Tag Archives: Junk Miles

Lessons on Training: Runner-to-Cyclist-to-Runner

Once in awhile an athlete I work with will offer feedback that is articulate, insightful that it needs to be shared with other athletes. The following training learning points come from a cyclist – Gary Smith – who I’ve had … Continue reading

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Miles, Training, Rest & Recovery

Ryan Hall (2:04:55 marathon PR) and #1 marathoner in the US, made interesting comments about his training in a posted interview on a Stanford sports website. These are the kind of comments that often are glossed over by runners – … Continue reading

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Effort Based Running

“Run this next repeat at 75%!” “Run your strides at 75%,” extols a local running coach. Each runner picks some pace. The coach then yells out, “I told not 75% not 80%!” These runners have no clue what she is … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp 2011 – Summer Retreat

There are still slots available in both the youth and adult camps. We already have 6 states represented (Runners from 8 different states attended last year.) Sign up now – the deadline is coming! The youth camp (8th-12th grades) will … Continue reading

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Amanda Beard – Messages for All

I had the privilege to attend a presentation by Amanda Beard last night. For those who aren’t sure who she is: Amanda is one of the US all-time great swimmers. She went to her first Olympics in 1996 at the … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp – 2011 – Registration available!

Last year running camps were a great success – and each person wants to invite more of their running friends to the event! Well, it’s time! Elevate Running Camp dates are set and the early sign-up rates only last until … Continue reading

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Do you need Stamina or Endurance?

Stamina vs. Endurance discussions often involve two errors. The first is using these terms interchangeably. The second is on how to improve each. Stamina is the capability of sustaining prolonged stressful effort. For runners stamina is the ability to handle … Continue reading

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