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Base Building Workouts to do During an Off-season

During the present COVID-19 pandemic, several sources have recommended limiting high-intensity training that could possibly weaken our immune systems. Long runs or hard interval sessions can deplete our glycogen levels and leave us more susceptible. I agree with this and would suggest keeping the majority of training aerobic and limit most higher efforts to a [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Base Building Workouts to do During an Off-season

The Importance of the Warm-up and the Cool-down

Unless we’re in the ranks of the elite runners, we have to weave our running into our daily lives and schedules — not always an easy task. We have these small windows where we can fit in a few miles here or there without any wiggle room, often leaving things like the warm-up and cool-down by [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on The Importance of the Warm-up and the Cool-down

What is Your Foot Strike Telling You?

Most days, you’ll throw on some tech tops and shorts, lace up the kicks, and start running. Whether you’re trying to run five miles at half marathon pace or just run off a tough day at the office, you’re usually not worried about all the little details of your form. But, what if we slow [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on What is Your Foot Strike Telling You?

Pacing: Run Slow Slower So You Can Run Your Fast Faster

Proper pacing is difficult. It takes time, and can hurt a lot. But, with how important and powerful pacing can be during your training, it’s something all runners need to consider. Most runners will stick to a single, easy pace when they first start running; something they can maintain for an increasing amount of time. [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Pacing: Run Slow Slower So You Can Run Your Fast Faster

Every Runner Should Be Scheduling Rest in Their Weekly Routine – Here’s Why

When you talk to experienced runners who run six to seven days a week with mileage so high you wonder when they find time to do anything else, you probably might be thinking: “How do their bodies hold up to that kind of mileage?” “How do they stay injury-free?” “What’s their secret?” “Ouch.” Well, yes, [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Every Runner Should Be Scheduling Rest in Their Weekly Routine – Here’s Why

Lactate Threshold: How to Find Your Limits, Then Exceed Them

When talking about speed workouts, we'll often mention different race paces — speeds that you can sustain over a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and so on. What we're really talking about is your lactate threshold, and as you get deeper into running, it becomes more important to understand. And no, it’s not how much milk [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Lactate Threshold: How to Find Your Limits, Then Exceed Them

Hill Repeats: The Thin Line Between Love and Hate

A road runner’s worst enemy and a trail runner’s best friend, hill repeats embody Daft Punk’s 2001 smash hit, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Harder because you might be a road runner and have gravity working against you. Better because you might be a trail runner and have gravity working against you. Faster because what comes [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Hill Repeats: The Thin Line Between Love and Hate

The Tempo Run: The Key to Race Success

If you’ve heard anything about race training or speed workouts, you’ve probably heard the term 'tempo run' thrown around — and for good reason. Among all the workouts we’ve discussed so far, tempo runs are probably the most beneficial speed workout you can add to your regimen. Don’t take these workouts lightly and throw them into [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on The Tempo Run: The Key to Race Success

The Pyramid Workout: A Pyramid Scheme Where Everyone Wins

Over 4,000 years ago, when the Ancient Egyptians were designing their dream burial sites, they came across another sort of blueprint — a plan for a speed workout to train for long distance running. Long before Pheidippides' famed run from Marathon to Athens, the Ancient Egyptians discovered that they could make the most progress and [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on The Pyramid Workout: A Pyramid Scheme Where Everyone Wins

Swedish Speed Play: Get Faster Using Fartlek Training

Not just for Ikea lovers or the faint of heart, Fartlek training is one of the most commonly used workouts in running — and one of the most beginner-friendly! Swedish for 'speed play', Fartlek training refers to any type of run or workout in which you alternate periods of faster running with periods of slower [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Swedish Speed Play: Get Faster Using Fartlek Training