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Category Archives: Running

140.6 in 2012: Establish Baselines

It is hard to measure progress if we don’t know what to measure it against. Before each major phase of training, it is good to check in, see where you are at and establish new baselines. Here are options for both lab- and field-tests you can use in establishing your own baselines. Continue reading

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140.6 in 2012: Fix Your Weakest Link

This is the fourth in a ten post series on doing your first 140.6 in 2012. The off season is the time work on your weakest of the three disciplines. Here is what to focus on. Continue reading

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Entertrainment: The Blind Mile

Good mind-body awareness is a skill that becomes increasingly important the longer the race. Anyone can grunt through a sprint. 70.3 triathlon, IronMan triathlons, and marathons all require the athlete to tune into their body’s need for food, water, and proper pacing. The Blind Mile is a good way to check in on your ability to pace yourself. Continue reading

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Entertrainment: The 1 minute Challenge

Running should be fun. Here’s a way to include some Zone 5 speed work in your program and still enjoy your session. Continue reading

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Road to Racing Recovery

This time of year I often get the question, “If I have an additional 30 minutes per day what’s one more thing I could be doing to race stronger?” The answer might surprise you. Continue reading

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Entertrainment: Parking Ramp Hill Repeats

Don’t let the icy roads and trails slow you down. Continue reading

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Cruise Intervals: The Need For Speed

Work smarter by adding threshold sets to your weekly plan. Continue reading

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Entertrainment: Show ’em Your O Face

Once the sport of choice for dorks, orienteering is now what all the cool trail running kids are doing. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you – “O” is a gateway drug to full blown Adventure Racing. Continue reading

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