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QT: Doing Workouts During Races is the Key to Running All the Races


In last week’s quick tip, I talked about the possibility of running too many races.

Some runners are all in on one side of this debate or the other, but there is another option that is available.

What if you do some of your workouts during races?

Huh?

Don’t worry, I’ll explain. Read more

Why Am I Here

QT: Every Run You Do Has a Purpose, Whether You Know It or Not


How often do you stop to consider the purpose of each workout that you do?

Why Am I Here

Every time you head out the door? Every week or two? Never?

Every run on your training plan has a purpose.

So, it would help if you were at least thinking about said purpose on occasion, eh? Read more

How to Speed Up Recovery Post Race or Hard Run (with Video)

We aren’t exactly known for our patience, are we?

As runners, we seem to want to do everything faster.

  • We know our race times down to the second and what pace we need to run to nail that next PR
  • We want to speed up our progress by doing every workout as hard as we possibly can
  • If we get injured, we want to heal up and get back to running ASAP
  • After injury, we waste no time diving back into our training instead of easing into it

So it comes as no surprise that one of the most common questions I get from my fellow runners has to do with how one might speed up recovery after a race or hard training run.

Slow Down for a Minute

Slowing Down Helps Speed Up Recovery

Slowing Down Helps Speed Up Recovery

I get it.

I’m not the world’s biggest fan of taking time off and allowing my body to do the healing necessary after a race.

That idle time can really be a tough pill to swallow. Remember, the healing process takes some time physiologically, and allowing your body to do what it does is the only way for a full recovery to take place.

There is no magic cure all for post race soreness.

Sorry, there’s just not.

That said, there are certain things that we can do to help speed up the recovery process. Read more

A Strength Training Routine for Runners: Feb/Mar 2016

How have you been doing with your strength training?

Let’s be honest, it’s easy to get off track when it comes to consistent strength training as runners even though we know how important it can be in terms of avoiding injuries, improving performance, and maintaining overall body functions.

If you need a new routine to get you back in the strength training saddle, or if you just want to add a little spice to your current strength training routine, today’s video will do just that.

I’m switching things up a little bit this go round. Gone is the idea of doing 2-3 sets of the circuit of exercises.

Instead, we will be doing a certain number of reps of each exercise, resting as needed, before moving on to the next exercise on the list. Once you finish the last exercise, you’re set for the day.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Hehehehe….

Enter your info below, and I’ll send you the PDF guide outlining the Feb/Mar 2016 strength training routine ASAP.

Have You Done this Type of Workout Before? What are Your Thoughts?

Strength Training Routine for Runners

An Equipment Free Strength Training Routine for Runners (with Video)

You don’t have to look around this site very far to know that I’m a believer in regular strength training for runners.

(Want more examples? Here’s a podcast interview, a post on the importance of a strong core, and answers to common strength training questions/concerns from runners.)

So every couple of months, I put together a short workout (lasting about 15 minutes) designed specifically to help runners shore up the weak spots that are created by running lots and lots of miles.

The workout for November/December is four exercises long, but if you do them correctly you’ll be feeling it!

Fill out the info below and I’ll send you a PDF guide with all of these exercises on it.

If you have any questions about any of these exercises, or anything else related to running and strength training, please let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them for you!

What is Your Favorite Strength Training Exercise and Why?