MINUTES VS. MILES
While most runners count daily and weekly volume in miles, others log runs in minutes. There is one big advantage to assigning minutes rather than miles . . .
LEARN TO RUN AT YOUR THRESHOLD
Numerous studies have shown that threshold running is the most effective way to improve your aerobic metabolism. As you probably know, threshold running is simply . . .
PLAN YOUR PLAY, PLAY YOUR PLAN
This week's tip comes from one of my father's buddies - "Plan your play, play your plan" - a term this former basketball coach not only used with his team, but also when planning a golf outing or hitting the slopes for a day of skiing. It's a great slogan
THE CHALLENGE OF A CHALLENGING LONG RUN
The long run is the most important workout of the week, and for most runners it's the most difficult run to get motivated for.
GET A RUN IN
Sometimes you just need to get a run in, even if it's shorter than you want. It's definitely easy to rationalize that if . . .
HAVE A GREAT VACATION
Many runners make the mistake of trying to resume normal training the day they return home from a vacation. While the rationale makes sense - having just rested and had time away from work, one should be ready to go.
IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT CROSS TRAINING
Besides running, I love to mountain bike. This weekend I had the pleasure of riding one of my favorite loops in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
SPECIFICITY IS A NECESSITY
You're probably wondering what the term "specificity" means. In the context of distance running, it means training that is focused on a specific race distance or a specific race course.
RUN EARLIER DURING THE SUMMER
This morning I had the pleasure of running with a world class distance runner and a world class triathlete. After finishing their long runs both athletes commented on how much . . .