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206: Race Training With A Physically Demanding Job Jul 01, 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just take a break from life for the next 9 months and build a beautiful multi-phased training plan filled with consistent build-up and plentiful recovery?  How does a training plan get created and executed when running is not the only aspect of your...

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204: How Polarized Training Can Make You Run Faster Jun 17, 2021

One of our key principles of training is that your running cannot all stay at the same pace.  One of the training terms thrown around quite a bit is polarized training.  In this episode, we look at what polarized training actually entails, what the research suggests about alternate...

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203: Your First Half Marathon Jun 10, 2021

The half marathon is such a wonderful race distance.  It is long enough that you need to put in months of training to perform well, but it is short enough that you do not need to abandon all work and family obligations to devote yourself to increased mileage and a weekend long run that can...

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201: Running Through the Ages May 27, 2021

As runners, many of us are looking to improve in some manner.  Some of us are looking to improve consistency.  This may rely on adding enjoyment or removing pain.  Some of us are trying to run faster or farther.  This can rely on an appropriate training and planning. ...

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198: Low Back Pain in Runners May 06, 2021

If you’re like a lot of runners that we work with, you may have noticed that your body isn’t responding the same way it used to.  As you get older, you may start to notice some aches and pains that weren’t there before.  Many runners experience some form of lower back...

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Think a strong upper body isn't important in running? Think again. Apr 19, 2021

Running isn’t just about your legs. It requires the whole body to perform. So doesn’t it make sense that you should train your whole body to get better at running?

 

You may not feel like you have time to strengthen your upper body — after all, those miles aren’t...

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195: The Must-Knows About Base Building Apr 15, 2021

Runners often talk about a base-building phase as though high mileage is the only component. They think of it only as a build up to a longer race, or as something they might “need” to do. Maybe you’ve heard the term before but don’t really understand what it means or why...

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183: Why Should Runners Strength Train Feb 04, 2021

Runners tend to fall into two categories when it comes to strength training, love or hate.  While some runners cherish strength days to feel stronger and tone their body, others would much rather be logging some extra miles.  In this episode, we talk about the dangers of both camps and...

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Building Strong Calf Muscles as a Runner Sep 14, 2020

As runners, we hear a lot about our hamstrings, our quads, and our glutes. But one area of our lower bodies that we may not think about enough — even though they’re probably noticeably larger than most people’s — is our calves.As runners, we hear a lot about our...

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157: Treating Calf Pain in Runners Sep 10, 2020

 

Runners tend to have strong legs muscles built from miles on the roads or trails.  We often tout the importance of maintaining strong core muscles, which is very important.  However, today we are going to focus on a pair of muscles and their neighbors, who propel every step...

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