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GRIT

Grit is that deep-seated drive to persevere despite obstacles, however long or difficult the road.   Like most other character traits, grit is not something you are born with, but something you develop through life experience.  More specifically it is a trait that can only be forged...

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Introduction to Distance Running Technique

  In this piece, they share six key distance running techniques: Stride Rate Despite the running speed, stride rate should stay within a narrow range. At race pace, cadence should be at or above 180 steps per minute, or 90 revolutions per minute (counting one leg).  Suunto uses...

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Avoiding the Summer Slump

We often see athletes that go into the spring super fit after a long winter of consistent training. They often don’t feel ready for that first race but end up doing well and are super excited about the rest of the season, only to end...

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Prepping for Early Season Races

By now, hopefully you’ve gotten in some quality training and reached some winter training goals. Your race schedule should be pretty much nailed down and perhaps you’ve even gotten in a race or two or maybe your first race is coming up quick. It takes...

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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN: BILLAT INTERVALS

Here is a closer look at an old but new, alternative interval workout that satisfies many of the criteria for improving endurance performance and has been scientifically proven effective over and over again for the past 20 years (and in practice for decades before).  This workout...

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Interesting vs. Effective

Too often athletes and coaches try to make workouts interesting at the expense of effectiveness.  Roughly 80% of training should be sustained low to moderate intensity, so these workouts don’t need to be dressed up with all sorts of variation in intensity.  For the other...

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Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Right now, many athletes are taking stock of their current fitness and coming up with a plan to prepare for the 2019 season. This often means setting goals which is a topic we have covered numerous times in the past. Maybe you have kept up...

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Growth Mindset

In the past few years I have given several talks about the importance of failure as a vital component of success.  My story of becoming XTERRA World Champion at age 37 on my 15th try was not a direct line of achievement but a series...

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