Tag Archives: Science & Running

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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Muscle Cramps, Dehydration and Running

In the past I have addressed side-cramps or “side stitches” in runners. The bottom-line on stitches: There are as many possible causes as cures. No single approach remedies all stitches for all runners. The topic I will address this time … Continue reading

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Teens and Marathons – Do They Mix?

I was wondering if it is safe for a healthy, athletic 14-year-old to participate in a full-marathon. He has a training program that he has researched and plans to follow. He currently is on a club swim team and rides … Continue reading

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Outside Magazine’s Health & Fitness Report 2012

I just read one of the best articles in a popular magazine I have seen in literally years! Outside magazine’s Gretchen Reynolds gets kudos from me on this one. Her accurate information on current research on fitness are spot on. … Continue reading

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Doing it for the Challenge

So, I got to thinking the other day. Yes, this does happen from time to time. And no, it’s not always a good thing. Anyway, I got to thinking about a comment I hear over and over again from athletes … Continue reading

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The 4-Minute Mindset – New Series Coming Soon

Greetings All! Soon I will be releasing a new video blog series called the 4-Minute Mindset. Each segment will focus on one specific aspect of mental toughness – YOUR mental game. From the ability to focus and distractibility; from stress … Continue reading

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