Stop trusting a calculator

I love online calculators because they provide some great insights into comparable performances at various distances.  But like any useful tool, you have to know how to use the tool if you want it to work for you.  Let me give you two examples, both using a half marathon time, showing how a calculator can…

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Stop undervaluing the Long Run

It’s easy to blow off the weekly long run when you hear that running at your threshold pace is the best way to develop the aerobic metabolism.  There are numerous studies that show this to be true.  But the long run is part of the recipe for all elite runners and should be a part…

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Stop focusing on numbers and instead focus on the process

This is pretty simple: Be process oriented, not outcome oriented.  Be focused on becoming a better runner each month, each week, each day, and each mile.  Do that, and the race results will take care of themselves. Should you want to PR every few months?  Yes.  But the only way that is going to happen…

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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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