This is an excerpt from Dr. Richard Hansen‘s presentation “The Science of Training the Core with Practical Applications for Distance Runners” from the 08.03.13 Boulder Running Clinic. This was a great presentation by Dr. Hansen and this excerpt is just one nugget that he shared with the attendees. You can purchase the full videos later this month at BoulderRunningClinics.com.
Runners find joy in training. Here are two videos that prove the point. Snow and rain can’t keep serious runners from their quest to race faster.
…take the time to scroll through the second video – it’s worth it.
This is an important video will make you question the common approach to IT Band rehab. Part of Dr. Richard Hansen‘s presentation ”Endurance Training with an Injury Prevention Mindset” at the August, 3rd, 2013 Boulder Running Clinics.
I’m fortunate to know Dr. Jeff Messer. He’s a great coach and a unique mind in the running world. Here are his thoughts on ice baths for runners from his presentation, “Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Program Design” which he presented at the August 3rd, 2013, Boulder Running Clinics event. Dr. Messer’s full presentation, along with five other presentations, will be available for sale later this month at BoulderRunningClinics.com.
So you want to be a college track and field coach. Great. Here is some advice. Take it with a grain of salt.
Read Moneyball because it explains how athletic performance can be valued. Undervalued and overvalued. A good recruiter gets a lot of undervalued athletes on her team; when she thinks she can get an extremely good athlete on her team then she offers the biggest scholarship she can…which may not be a full-ride.
Take the best job that is offered to you. If that means you can be the head coach at a JUCO in the middle of Kansas, you should go there. If that means you can be a graduate assistant at a school who just made the NCAA Division I XC champs, yet you don’t like any of the grad programs the school offers, go there anyway.
Waiting for the cool NCAA Division I job is an exercise in self-deception. If they wanted you they would have hired you. They don’t want you and that’s why you’re reading a former college coach’s tumblr. Continue Reading →
G.S. stands for General Strength. You should have some General Strength and Mobility at the end of every run.
If you want to run faster, you should consider running more miles and running some of those miles at a higher intensity. Your life may or may not allow this. Be honest about the amount of training your life will allow.
I’m an advocate of running a hard and running a lot of miles. But to do those two things you need to be healthy. AIF and G.S. help you stay healthy.
Wow, it’s already March. Indoor track is coming to an end, Boston marathon runners are training hard and high school track practice is underway. Exciting time of year.
Haile Gebreselassie (The Greatest Distance Runner of All Time?) will now be a pacemaker. Is being a pacer important? ”Pacemaker is very important. The pacemaker is everything. For all 27 WR I ran, I needed a pacemaker.” Article here.
Have a great Sunday.
Mike Friedburg is a good friend and former University of Colorado teammate. He’s soulful, he’s sarcastic and he’s energetic. A great teammate.
He’s running the Leadville 100 this year, as is my friend and former teammate Zeke Tiernan. It will be great to see them both competing on the same day this August.
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