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Have You Ever Made this Running Mistake?

A few years back I decided that I would push beyond my limits and try  to run a faster pace in attempt for a new half marathon personal best.  Not just a little faster, but much faster.  I was going for hero status.  Things were going so well and I was on track for a […]

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Meet Osmo – My Hydration and Nutrition Strategy

My nutrition and hydration strategy has significantly evolved since I first started racing Ironman distance over 8 years ago. All of this changed when I discovered Osmo Hydration  back in July of 2012.  Dr. Stacy Sims, the founder and brains behind Osmo, introduced a concept of “food in the pocket and hydration in the bottle”. […]

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Hydration and Nutrition Resources for Ironman Athletes

I am frequently asked about what I recommend for hydration and nutrition.  Nutrition is such an individual consideration, but there are some universal principles that are helpful.  I use many of the recommendations set forth in the articles/links below.    Take some time to review these and then experiment for yourself. Gels – Why to avoid them […]

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Overstriding in the Marathon

I just read an interesting study  comparing the footstrike of marathon runners at different stages of the race.  Of 286 random runners studied, less than 88 percent were rear footstriking within the first 7 miles.  By the 20 mile mark this number increased to over 90 percent.  Factors influencing this breakdown can be attributed to muscular […]

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Bike/Run Sessions

Our bike/run sessions will catapult your triathlon race specific fitness.  Specifically, these sessions will: improve running efficiency off of the bike improve running speed off of the bike improve stamina off of the bike develop a keen sense of pacing awareness develop the mental skills necessary for a strong run split These coached workouts are a combination […]

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Are You Making Any of These Running Mistakes?

When new athletes approach me to help structure their training one of the first things I do is gather a thorough background on the athlete. The background gives me information about past performances and training. Here are the three most common training mistakes I see. 1) Too many race specific workouts – This will bury […]

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Do I Need To Prepare for the Downhill?

One of the most overlooked challenges of a hilly course  is the demand the downhill portion places on your muscles.  Of course, you have to prepare for the uphill and most people seem to do this well.  However, you also have to prepare to run downhill.  The uphill, although difficult, is not what sets you […]

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Running Form Analysis: What Does it Matter?

As a runner or triathlete, you spend hours logging in miles and training to be your absolute best. No matter what your current training level may be, if you do it with poor or inefficient form it will reinforce bad habits and this can limit your potential. Do you know if you’re working as efficiently […]

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Marathon Pacing

Did you know that 80% of those running the marathon will post a slower second half than the first half?  This clearly indicates that the runner either started too fast or they did not have the conditioning to support the distance. When questioned about why runners don’t slow down a little more at the beginning, […]

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Barefoot Running: Should You Do It?

Over the last few years the barefoot running trend has grown in popularitity. Part of this growth is largely due to the release of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall. So, does this new trend have any validity? Will runnning without shoes make you a better or more efficient runner? Are the new Vibram shoes […]

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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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