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Racing Too Often?

Take a look a your most recent year of training and racing? How often did you race and what was the goal of each race. Did you get faster with each race? Were you trying to PR each race? If you can resist the temptation to race year round, you are likely to have that […]

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Endurance Athletes: Do You Know Your Sweat Rate?

Lack of water = dehydration Most triathletes and marathoners don’t typically go into severe dehydration, buteven moderate dehydration can wreak havoc on your pacing. Prevent dehydration by knowing your sweat rate. Knowing your sweat rate will help you determine how much you should drink. Here is a quick and easy calculator you can use: http://www.trihardermultisports.com/THM_SwRate.aspx […]

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Listen to Your Body

Your body needs rest to become stronger. As endurance athletes we are always pushing our bodies to their limits. If we push ourselves and never allow for recovery, then the body is unable to adapt to the new workload and the hard work we put in becomes lost. I cannot stress the extreme importance of […]

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Endurance Athletes: Do You Have a Race Day Nutrition Plan?

During long distance endurance events such as an Ironman, Half Ironman, ultra marathon, or marathon our bodies will burn far more calories than we are capable of consuming. Take in too few calories and you’re going to hit the wall and bonk. Take in too many calories and you could be sidelined with gastrointestinal distress(stomach […]

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Crossfit Workout: Will This Help My Running?

The Crossfit workout is a great way to get into shape and develop your strength. The Crossfit workout will target numerous aspects of your fitness and if you stick with it, you will have a broad fitness base. This workout is not for the faint of heart and it definitely will challenge you and elevate […]

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The Marathon Does Not Complete You

It’s not uncommon to hear runners ask,  “What is your marathon time?”……”Oh, you haven’t done a marathon yet? You can work up to it eventually,” might be the typical reply. For some strange reason the marathon is viewed as the standard for running achievement.   While the marathon is a great challenge, why do some feel […]

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How to Get Faster Every Season

If you’re like most triathletes and runners you probably have your races scheduled out months and even a year in advance. Ideally, you have a few races that are your main focus – let’s call these “priority races”. In an effort to build up to these priority races you most likely have a few “training […]

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Does Long Distance Running Destroy Your Body?

Very infoirmative research article on the effects of distance running on the joints. “long-distance running does not increase the risk of osteoarthritis of the knees and hips for healthy people who have no other counterindicationsfor this kind of physical activity. Long-distance running might even have a protective effect against joint degeneration.” http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/106/6/342

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Don’t Make These Beginning Runner Mistakes

1) Running too many miles too quickly.  Gradually increase your mileage each week. As a general rule, don’t increase mileage more than 10% per week. 2) Running  every run hard.  Slow your pace down so that you are able to complete the entire distance.  Running too fast places added stress on tendons, ligaments and muscles.  Remember, your goal is to train […]

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