ShareMarathon 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,
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ShareWhat are Shin Splints?
What are shin splints is a question that I get asked often. Shin splints commonly refers to the pain in the front interior of your lower legs. The medical term for shin splints is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are usually know as an overuse injury. If you feel a throbbing in your shins during and/or after your workouts, you most likely are experiencing shin splints. If you let the shin splints go untreated you can inflame the shin splint symptoms and it can really ruin your training and
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ShareHow 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
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ShareRunning 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
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ShareYour 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
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ShareSigns 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
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Share50 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
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ShareLeadville Trail 100 Training Camp Day 2 the “Double Crossing”
On top of Hope Pass looking south
Leadville Trail 100 Training Camp Day 2, the “Double Crossing”
Leadville Trail 100 Training Camp Day 2 is the “Double Crossing”! The Double Crossing consists of running from Twin Lakes (the lowest point in the Leadville Trail 100) to the top of Hope Pass at 12,600 feet (the highest point in the Leadville Trail 100), down the backside, then 3 miles on a dirt road to the town site of Winfield (the 50 mile turn-around
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ShareRunning Training Hours 2008 through December 2011
Running Training Weekly Hours
Briefly, the chart is based on how many minutes per week I run. I do not base my training on running specific distances.
Because of foot surgery that had went bad, I have been unable to run for the last three months. As of 12/5/2011 I am getting closure to being able to run again. I have been given the green-light to start biking as long as I take it easy.