Tag Archives: Speed Work

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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Master the Basics to Improve

I was inspired while reading a blog by Olympic hammer thrower – Loree Smith.  OK, yes I know, she’s not a runner. But in a post on her blog she made a statement that rings true for runners as well.  She … 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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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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5K Training – How long is long enough?

Here is an inquiry from an experienced runner: If you don’t need Endurance – how much long stuff do you need? After decades of racing events from the 10k up to the marathon, I am now focusing almost exclusively on 5ks. … Continue reading

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Running Base Miles – How important are they?

This inquiry just in from a regular reader who picked up on a couple of my previous comments on base training: “Could you please elaborate on the “obsolete” concept of  “doing EASY miles as your base” and “From day one … Continue reading

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