Category: Training Tips

The Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts

The Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014 |

How to Explain a Slow Day of Exercising? It’s in How You Eat, Drink, Sleep and Think By RACHEL BACHMAN / The Wall Street Journal One of the mysteries of being physically active is when the same workout feels great one week and lousy the next. Why does a routine 4-mile run or hourlong yoga […]

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Stepping Up The Pace: 19 Ways To Shave Down Your Race Time

Stepping Up The Pace: 19 Ways To Shave Down Your Race Time

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014 |

No matter the distance—5K, 10K, half-marathon, or a full 26.2 miles—whittling down your time and getting faster is often a runner’s goal. Shaving minutes or even seconds off a race time may feel close to impossible. However, there are science-backed methods (combined with a little hard work and determination) to morph into a speedier version […]

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Want to run in college? This is What it Takes: Kelly Bean of Cal Poly

Want to run in college? This is What it Takes: Kelly Bean of Cal Poly

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Molly Huddle was a fine high school cross country and track runner, who developed in college at Notre Dame, and moved into the pro ranks at Saucony. How do high school runners learn what it takes to go to running in college? This is a series by Cait Chock, who speaks with a variety of […]

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Six Tips on How to be a Better Miler, by Leo Manzano

Six Tips on How to be a Better Miler, by Leo Manzano

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

Editor’s note: Leo Manzano, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist is a fearsome kicker. Put Leo within the fight at the end of a mile or 1,500 meters, and you have a battle royale. We asked Leo to give RunBlogRun some tips for our high school readers on how to be better milers.  On April 19, […]

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Five Steps To Regroup After A Disappointing Race

Five Steps To Regroup After A Disappointing Race

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

If there is one certainty in racing, it is this: at some point you will have a disappointing race. Races can come in all manner of disappointment: time standards missed, crappy weather that causes a poor performance, equipment failure, falling. The list of race day mishaps is endless. No matter what caused your race to […]

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How To Run Downhill

How To Run Downhill

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |

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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Functionality vs. Fitness

Functionality vs. Fitness

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

I hear this complaint from my athletes all the time, “I am just not that fit right now.” I, myself, have uttered those very words over and over again, especially since dealing with this rib injury over the last few years. I have come to realize that there is a difference between fitness and functionality […]

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Do You Have Exercise Induced Asthma?

Do You Have Exercise Induced Asthma?

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

Do you experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and excessive chest congestion and tightness during or after exercise? If so, you may have exercise induced asthma (EIA). I have had a formal diagnosis of EIA since 1993. As a swimmer, the asthma episodes were sporadic and explained away as working really hard. Once I started […]

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

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

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014 |

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?

What is Fartlek?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2013 |

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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Running a 10K, Tips from Boulder Coach Darren De Reuck

Running a 10K, Tips from Boulder Coach Darren De Reuck

[ 0 ] January 9, 2013 |

Post originally appeared on the Running Network site, written by Darren De Reuck. I believe I said once you got that first 5km under the belt…you’d be itching to run a 10km. There is something magical about the 10km distance. On one hand, running 6.2 miles demands your respect and attention, but on the other, […]

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Running a 5K, Tips from Boulder Coach Darren De Reuck

Running a 5K, Tips from Boulder Coach Darren De Reuck

[ 0 ] January 8, 2013 |

Post originally appeared on the Running Network site, written by Darren De Reuck. Easier said than done…for a seasoned runner, doing a 5km is like waking in the morning and pouring that first cup of coffee, but to someone coming off the couch or attempting to run for the first time…it may seem like climbing […]

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How to Start Running, Tips from Boulder Coach Darren De Reuck

How to Start Running, Tips from Boulder Coach Darren De Reuck

[ 0 ] January 7, 2013 |

Post originally appeared on the Running Network site, written by Darren De Reuck. One of the easiest activities to partake in is Running…why you ask? Other than some comfortable fitting clothes…all you need is a pair of decent running shoes and off you go – no fancy bells or whistles. Although running may not be […]

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Six Weeks, Six Tips to a Beach-Ready Bod

Six Weeks, Six Tips to a Beach-Ready Bod

June 2, 2012 |

The temperature is rising and summer is fast approaching. Whether we plan on hitting the beach or lounging around by the pool, showing off a hot summer body is on most of our wish-lists. Fitness expert and owner of Burn, Lisa Corsello, is here to provide six simple tips to turn that wish-list into a checklist. Burn, […]

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

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

April 1, 2012 |

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

Leading Nutritionist Updates Book: Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

March 4, 2012 |

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

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

[ 0 ] April 7, 2011 |

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

The Upside To Treadmill Running

January 15, 2011 |

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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New BoldRunning Training Program Plans To Keep Runners Motivated All Winter Long

New BoldRunning Training Program Plans To Keep Runners Motivated All Winter Long

January 15, 2011 |

BoldRunning , the official training program of the BolderBOULDER 10K, will be offering a new training program that will operate all winter long in an effort to keep runners motivated over the cold and dark nights. The 12 week program will start on November 8th and finish at the end of January, covering the three […]

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10 Weeks to a Better 10K: How to Increase Your Speed and Endurance

10 Weeks to a Better 10K: How to Increase Your Speed and Endurance

December 31, 2010 |

The 5K foot race has become ubiquitous on any given weekend. Check your local race calendar and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to lace up your shoes, don some lycra, and feel smug about doing something good for your health in less than an hour. Ready to race a bit further? Off to a half […]

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Pilates and Targeting the Back

Pilates and Targeting the Back

February 15, 2010 |

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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Cold Weather Running Tips from the RRCA

Cold Weather Running Tips from the RRCA

January 19, 2009 |

The onset of winter needn’t bring a seasonal halt to a runner’s enthusiasm or routines. Outdoor exercise in the winter can be a pleasurable experience. The major risk posed by running in subfreezing air is frostbite and minor irritations to the respiratory tract. With some minor precautions these risks can be eliminated. 1. Wear clothing […]

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