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One Hour Workout: Tempo Run With A Twist

Posted by: on May, 17 2017

Found on Triathlete.com by Mario Fraioli Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!). This week’s session comes from running coach Mario Fraioli. The tempo run, in its most basic state, is defined as a sustained, steady effort over a set distance or predetermined length of time. It’s […]

One Hour Workout: Run And Strength Boot Camp

Posted by: on May, 16 2017

Found on Triathlete.com Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s run and strength workout comes from USAT Level I coach Jessica Dollar of Nashville-based FTP Coaching (ftpcoaching.com). This quick boot-camp-style workout makes for an easy session when you’re strapped for time or on the […]

%$#@, Yeah! Swearing Makes You Stronger

Posted by: on May, 16 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke Isn’t science grand? Go ahead, drop that F-bomb—it might just get you over the crest. New research presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society reveals that swearing aloud increases strength. The study, conducted at Keele University in England, compared the anaerobic cycling power of […]

Harriette Thompson Returns To San Diego

Posted by: on May, 15 2017

World’s oldest female marathoner will celebrate 20 years of running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!   If a 94-year-old can run a half marathon, anyone can, right? If you need a little inspiration, look to Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, N.C. In 2015 she became the oldest woman in history to run a marathon finishing […]

6 Ways To Become A Faster Runner (Without Running)

Posted by: on May, 5 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Mark Eller Endurance athletes are a hardworking lot, so the promise of “free speed” often strikes us as empty, and maybe even a touch offensive. However, once you get us talking about improvements we have made in training, gear or diets, we are usually eager to share the discoveries that have helped […]

9 Tips and Tricks for your GPS and Heart Rate Monitor

Posted by: on April, 26 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sam Winembaum A few tips and tricks regarding your GPS watch and heart rate monitor that you may not have known: GPS run distance is now very accurate. We have noticed minimal distance differences between simultaneously running GPS watches or phones, at least on the open road. They are […]

Dark Chocolate is Good For Your Heart And Your Workout

Posted by: on April, 25 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Nova Sienkiewicz For shorter distances, like the 5K, dark chocolate may boost your performance, according to new research. For years, studies have hailed dark chocolate as a tasty way to promote cardiovascular heath. Now, according to new research from Kingston University in England, epicatechin, a nutrient found in cocoa […]

Marine Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan Finishes Boston Marathon

Posted by: on April, 18 2017

True inspiration! Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan finishes the Boston Marathon.

12 Fast Facts About The Boston Marathon

Posted by: on April, 10 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kristian Dietz The Beginning The first Boston Marathon was run on April 19, 1987. At that time, it was known as The American Marathon, with a course that measured 24.5 miles. John J. McDermott of New York finished first out of a 15-man field in 2:55:10. Boston’s now iconic […]

How To Make Mondays Suck Less

Posted by: on April, 10 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke Got a case of the Mondays? We feel you. Though the first day of the work week is universally hated, Mondays can be particularly tough on triathletes. “The working triathlete lives for the weekend. We train like crazy for two days in a row, then the weekend […]

Is Intermittent Fasting A Good Idea For Endurance Athletes?

Posted by: on March, 6 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Intermittent fasting is the practice of restricting calories on one or more days of the week or going without eating for slightly longer than normal periods of time within the day. It has gained some popularity among dieters and bodybuilders seeking to shed body fat, and a […]

32 Health Benefits Of Running, According To Science

Posted by: on March, 6 2017

Found on JenReviews.com Running might be one of the healthiest exercises out there. Science is beginning to prove that running should have a prominent spot in your exercise routine. Here are the top 32 health benefits of running, according to science. #1 Running Lessens Your Risk for Endometrial Cancer A recent study published in Cancer […]

Marathon Investigator Reveals How He Catches Cheaters

Posted by: on January, 25 2017

Found on NBCnews.com by Stephanie Gosk, Rich McHugh, Tracy Connor After a big marathon, Derek Murphy sits down with his laptop in his western Ohio living room and gets to work, pulling up the online results and looking for red flags. Like half a million other Americans, the 46-year-old business analyst used to run marathons […]

Runners Assist Injured Runner

Posted by: on January, 18 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Don Norcross No doubt a faint scar will form inches above John Wilkie’s left eyebrow. There will probably be discoloration on his left elbow and left knee as well—battle scars courtesy of the tumble the 73-year-old Wilkie took at Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon. Wilkie tripped over […]

Why Antibiotics And Running Don’t Always Mix

Posted by: on January, 9 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Amanda Loudin Cold and flu season is upon us and inevitably, some of us will end up on antibiotics at some point this winter. The faster we can get through whatever bug it is we picked up, the faster we can get back out to training, right? Yes, except […]

VIDEO: Break Free

Posted by: on January, 6 2017

German student director Eugen Merher created this moving spec commercial titled “Break Free,” that perfectly captures the spirit of running. In less than a couple minutes and no dialogue, the commercial tells a story about a former marathon runner whose body and soul are decaying in a retirement home, until he finds an old pair […]

Should You Try To Lose Weight While Training For A Race

Posted by: on December, 14 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Runners have long enjoyed the weight loss benefits of our great sport. It seems like every week there are new studies confirming that running is a good way to help lose weight: Aerobic exercise is more efficient at burning liver and visceral fat than resistance training (source […]

The Right Way To Clean Your Running Shoes

Posted by: on November, 30 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lisa Jhung Running shoes get dirty. But don’t let it bother you too much—look at the grime as a sign that you’re putting in good miles. But if your shoes get so dirty or smelly that you’re just dying to wash them, there are ways to clean them safely. […]

Celebrity Times At The NYC Marathon

Posted by: on November, 7 2016

Found on Competitor.com Here’s a rundown of celebrities and other notable personalities who ran the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. Nev Schulman, 3:21:58 Producer, actor, photographer; best known for his documentary and MTV program “Catfish” Raúl González Blanco, 3:26:05 Spanish soccer legend RELATED: Fast & Famous—33 Celebs Who Have Run a 3:30 Marathon Cynthia Erivo, 3:57:07 […]

New Study Warns You’re About To Gain Weight

Posted by: on October, 18 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mark Eller According to research that was recently cited by The New York Times, there’s a pretty good chance that your body weight is close to its yearly low point right now. However, the researchers warn that their subjects tended to pack on extra weight in upcoming months, especially […]

Why You’re Cramping On The Run

Posted by: on October, 17 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lauren Antonucci In a recent long-course race, I felt super tired and my muscles cramped up two-thirds of the way into the run, despite drinking tons of fluid. Where did I go wrong? A: I’m pretty sure you failed to take in enough sodium during your long-course race. Although […]

Beer & Running: Serving Up Running Shoes and Fresh Microbrews

Posted by: on October, 5 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Brian Metzler A glance at the first two U.S. running shops that sell running gear and serve beer, too. Paul Rakitin has been a committed runner and an aficionado of good beer as long as he can remember. He started running in grade school and has never stopped, running […]

VIDEO: Avoid Porta Potty On Race Day

Posted by: on September, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com Dr. Jordan Metzl explores a topic that we all think about (but rarely talk about) — the porta potty. Metzl gives nutritional tips on how to best minimize the likelihood of using the bathroom mid-race.

Eminem: Running Was My Recovery

Posted by: on September, 29 2016

Found in MensJournal and written by Mark Healy I’m not sure exactly when I finally got it. In the early days, I just went with the flow: If I could hit a gym, I’d hit up a gym. If someone suggested a workout that seemed legit, I might try it, but it wasn’t a priority. […]

VIDEO: 72 Year Old Finish At Western States 100

Posted by: on September, 21 2016

Found on Competitor.com This past June, 72-year-old Wally Hesseltine ran the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. He was set to be the race’s oldest finisher ever since its start in 1974. “Thirty Hours,” a 12-minute documentary directed by Alex Massey, showcases Hesseltine’s training leading up to the race, the race day itself and his unforgettable […]

How To Deal With Crowded Race Starts

Posted by: on September, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Q. Mario, In bigger races I always find myself bobbing and weaving through other runners in the first mile and lose a lot of time. What can I do to combat this? Thanks! Lydia S. A. Lydia, Trying to find your rhythm in the early miles of […]

Medal Mania: Are We Going Overboard With The Awards?

Posted by: on September, 7 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke Last weekend I did a 5K with my sister. It was nothing spectacular—3.1 miles in aesthetically pleasing scenery with about 800 new friends. No PRs were set. We gabbed most of the way (as sisters do), and I think we may have even stopped to take a […]

Online Safety And Workouts

Posted by: on August, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Online safety and workouts:  What should you really be worried about? A friend and I once used Strava, cross-referenced with public water records, to find a celebrity athlete’s house so we could take a picture in front of it. While our adventure was relatively benign, this is […]

Should I Drink Coffee Before My Race?

Posted by: on August, 17 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lauren Antonucci Q: I love my morning cup of coffee. Should I cut it out on race morning to stay hydrated and improve my performance? A: Every time I give a sports nutrition talk to a group or team, this question is asked. I too look forward to my […]

Calf Heart Attack

Posted by: on August, 12 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by John Parker Dealing with a weird but serious injury. It’s possible to diddle around with micro-tears for months. One miscalculation and you might be back to square one. About ten years ago, I started having a lower-leg problem that I assumed was a pulled calf muscle. The calf would […]

Three Ways To Cope With A Bad Race

Posted by: on August, 3 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Bob Cooper Upsetting performance?  How to get over it and move on to better times. If “Highway to Hell” is an apt description of your last race, when your pace slowed to a crawl and you weren’t sure you’d finish, you might want to consider the perspective of British […]

Advice On How To Wake Up At 4a.m. To Run

Posted by: on August, 2 2016

Found on MensHealth.com and written by Ali Eaves Squeezing in a workout before the rest of the world is even awake takes an extreme amount of willpower and dedication, and maybe a bit of insanity. But if you work at it, anyone can become an early riser, says Men’s Health sleep advisor W. Christopher Winter, […]

How To Prepare For Two Marathons In One Season

Posted by: on July, 21 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Throw out time goals and make the focus of your training, pacing, and recovery to finish both feeling strong. Chris asks: I made it into the New York City Marathon this year via the lottery. As luck would have it, I also got into the Chicago Marathon, […]

Increase Your Mileage, Not Your Weight

Posted by: on July, 19 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede Fuel your marathon training without sabotaging your waistline. Few runners begin week one of marathon training without the thought of “just what I need to jumpstart my weight loss!” After all, marathon training demands plenty of sweat sessions, which means lots of calorie-burning. The calorie math […]

Is Racing Fun?

Posted by: on July, 18 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jonathan Beverly It’s a Monday morning and I’m talking with colleagues about what we did over the weekend. After hearing about street fairs and botanical gardens, I mention I ran a 10K. “Was it fun?” one woman asks. The question, innocent enough, surprises me. I’m not sure how to […]

Are You Too Competitive?

Posted by: on June, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Araina Bond Whether you’re training or racing, you should try to be as competitive as possible, right? Not always, say the experts, and new research shows that finding the right competitive balance can be the key to performing at your peak. “Overly competitive people often lose sight of the […]

Benefits Of Altitude Training For Non-Pro Runners

Posted by: on June, 29 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson It’s worth it in the long run. Training at altitude–that is, between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level–is like legal doping, thanks to its ability to boost oxygen-carrying red blood cells. That’s why Nick Symmonds headed to the mountains of Mexico this past winter, Desi Davila […]

NBC TV Schedule of U.S Olympic Trials

Posted by: on June, 28 2016

Found on Competitor.com NBC will present 76 hours of coverage from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, including nearly 17 hours of track and field coverage beginning July 1st and running through July 10th. The coverage of the track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., will be spread across NBC’s properties, including NBC, cable channel NBCSN […]

3 Strategies To Offset Late-Race Fatigue

Posted by: on June, 28 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield When the going gets tough, try one of these tactics to finish strong. Whether you’re running a long-distance event or a 5K, late-race fatigue can affect your performance. The great news is there are three simple techniques you can use to power through to the finish line: […]

How To Train The 80/20 Way

Posted by: on June, 27 2016

Found in Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald The most fundamental variables of triathlon training are volume and intensity. In lay terms, volume is how much you swim, bike and run and intensity is how hard you do these things. No other factor affects the outcomes of training as strongly as these two. However, despite […]

Why Negative Splits Are Ideal On Race Day

Posted by: on June, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald In almost every racing scenario, negative splits are the ideal pacing strategy. But first, let’s define our terms: a negative split is when the second half of a race is faster than the first half. For example, if you race a 10K with 5K splits of 25:30 […]

4 Reminders For Every Stubborn Runner

Posted by: on June, 24 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Autumn Shultz Don’t be that runner—ok, we’ve all been that runner. The one that thinks she’s the exception to the rule. We get injured, we need to cross-train, we need to rest, blah, blah, blah. We never want to hear it, but after the umpteenth time a doctor, friend, […]

What Pace Should My Easy Runs Be?

Posted by: on June, 24 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Q. Mario, I’ve been told by my training partners that I run too fast on my easy days and it may be why my race times have stagnated (I’ve run between 3:31:43 and 3:32:30 for my last four marathons) in the last two years. I typically run […]

Runner’s Doublespeak

Posted by: on June, 23 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke What runners say and what runners mean are two different things. Runners are the biggest liars around. It’s not that we intend to lie, mind you – but what comes out of our mouths usually doesn’t reflect the truth. Sometimes it’s because of good intentions, sometimes delusion […]

How Beginner Runners Can Boost Endurance

Posted by: on June, 21 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald If a new runner wants to get faster, what’s the best way to improve on their race times? Surprisingly, beginners should not focus on difficult workouts or faster paces during easy runs. These training strategies have their place, but new runners are most limited by two factors: […]

Woman Attacked By Bear While Running Marathon

Posted by: on June, 21 2016

The person attacked by the bear tells her story: Hi guys, I was the person who got into the tussle with the bear. I will tell you the whole story but first I want to thank a lot of people. The running community is amazing! The first person to come across me after the attack […]

Forget The Fads: Not All Running Tips Are True

Posted by: on June, 16 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Bethany Rutledge The quick, trendy route to better performance seems more appealing than the long, traditional one, but you can’t shortcut your way to lasting results. Our thoughts on running fads to ignore, along with some timeless advice on maximizing your triathlon run performance: Finding The Perfect Shoe 2011’s […]

7 Ways To Fit Training Into Your Life

Posted by: on June, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald As endurance athletes know, training and life don’t always mix. Lack of time is the most commonly cited excuse for not exercising. But surveys suggest that those who exercise regularly are just as busy with their jobs, families and other responsibilities as those who don’t work out. […]

How To Bonk Proof Your Running

Posted by: on June, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Greg McMillan In my first two marathons, I totally bonked. I was on pace, then suddenly I slowed. Soon, I was reduced to a walk and I no longer cared about my time. I hit the wall and it wasn’t pretty. Heading into my third marathon, I set my […]

Why Your Upper Back Hurts When You Run

Posted by: on June, 14 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara At the end of a long hard run, you expect your legs and lungs to be burning, but your upper back? No way. Unfortunately, “it’s a very common thing,” said Nick Studholme, a sports chiropractor in Colorado. As the intensity and length of a run increases, many […]

Beat The First-Mile Fatigue

Posted by: on June, 9 2016

Found on Trailrunningmag.com and written by David Roche Feel fresher on the trails by dealing with soreness before, during and after runs. Here’s a secret no one tells you when you start running: it is almost always somewhat terrible for the first few minutes. There is a dull ache in the calf muscles, a distinct […]

When The Going Gets Tough, Marathoner Calls Mom

Posted by: on June, 8 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alison Wade Jessica Hoefert’s mother coaches her through the final miles of her first marathon from more than 300 miles away. When Jessica Hoefert, 24, reached the 19-mile mark of the St. Jude Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 30, she knew that the last seven […]

VIDEO: SoCal Triathlete That Survived Shark Attack

Posted by: on June, 8 2016

From ABC 7 News in Los Angeles.  

4 Steps To Your First Trail Running Race

Posted by: on June, 7 2016

Found on TrainingPeaks.com and written by John Hampshire Runners, and endurance athletes of all types, continue to be drawn to the unique challenge of trail and mountain races. From beautiful locations and stunning terrain to the friendly environment of competitive camaraderie, these events offer something for everyone. If you are looking for your next endurance […]

An Easier Way To Become A Better Fat Burner

Posted by: on June, 6 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald In the fall of 2015, ultrarunner and blogger Matthew Laye placed himself on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate (HFLC) diet. He got 70 percent of his daily calories from fat and limited his carbohydrate intake to 50 grams per day or less. Laye had read that, by doing this, […]

Your Handy Race Day Glossary

Posted by: on June, 2 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke This week, I found myself translating for a new runner. Her first race is this weekend, and she wasn’t sure what the race instructions meant by “seeding for the corral.” At first, I scoffed—isn’t it obvious? But then I looked at her face—her confused, slightly scared face—and […]

Beat The Heat: Warm Weather Racing Tips

Posted by: on June, 2 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Krista Austin PhD. Use these tips to perform optimally in hot conditions.  Running and racing in the heat is never easy. Whether you’re running in a dry or humid climate, your body temperature runs higher than normal, you sweat more, work harder and run slower in hot weather. It’s […]

Ultrarunner Sets World Record for 24 Hour Treadmill Run

Posted by: on June, 2 2016

Found on Runnersworld.com and written by Nova Sienkiewicz Dave Proctor of Calgary exceeds by 1.6 miles the 2004 record, and he set a new 12 hour record along the way. Dave Proctor, a 35-year-old massage therapist, set two world records on a treadmill between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at an expo center […]

The 3 Stages of Proper Marathon Recovery

Posted by: on June, 2 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald The marathon is one of running’s ultimate goals. Because of its distance at 26.2 miles, it takes dedication and a considerably lengthier training period to complete. And just as the training must be more serious, so must the marathon recovery. Racing a marathon results in a lot […]

The Effect of Asymmetry on Running Performance and Injury Prevention

Posted by: on June, 1 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Ian McMahan Symmetry, or so we are told by science, underlies our appreciation of beauty. But what makes for beautiful—and injury free—running? A lack of symmetry, that is relative differences in muscle strength, motion, flexibility, balance, and mechanics between sides of the body, is one element often highlighted as […]

Global Running Day

Posted by: on June, 1 2016

Published by Competitor.com Wednesday, June 1 is Global Running Day! What does that mean? It means it’s a great day to lace up your shoes and go out and celebrate running by going for a run or getting a friend or co-worker out for a run. It’s also a good time to start planning ahead […]

Calf, Achilles or Foot Pain? This May Be Why.

Posted by: on May, 26 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield A peek inside your shoes might provide the answer. One of the blessings of being a coach is this: If you pay attention, you can see trends before they become trendy. Sometimes they are positive, like the value of adding cross-training to your routine. But many times […]

Man Born Without Arms or Legs Prepares For First Marathon

Posted by: on May, 25 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Hailey Middlebrook Chris Koch will use a longboard to compete in the Calgary Marthon. When talking about marathon training, Chris Koch, 37, says he’s just like any other runner. He logs high mileage (around 75 miles per week), builds strength with resistance bands, and does core exercises. But Koch, […]

6 Weird Things That Happen To Your Body While Running

Posted by: on May, 25 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Selene Yeager for Bicycling Magazine Running blasts stress, strengthens your heart, and gives you great legs – but it can have some strange side effects. The benefits of aerobic exercises such as cycling or running are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a […]

How To Pick The Right Running Partner

Posted by: on May, 25 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenna Birch A great running partner (or two) can keep you honest and motivated.  Here’s how to hook up. It’s 6 a.m. You’re just coming to terms with the fact that your alarm went off, and though you’re still groggy, your mind manages to race through all the reasons […]

VIDEO: Track Athlete Finishes Race After Rupturing Achilles

Posted by: on May, 24 2016

Shelby Erdahl wouldn’t let one of the most gruesome injuries stop her from crossing the finish line at her final collegiate track meet.

Cross Train Like A Triathlete

Posted by: on May, 24 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Courtney Baird Become a better runner by adding swimming and cycling to your workouts. Have you ever considered that the road to your fastest marathon or half-marathon might require more than just running? If not, you should. Generally speaking, the best way to improve as a runner is to […]

Getting The Most Out Of Your Glutes

Posted by: on May, 23 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jene Shaw Ensure that your running stride originates from the body’s main engine. The health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day have made numerous headlines. And outside of the serious health risks, a sedentary lifestyle from 9 to 5 can also have an impact on the […]

The Science (and strategy) Behind Sweating

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jen Weir, CSCS, CPT This article first appeared on Women’s Running. Sweating is a natural process critical for helping our hard-working bodies deal with the hot temperatures. As the mercury rises, so does your risk of dehydration and complications from the heat. Don’t let the summer swelter put a […]

5 Race Day Dont’s For Runners

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Duncan Larkin Race morning is typically a time when your nerves are on edge. A good way to ensure you’re as prepared as possible is to know what not to do from the time you wake up to the moment when the gun sounds. Keep these five “don’ts” in mind next […]

Eat This The Night Before A Race

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Mark Remy Remy’s World offers some actual, useful information. Readers, today’s topic is a relatively serious one. Not serious as in “heavy” or “profound” or “sit down, we need to talk.” Just serious as in “I’ll keep the dumb jokes to a minimum” and “Lord help me, some runners […]

Getting Over Foot Pain

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by William O. Roberts, MD A runner struggles to resume training after bunion surgery. Bree asks: I had bunion surgery two years ago and my feet still hurt when I run. Is there anything I could do to help the pain go away? Bunion surgery often puts a runner out […]

What Research Says About Pushing Through Pain

Posted by: on May, 18 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mackenzie Lobby Havey What the research says about pushing through discomfort. It is said that running is 95 percent mental. While we tend to get hung up on the physiological aspects of performance, hard training sessions more importantly fortify the brain to withstand the sensation of being uncomfortable for […]

VIDEO: When Running Was For Weirdos

Posted by: on May, 18 2016

Check out this hilarious (and historically accurate) video from VOX that takes a brief look back at how the jogging craze of the 1960s and ’70s led to the running boom of today.

8 Questions Runners Should Ask Before Trying To Lose Weight

Posted by: on May, 16 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jennifer Van Allen How to tailor your training and diet so you meet your overall goals. It can be hard to keep up with the barrage of diet trends and bold claims that promise to help you reach that feel-great weight, and if you’re struggling to drop pounds and […]

Time To Reboot

Posted by: on May, 13 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Ed Eyestone When training hits a snag, stay calm and reassess. Several years ago, one of my athletes was having her best buildup ever in preparation for the St. George Marathon in Utah. But just weeks out from race day, Julie bonked on a long run and felt consumed […]

Racing Strategies For Runners

Posted by: on May, 12 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Roy Stevenson Using some basic strategies, you may find yourself finishing faster and feeling more confident each time you toe the line. First we can look at the three standard racing tactics and strategies used by semi-serious runners and middle of packers: Positive Splits Race out as fast as […]

VIDEO: Believe In The Run

Posted by: on May, 12 2016

Believe in the run.  Redefine your impossible!

A Simple Drill To Correct Overstriding

Posted by: on May, 11 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Jaclyn asks: A friend told me my running stride is on the slow side. I tested it by counting my stride for a minute and ended up with 164. What does this mean? Do I need to increase it, and if so, how? In simple terms, your […]

Power Might Be The Ultimate Metric For Runners

Posted by: on May, 6 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Brian Metzler Since the 1950s, distance runners have trained by following structured programs and workouts backed by physiological testing and years and years of positive results. Beginning in the late 1980s, heart-rate monitors added a new dimension to training, allowing for the advent of workouts based on specific heart-rate […]

Stay On Your Toes

Posted by: on May, 5 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Nicole Radziszewski Keep your big piggie in top shape with these exercises. A runner’s big toe has a big job. When your foot strikes the ground, it helps stiffen the tissues along your arch. This creates a stable platform, giving your foot more ability to propel you forward. But […]

100 Year Old Sets Record

Posted by: on May, 5 2016

Yes, it’s been a couple of days, but we felt compelled to share: At 100 years old, Ida Keeling set a new world record for the 100-meter dash on Saturday at Penn Relays in Philadelphia. She completed the race against competitors 80 and up in 1 minute and 17.33 seconds — the fastest time recorded […]

A Smarter Way To Increase Running Mileage

Posted by: on May, 3 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald Have you heard of the 10 Percent Rule for increasing your weekly running mileage? Most runners have. It’s a nearly universally accepted way of boosting your training volume. It simply says that you should add no more than 10 percent per week to your total weekly mileage. But this […]

VIDEO: Stretching Your Calf

Posted by: on April, 28 2016

Found on Competitor.com Two muscles make up your calf, and fortunately, they’re easy to target separately while you’re stretching. This stretch is specific to the soleus muscle, which is underneath the larger gastrocnemius. The difference between the lower calf stretch and the high calf stretch is all in how much (or how little) you bend […]

How To Use Races To Train For Other Races

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara This summer, I’m signed up to race a half marathon with a friend, a swim relay with another friend, and a 10K as a training run. None of these, though, are my target races for the year. So why am I doing them? And is it a […]

VIDEO: 12 Year Old Girl Runs NY Half Marathon By Mistake

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race. LeeAdianez Rodriguez had registered for the 5K race that was part of last Sunday’s Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. She thought she was arriving late at the starting line when the race started, so […]

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Pip Taylor Q: I’m training for an Ironman and I thought I could eat whatever I want, but I’ve gained 5 pounds. What gives? This is a pretty common scenario for many endurance athletes: Despite many hours training they find they still struggle with excess body fat. Or when […]

Video: A Comedians Guide To Running

Posted by: on April, 26 2016

According to the Sklar Brothers and their new PBS digital series “You’re Doing It Wrong,” chances are you’re running wrong too, and they’re here to help you fix it. In this 5-minute episode, the identical twins, longtime comedian duo, Jason and Randy Sklar, cover everything from why people run to how you should be running, […]

Does Having A Baby Make You Faster?

Posted by: on April, 25 2016

Found on on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amanda Loudin Some new moms to experience a post=partum performance boost.  Is it real? When 39-year-old Jessica Sleight first returned to running post-partum, her expectations weren’t high. She had to recover from a C-section, she was sleep deprived, and she had less time to train than prior to […]

Proper Pacing Will Make You A Better Runner

Posted by: on April, 13 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Lisa Marshall Use these tips to know how fast (or slow) you are running. How fast are you running? Ask yourself midrun—no peeking at your GPS!—and chances are, you’ll get it wrong. Research shows that recreational runners overestimate or underestimate their pace by 32 to 40 seconds per mile. […]

How To Watch The Boston Marathon

Posted by: on April, 12 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Ryan Wood The live broadcast of the Boston Marathon is moving to NBCSN in 2016, instantly scaling the number of households it can be seen in. In recent years, the race was on the now-defunct Universal Sports and its smaller footprint. That’s good news for running fans with cable […]

FREE Training Session

Posted by: on April, 7 2016

You are invited to a FREE group training session to help you prepare for the Costa Mesa Community Run. These free sessions are designed for ALL levels of runners. Jake Brindle from System Jake Training will be hosting the event.  Jake has coached all levels of athletes to help them achieve their goals according to their […]

Kick These 4 Bad Training Habits Now

Posted by: on April, 6 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Lisa Dolbear Don’t let these sneaky little daily routines derail you from becoming your best. This is the time of year when many athletes have committed to their races, and are back to training in earnest. As you continue to focus on our goals, now is the perfect time […]

Jimmy Kimmel At The LA Marathon

Posted by: on April, 6 2016

Jimmy’s Cousin Sal was at the LA Marathon. He wasn’t running, he just cheered the runners on and made marathon mischief.

Less Mental Stress Could Equal A Better Race Time

Posted by: on April, 5 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson To race your fastest, your brain needs a taper, too. In the late 1880s, an Italian physiologist named Angelo Mosso made a curious observation: He tested the muscular endurance of two fellow professors before and after they administered oral exams and found that after their mental efforts […]

7 Ways To Have A Breakthrough Running Year

Posted by: on April, 5 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Try one of these strategies to take your speed and strength to the next level. Tara asks: I’ve been running for a year now and I want to focus on improving my speed this year in the 10K and half-marathon distances. How can I set myself up […]

Running Rogue

Posted by: on April, 1 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Caleb Daniloff Offbeat running clubs are breaking from tradition and redefining what the sport can be for a new generation of athletes. It all started nine years ago when Cedric Hernandez’s buddy decided to run home over the Brooklyn Bridge after an evening out rather than take a cab. […]

The Science Behind Falling Out Of Shape

Posted by: on March, 31 2016

Found on Outsideonline.com and written by Erin Beresini Or why you should never, ever stop training. When you’re in peak physical condition, you feel like a superhero—like you could go forever, outpace a cheetah, or lift a VW Bug. But your superpowers are ephemeral; the second you stop training, they start to fade. We asked […]

The Halftime Fartlek

Posted by: on March, 31 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli I love fartlek workouts. You can do them almost anywhere, make them as hard as you want to and even change them on the fly if necessary. The Halftime Fartlek is a session I like to use with athletes who are returning to serious training after some time […]

When Do Athletes Get Sick?

Posted by: on March, 31 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson An important skill for athletes is staying healthy—not just avoiding injuries, but dodging the endless minor colds and infections that can interfere with training and racing. How important is it? A new analysis of training data from 37 elite Norwegian cross-country skiers over a nine-year period compared […]