Don't get me wrong. On Running makes great running shoes.
But, I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed in the running analysis they posted to their blog.
And I wanted to share with KLE athletes and followers WHY.
What an athlete consumes is just as important as when it’s consumed. Regardless of your goals—if you’re looking to shed some pounds, gain some muscle mass, increase energy levels, amp up your workout, or tweak your competition prep— the proper nutrients and timing gives you that edge!
Have you ever known anyone who is overweight and seems to starve themselves and still not lose weight? Or an athlete who can’t seem to drop those last 5 pounds to achieve goal race weight?
I see this all the time in my practice. I work with active people who are struggling with their diet, weight, and performance goals. I help people
As we get closer to the Vermont City Marathon and the miles are piling up from week to week, the aches and pains are piling up as well. Hopefully, most of you are experiencing the usual feelings of stiffness and soreness that you would expect after your long runs or after a speed workout— the kind of soreness you have come to expect when
Winter is a great time of the year to focus on your weaknesses. This is accomplished through run specific training and an individualized strength and flexibility program. We have already highlighted the importance of a well designed pre-marathon training plan. In this post, we will talk about strength and flexibility.
Meghan contacted me in 2010. She had a few years of running experience but never followed a progressive plan. Her results were average, yet her mind-set, passion for running, and strong work ethic revealed great potential. Our goals were to help Meghan evolve into a mentally and physically strong athlete while avoiding injury.
The goal of the taper is to reach a state of physical and mental readiness. The taper should start 21 days after your last long run. At this point in your training, the hard physical work is done. As hard as it is, the best thing you can do to ensure optimal performance on race day is to pull the throttle back gradually.
Most runners are aware of the importance of marathon taper, resting the body so you can maximize your potential on race day. The 3 week taper is well known. The body recovers from all the hard training, muscle tissues are repaired, glycogen stores are replenished, and you are physically peaking. However, there is another component of the marathon taper that is often overlooked: the mental aspect.
Are you ready to take your marathon training to the next level? Do you want to PR in your next marathon? Are you worried about injury with faster run training? Continue reading to learn how to safely incorporate interval training into your training plan and get the PR you deserve!
With all the hard work in the books, what can you do in the final days leading up to the race to ensure optimal performance? Sitting around worrying what pace you should race, what you should eat, what the weather is going to be like, and what you should wear will only exhaust you and negatively impact your day. Pre-race jitters are normal to some extent, but
One of the things I am noticing with my nutrition clients is that most people are not within a healthy pH balance. The goal of consuming acid and alkaline foods is to stabilize the body’s pH level. Everything you eat is classified as acidic, alkaline, or neutral.
I admit that in my early racing years as a Professional Triathlete, I despised the treadmill. Living in Vermont, I spent many long hours sitting on an indoor bike trainer in my basement and swimming back and forth in a 25 yard pool staring at a black line. I avoided
Once you have picked a target race, whatever distance or variety, you will inevitably start thinking about how you hope the race will turn out. Some people keep these thoughts in their heads, not wanting to cause any kind of bad luck jinx by revealing their true intentions.
It’s Marathon Season! Well, almost. But don’t wait to get started. Prepare now. Setting yourself up for a successful marathon cycle, sets you up for a successful marathon! Pre-marathon training is the training you do leading up to your 12-16 week marathon training cycle. It’s purpose is to get you strong and fit, so you can handle the demands of higher volume and intensity marathon training.
Last week, I showed a short video of one of my Ironman cycling threshold training sessions. I received many comments and questions after that post. The most common being, “How do you do 5 hours on that thing?" Truth is, if you can do 5 or 6 hours outdoors, you can do 5 hours on the trainer.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to answer this question. Yes, it is hard, and yes, it does requires A LOT of mental focus and will power; but is it boring? No way!
My workouts are too hard to be boring.
I get a lot of questions when I tell people back home I am going to a training camp. I get lots of “Oh, lucky you!” So, I thought I would share a typical “Camp Week,” so you can judge how “lucky” I am!