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Marathon Training Schedule

Marathon Training Schedule

A Marathon Training Schedule can seem to be more challenging than the actual marathon. As challenging as your marathon training schedule may seem, keep this in mind; only 1% of the entire population of the world has seen the finish line of a marathon. And if you have never crossed the finish line of a marathon, you are about to become one of the 1%.

My marathon training schedule is for beginner runners to seasoned veterans. It is actually a modification of my 50 Mile Training Plan with tempo runs, Yasso 800s, and still maintaining

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How to Run Faster: 10 Tips

How to Run Faster: 10 Tips

How to run faster is a question that I get asked a lot. How to run faster for me takes a few key steps since I am an ultra runner and slow and long is my normal. Currently I am taking my “how to run faster” advice myself since I am training for the 2012 Fiesta Marathon with hopes of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. How to run faster is going to push most people out of their comfort zone. Prepare to be uncomfortable, even miserable. I train with my invisible training

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Running Hill Training

Running Hill Training

Running hill training is my second favorite training right behind speed training (note the sarcasms). However, if you don’t train hard on what your weaknesses are you will never become a better runner. Running hill training is my weakness, well at least up hills. So if you are still reading about running hill training then you must be serious about improving your trail running performance and improving your fitness lifestyle. Let’s take a look at what you will need to do.

Building Your Foundation

Running hill training is similar to other running training goals such as running

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Your Invisible Training Partner

Your Invisible Training Partner

Every runner runs with an invisible training partner. You can’t see him. You can’t hear him. You can feel him, though. Oh, how you can feel him. You can taste him, too. He tastes like blood and bile. He tastes like fear.

On those easy runs, on runs that you feel great; you can barely notice him. But you never escape him. You never drop him. He’s always there, and he’s out to get you. He wants to hurt you. He wants to hurt you bad. And sooner or later, on the hard days and the

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Signs of Overtraining

Signs of Overtraining

Signs of Overtraining are usually there but we tend to ignore them because the hardest part of being an athlete is NOT training. However, it is very important that you know the signs of overtraining before you are forced down from getting sick, injured, or both. Too much overall stress on your body, and/or too much anaerobic exercise can put your whole training schedule behind and then you will have to “catch-up” to get back to where you were weeks ago.

Diagnosing the Signs of Overtraining

This article is not meant to be used as a self-diagnosis

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Exercise to Increase Metabolism

Exercise to Increase Metabolism

Exercise to increase metabolism is an important and easy thing to incorporate into a fitness lifestyle. Exercise to increase metabolism is important because as we age are resting metabolism decreases after the age of 25. This ever diminishing decrease in metabolism comes with the negative effect of muscle loss. After the age of 25, most people on average can lose about 5 pounds of lean muscle mass per decade.

In my article about fitness lifestyle, I discuss the importance of having large muscles since their primary source of energy is stored fat. If we start losing

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50 Mile Training Plan

50 Mile Training Plan

A 50 mile training plan will be needed to run your very first 50 mile ultra trail race. 50 miles is a long ways to run for the very first time and you need to be prepared with a 50 mile training plan. There are many different 50 mile training plans that I have come across, but the 50 mile training plan that worked for me is outlined below. My suggestion before using the 50 mile training plan below is to have a base which you are running about 20 to 25 miles per weeks for

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Leadville Trail 100: My Next Goal

Leadville Trail 100: My Next Goal Ray, What is your longest run before heading into the Leadville Trail 100?

Ray, the Leadville Trail 100 is my next goal and a mutual friend suggested that I ping you for some advise on running …

I have been running for 30 years, and recently ran my longest (Leadville 50) this past summer, and while I asked myself “who the hell is that crazy guy sprinting up the hill…” now I know! Anyway, I managed to knock that off in 9:38ish I believe was the time and it WAS a good experience.

Sooo,

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Training to Train: Acheive the Training Effect

Training to Train, What are you talking about?

Training to train is for everyone. The goal of a training to train exercise program is slowly introduce your body to the “Training Effect”. Training to train is not a unique concept. I am personally in the beginning phase of my training to train exercise program. What do I mean by training to train? Well, for me I had a great running season (the best in my life) and then I had some simple foot surgery that went bad. Now it has been over eight weeks since I have taken a running

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Workouts for Obese People: Aquatic versus Cycling

Workouts for Obese People: Aquatic versus Cycling

Workouts for Obese People can be made enjoyable with the participation in aquatic or cycling workouts. Discover which is best for you.

Q) ASK Ray! Ray, I am what I would consider an obese 275 person who wants to start exercising and lose weight. Would you recommend swimming pool exercises such as walking in water or possibly a cycling routine?

A) Workouts for Obese People can be made enjoyable with the participation in aquatic or cycling workouts. Obese people may often find it difficult to find exercise activities that they can participate in.

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