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How To Run Downhill

Anyone who has run a race with a lot of downhill (hello, Boston marathon) knows that running downhill can actually be more taxing than the grind up the hill. The inner quad (i.e. the vastus medialis, the muscle that is HUGE in cyclists) takes the brunt of downhill running, but the hips, ankles and low […]

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Master of the Treadmill Workout: HTS Elite Coach Brad Hudson shares his keys to making your indoor workouts count

When the weather gets bad, some runners consider treadmills. Caitlin Chock pitched us on this piece regarding Brad Hudson, one of my favorite coaches, and his suggestions on training on the treadmill.  We’re counting down the days until the USA Cross Country Champions; meanwhile, host city Boulder, CO is experiencing some rather harsh winter weather. […]

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What is Fartlek?

Post originally appeared on RunBlogRun. Fartlek is a great way of training for many around the world. The term is from Swedish, and it means “speed play”. I first started using it in high school, and it remained one of my favorite training methods. Consider adding it to your training arsenal.  Fartlek is a training […]

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CU-Boulder Study: Barefoot Running Less Efficient than Wearing Light-Weight Shoes

Among the advantages of barefoot running extolled by many of its devotees is that running unshod is more efficient than running with clunky shoes. But a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado’s Locomotion Lab — which has studied the metabolic costs of running and walking for decades — has found that running […]

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Leading Nutritionist Updates Book: Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Internationally recognized sports nutritionist Monique Ryan has updated her best-selling book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with 5 years of new research that will help runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers perform at their best. Weighing in at 432 pages, this newly updated third edition is the most  comprehensive resource on nutrition from the best qualified nutritionist in endurance sports. The book […]

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Be A Better Runner: Book Reveals New Scientific Findings to Improve Running Skills

The popularity of running has exploded in recent years with over 37 million people counting themselves as avid participants in mankind’s oldest athletic activity. RunningUSA.org estimated the number of total runners in the U.S. has been increasing at a rate of nearly 10% each year, while the number of organized races in the U.S. nearly […]

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The Upside To Treadmill Running

Some athletes do not particularly enjoy training on the treadmill as it mitigates the stimulus, the fresh air and even the social aspects of running outdoors. However, it is a valuable tool that can be used in a variety ways to improve your running. The first thing to note is that not all treadmills are […]

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Pilates and Targeting the Back

Pilates routines are an effective way to obtain strength, balance and flexibility throughout the body. Pilates effectively targets the body’s core muscle group consisting of the abdominals, low back and glutes. During a pilates session there are various exercises you can do to target your back and help it function properly. Many people suffer various […]

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