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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... »

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... »

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... »

Running Tips and Quotes

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Happy Sunny Friday...(its very sunny in Seattle and hopefully it is sunny where you are too)! I was going through my files and found my folder of articles I have saved over the years and am sharing some of those here with you today. Please leave us a comment below and share any motivating tips or quotes of your own. 1)... »

Running Quotes

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[gallery] Please share any of your favorite running or motivating quotes by leaving a comment here.  Happy... »

Change it up

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Are you finding that you are losing motivation to run?  It happens.  And even though we know running is effective, it's still extremely easy to resist. Motivational dips cause declines in regularity, distance and pace, and finding the drive to strap on your sneakers is a constant psychological struggle. Keep your body and mind guessing. Clock a variety of routes so... »


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