is on August 11th in Colorado Springs. Here is some info on the race from the race organizers : "Our race is not about time, or being the most in shape. It's just... »

Add “power hour” workouts to your weekly runs

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I've talked about this before, but if you are interested improving your running performance its so important to add intervals to your program.  In my training programs, I call these workouts "power hour" Many runners make a common mistake with regard to running pace. How many of you do all your runs at the same pace? Or perhaps you do the... »

3 workouts that will help you become a faster runner

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  Run Hills     Hill running is a great way to build strength in your “running” muscles. A hill offers a form of resistance training that builds up the muscles in your quads, calves, hamstrings, glutes, and hip flexors. Add hills of varying distances (short and long) at least once a week or once every two weeks and you will notice improved... »

Contest : WIN New Balance gear!

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Check it out!  New Balance is holding a contest and you can win some awesome gear (just in time for spring training) All you have to do for the contest is comment about your favorite spring training tips in the comments section of the blog - http://runningshoes.com/news/contest-win-new-balance-gear-for-spring-training/ A winner will be picked every Wednesday in April. The winner will receive a pretty... »

Not getting results you desire? Perhaps you need more REST

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REST : Easier said then done for most of us. “Rest is just as important as your training” how many times have I repeated this to my clients and myself is too many to count.  If you have noticed a decline in your running or training performances, it might be you need rest and more of it. Rest is a... »

Benefits of running

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Half Marathon Speed Training

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I figure if you are going to train for a half marathon (or any running race) you may as well throw in some speed work and make yourself a stronger runner.  Besides, I'm the believer in "less is more" so I'd rather do fewer quality workouts then running slow miles everyday and getting bored. All of my running programs include... »


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