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The carbon plate has become the star of the Olympic Trial build up and all of the rage in shoes these days. For good reason as it increases propulsion and energy return.
The idea behind the plate AND the new innovative mid sole foam is to create more STIFFNESS that creates more energy return. Just like our muscles, tendons, and ligaments are…
PLAINVILLE, Mass., September 3, 2019 –…
The Trails Are Open. But how's your IT Band?
What goes up, must come down. And for the most part, run form should not change relative to speed, or in my case today, terrain. Especially footstrike.
It is fairly easy to have goog forefoot to heel strike going up, and challenging to have good foot placement coming down, as gravity will try…
Too many strength programs focus soley on building concentric strength, with full range of motion exercises.
These movements are loaded and usually too slow to be very functional for running. And target building muscle fiber MASS/DENSITY rather than utilizing MORE muscle fibers. More fiber mass just requires more oxygen and energy - not efficient. Creating…
Spring time. Sprint time.
Sprinting plays a tremendous roll in endurance development for ALL distances.
- improves isometric strength, one of the key strength factors in cadence and forward propeltion.
- trains precise and efficient use of the reflex muscle tension during eccentric landing. This helps your down hill and…
Spring is in my step.
The great Grete Waitz ran 19 marathons in her career, winning 13 of them.
She was the first woman to break the 2:30 barrier, eventually lowering the world record to 2:25:42.
She believed that speed training was imparative for all runners of all distances and abilities.
Her marathon training reflected that of…
Sometimes you have to HOLD YOURSELF BACK:
Today was a recovery run. After taking the day off yesterday to heal a mild cough in the lungs, my legs felt great!
I stayed patient, with my sights on the upcoming week.
Patience + Practice = Performance
At the 1972 Olympics, all of the pre-game buzz was on rock star USA 5,000m…
With Teton National Park 30 minutes up the road from my house, this usually gets most of my attention for running. But this Fall I decided to change things up and look to create some run projects that are even closer to home and focus on exploring more vertical gain, peaks, and off-trail ridge line link ups (My…
I stood high on this peak during the Fall season in the Tetons, enjoying the reward of magnificent views that come from 6,000+ feet of running and climbing. I took the below winter photo during a ten mile run. These two photos grasp the beauty of the Tetons in different ways, BUT also show the SAME peak in both shots. Two ways of looking at the same thing - two different…
In this Vlog post, I discuss how to improve your marathon time and the importance of getting faster at a One Mile time trial. Here is a simple chart to help you compare your One Mile test time with an equivalent marathon potential time.
Your Cool Impossible Marathon speed training zone…
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Joss Naylor is a real inspiration. Still extremely active at 82 years old. Last year he did a 30 mile challenge with 6000ft of climbing in the Lake District. He's always out and about supporting fell runners of all abilities taking on their own challenges.
Added some photos from the trail that show what I saw on race day (although the photos weren't taken race day).
Thanks! There haven't been any official race photos posted yet (and I didn't take any), but I'll see if I can find some from other runners on Strava to add to the blog post.
Thank you! I am in the final chapters of the book...I am learning so much and am loving it! Time to finish up with "Eating Well"!
Always my big challenge with the endurance racing...looking forward to learning how to tap into more efficient use of fat burning!
Thanks Eric, so stoked that ive found your book and website!! ..Yes was a really awesome race, looking forward to the 90th Anniversary edition this year! Not sure if I have time though to change my form before the race (race date 29th May 2015) but cant wait to fully convert to Forefoot striking (was thinking about starting on the exercises in the mean time though and then focusing on converting to forefoot striking after Comrades...good idea/bad idea? any advise you can offer would be awesome!!)
Thank you so much for your knowledge of running and simplifying the run. Work smarter not harder !;) It is an honor to be writing you.
Thank You very much for the support Eric it means a lot.