Tag Archives: Training Effectiveness

Fit or Fast

Most runners harbor some goal of running faster. Some want to go longer but even then most want to do something faster than what they’ve run in the past. One problem is that you can be fit and not fast but … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Plan B Races

For years I have advocated a couple specific elements to enhance distance racing success. 1. Always have a second, third or even fourth back-up race in line in case something goes wrong on that ONE big day you’ve targeted all … 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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Living Low – Racing High

I’m from Phoenix where the elevation is about 1000 ft above sea level. In July I’m running a race where the elevation will be from 7000-9600 ft. How can I train for the altitude when I live in Phoenix? How can I train … Continue reading

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Dealing with Defeat & Disappointment

As athletes we are goal oriented. Personal Records. Paces. Times. Places. Finishes. We certainly love the benefits of being in shape or being able to do what others only talk about. We enjoy the look on their faces as we … Continue reading

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Running is Play

As adults we forget things. Things that are important. We grow up and tend to see everything as work. We work hard at our careers. We work at relationships. We work hard in our training. All of this in the … Continue reading

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Resolutions – Don’t start!

I have long believed that New Year’s resolutions are some of the stupidest acts to undertake. Let me explain. True, I am a skeptic. But, they are simply recipes for failure. You don’t have to believe me, just look at … Continue reading

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