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Training Tip – Re-evaluate your biomechanics constantly.

I learned first hand that it’s valuable to double check your form and biomechanics periodically. After a recent group run, we were talking about how many of us have different strides. One runner commented that I landed high on my forefoot. I was a little surprised since I considered m
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Training Tip – Rebuild Your Aerobic Base

The off-season winter months are a good time to rebuild your aerobic base, also called aerobic capacity. As endurance athletes, your muscles use oxygen as their primary fuel. Whether you race sprint triathlons or ironman distance, 5K or marathons, oxygen is your primary fuel source. A
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Training Tip – Staying Fit During The Holidays

You train to stay competitively fit throughout the year, but the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years can be the hardest time of the year to maintain your fitness. There are lots of holiday parties, and with all that’s going on you may skip some of our workouts, too. Here
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Training Tip – Flexibility, Mobility, Balance, and Symmetry

Stretching daily is vital to good health for everyone, and most especially for competitive athletes. It helps us maintain flexibility, mobility, balance, and symmetry which are vital to speed and endurance. As our body ages, the ligaments and tendons that hold our joints together beco
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Training Tip – Sometimes You Eat The Bear. And Sometimes The Bear Eats You.

We all have training days when we feel great. Your body performs perfectly. You feel like you can eat a bear. And then a week or two later, doing the same workout, same intensity, same weather and road conditions, and you are toast. You just don’t have it that day. It’s discouraging b
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Training Tip – Dealing With Post-Race Depression

If you have ever suffered from Post-Race Depression, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem among athletes, and it makes sense if you think about it. Getting ready for your big “A” race of the season was probably a major part of your daily routine for a while. It may have been all-co
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Training Tip – Post Race Recovery Do’s and Don’ts

After a big race your body needs some amount of rest and recovery. How much depends upon the race distance, but assuming you go all-out when you race (which you should), there’s a lot of stress on your muscles, joints, heart and lungs. So even a short race takes a big demand on your b
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Training Tip – Strategic Walking in a Marathon

If you can truthfully say that you never walk in a marathon, you need not read any further. If however, you’re one of the other 99% who walk for part of the last few miles, here’s a training tip that will help you have a better race. An informal survey showed that more than 19 out of
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Training Tip – Biomechanics – Practice Makes Permanent.

You know the saying “Practice Makes Perfect”. Well there’s another way to think about it. “Practice Makes Permanent”. Doing anything over and over will re-enforce it and make it permanent. Therefore, in everything that you do, you want to be sure your form or biomechanics is rig
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The “60 Minute Window” – Training and Race Recovery

Intense exercise (high volume or high intensity) and racing depletes muscle glycogen, the body’s primary source of fuel. Maintaining glycogen stores reduces fatigue and keeps up energy levels. In order to replenish muscle glycogen, it’s important to eat an adequate amount of car
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