Training Tips

Socks...Why not cotton?

Date: May 3, 2013
Why cotton socks are not the best choice for runners.
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Breaking Possibility Barriers

By: Dr. Rob Eubanks, PH.D and first time marathon finisher
Date: May 3, 2013
Author Joel Osteen tells the story of decades past when track and field experts declared that no runner could break the four-minute-mile barrier. A human just couldn’t run that far, that fast, for that length of time. Experts conducted all sorts of profound studies to show it was impossible to beat this barrier. For years, they were right.
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3 Core Stability Ball Exercises

Date: April 17, 2013
Three great stability ball exercises and how to perform each one properly. The abdominal crunch, back extension and plank are great for the beginner to the athlete.
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How to Push Past Those Last Few Miles

By: Jenny Hadfield
Source: Active.com
Date: March 20, 2013
Although the natural instinct is to run faster early in the race for insurance, that strategy can leave you fatigued and unable to push when it counts.
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Many runners fail to realize that one of the most important aspects of marathon training is the taper phas
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Fartlek Workouts

Date: September 20, 2012
Fartlek Workouts are not only fun to say out loud, but they're fun to run. Fartlek is Swedish for "speed play," and that is exactly what it’s all about. Unlike tempo and interval work, fartlek is unstructured and alternates moderate-to-hard efforts with easy throughout.
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The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention

By: Amby Burfoot
Source: Runner's World
Date: January 29, 2010
Follow these time-tested principles and you'll spend more time on the roads—and less in rehab.
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