Hill training is commonly used by distance runners to increase running speed. It’s been associated with increases in VO2max, lactate threshold, and running economy. But how can we get the most out of our hill training? (Because let’s be real, we all know it can be our most dreaded training day of the week.)
Like most athletes, runners are constantly looking for ways to make their training more effective. We have been hearing about "heart rate variability", or “HRV," more and more often in recent years.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries runners experience throughout their running lives. The most well-known symptom is heel pain when you get out of bed and take your first few steps in the morning.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the influence of fast tempo music on running pace. The study I talked about found that the fast tempo music caused an increase in speed, but without an increase in perceived effort. The runners went faster but didn't feel like it was harder!
Picture yourself on the starting line of a race or anxiously awaiting in your corral. Maybe you focus on your race strategy, your goal(s), or positive self-talk...
Core stability. Planks. Ab work. Core strength. At this point in the game these are all terms we’ve heard about (or in my case, written about, talked about...) and learned to include in our training regimens. You know you’re “supposed” to do your core work, but are you doing it? Consistently? With purpose?
In the past few years, the benefits of HIIT programming have become more common knowledge in popular culture. We know that HIIT programming has been shown to improve performance in runners.
Anyone who has been to a class at Mile High can attest to the fun playlists that the coaches set up. Music is an enjoyable part of our workouts and can be motivating when we start to fatigue.
In our ever-busy society, so many runners often skip their warm up. They either run out the door first thing in the morning to be sure to get home in time to get ready for work, or they are rushing out of the office at the end of the day to squeeze in their run.
Strength Training for Runners? Won’t I Get too Bulky and then Become Super Slow and Then Fade into a Nice Running Memory?Wed Jan 4, 2017
Strength Training for Runners? Won’t I Get too Bulky and then Become Super Slow and Then Fade into a Nice Running Memory?