2014 Running Bracket Challenge

Okay. This is pretty simple. You fill out the bracket below, you join the newsletter list and if you get the Final Four correct then you get the $77 Boulder Running Clinics package for free. You have to finish by tomorrow night. We’re going on the honor system here – you fill out a bracket…

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Stop deceiving yourself and find 15 minutes a day to devote to training

I firmly believe that every day you run, you need to do the Lunge Matrix before the run, and you need to do some GSM or some AIF after the run.  So if you’re an adult and you have 60 minutes to work out, I’m saying you should run for 45 minutes, while allotting yourself…

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Podcast 026 – Dr. Mike Dedekian

So happy to have Dr. Mike Dedekian on the podcast talking about the endocrine system.  This is an insightful podcast on a topic that most runners know is important but few understand. Dr. Dedekian’s reach into the world of childhood obesity prevention can be found here at LetsGo.org. As always, you can subscribe to the…

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Stop using the term “base”

When I think of the term base, I think of GI Joes, snow forts, and Rob Bass and DJ EZE Rock. Stop using the term base and start using the term “foundation.” Why? Because “base training,” “base building,” “base phase,” and doing “base miles” all refer to training where you put in solid mileage. You…

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Stop using the term “Speed Work”

A little background to begin. My copy of Jim Collins’s book Good to Great is marked up – in three different colors of ink – and is easily one of the 10 most influential books in my life. One of the small gems in the book is the idea of a “Stop Doing List.” Obviously…

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This blog post may not be for you – Part 1

If you read an article on Active.com on half marathon training and you have dreams of running in the Olympic Trials in the marathon you should ignore that advice.  That’s advice for the novice runner.  The flip side is if you are a novice runner and you try do the lifting of an Olympic Trials…

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How can I help you?

How can I help you? What are your running goals? What do you struggle with? What are the things that keep you from reaching your potential as a runner? What would help you enjoy the journey of being a a runner? Are there questions you have about training that you have yet to find the…

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Core X

I’m excited to share Core X with you.  The changes from Core H are simple.  Core X is half as long – 5 minutes rather than 10 minutes – and no crunches.  I trust Dr. Hansen’s opinion on core strength; at the 3:02 mark of this video he talks about why he doesn’t like crunches.…

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