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When I first started running long distances, my training was pretty simple; I would run at something close to my 10K race pace, regardless of the distance. This led to a considerable amount of frustration, as my shorter runs seemed unproductive and I was unable to maintain this pace during my longer runs. The only time it felt right was on days when my training schedule actually had me running around 6 miles.
On top of these frustrations, my training was showing no real benefit; I wasn’t improving my pace for the 10K, and I wasn’t building my aerobic base to help with the longer distances. So, I began to do some research into more effective training methods and ultimately landed on 8 different types of training runs that greatly enhanced my results.
In looking at these runs, they were broken down into those that helped increase my stamina; those that helped increase my speed; and those that both helped increase my stamina and speed. In this article, we provide a general overview of each and how they can help you improve your training results.
Well, I woke up this morning ready to hit the gym for some strength training only to have a notification on my phone that LA Fitness (my gym) has closed all its gyms until at least April 1st to help manage the Coronavirus pandemic.
Luckily, I travel a bit and found you don't need heavy weights or even a gym membership to embark on an effective strength training program. In fact, there are ways to do so without any equipment and with a simple routine you can do at home two to three times per week.
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The spread of the pandemic Coronavirus has begun to impact the United States in ways that are new and scary to many of us. Having just celebrated my 61st birthday, and only months away from the 5 year anniversary of my “cancer free” status I am in one of the high risk groups for this virus as is my youngest daughter, who is pregnant with her third child.
In doing some research in this virus, I identified a number of articles that helped answer the three main questions I had regarding the Coronavirus:
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In Saturday's blog, we talked about the Do's and Don'ts of good running form including things like cadence, foot strike and posture. By following those simple do's and don'ts you'll find you're able to increase your running efficiency resulting in both longer and faster runs. And, you'll be better prepared for active recovery as you won't feel as fatigued after your run.
But, I thought about the blog and realized how helpful it would be to pull together some videos that will help demonstrate these rules and help you to better visualize them as you put...
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