Podcast 019 – Rory Fraser on Nike, running and books

Rory Fraser is a 13:24 5k runner who ran that time while holding down a demanding job with Nike.  In this video he discuses the club system in the UK, as well as his favorite book, The Perfect Distance.  We were fortunate to have Rory with us at the Boulder Running Camps this summer –…

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Podcast 018 – Adam Kedge on Team Culture

In this video Adam Kedge of Albuquerque Academy talks about building a team culture.  Adam has been named the national cross country coach of the year and his boys team his finished third at the Nike Cross Nationals.  If you have time, check out this article Adam wrote two years ago on advice he would…

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Podcast 17 – Patrick Wales-Dinan on Burnout

Patrick Wales-Dinan is an integral part of the Boulder Running Camps, during which this video was shot.  He’s the distance coach at Long Beach State (NCAA Division I) and he has also coached at Duke and Williams College (NCAA Division III).  In this video Patrick shares his thoughts on burnout, an important topic for serious…

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Podcast 016 – Jim Ryun on High School four-minute milers

Jim Ryun, former world record holder in the mile gives us his thoughts on high school athletes attempting to break the four-minute mile.

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Coach Mike Kerley – 25 boys under 5:00

I’m really lucky to have coaches like Mike Kerley of Stake Jesuit high school bring athletes all of the way from Houston to the Boulder Running Camps. He’s a creative coach and uses things like pool running to help his athletes run faster. But the proof is in the pudding – he has two young…

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Should Runners go to the Weight Room? Part 1

The first thing we need to acknowledge is that in training athletes to become the best runners they can be there are “Many Roads to Rome.” That said, I’m a firm believer that runners should do non-running exercises if they want to to run faster. If you improve your General Strength and Mobility (GSM) you…

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General Strength for Young Track Athletes

I received the following comment on facebook after posting a video of a very challenging General Strength routine called Core H (video). Great core work out. How much recovery time should a 15 year old take between workouts? The 15 year old has been training 6 days a week with his high school cross country…

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“I want to run faster.”

The goal of this blog is to help athletes run faster. It’s that simple. Most of the posts are educational and intended to help individuals and coaches broaden their training knowledge, then apply that knowledge to their unique training environment and training parameters. Only a handful of the recommendations on this site fit all runners:…

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