Sunday Morning Reads 06.23.13

Good morning.

As many of you know I’m a fan of Matt Fitzgerald‘s book Run: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel.  A key point in that book is the role of the Central Governor in running. Here is an article from RunnerConnect on the subject and here is a post with two videos and several links from The Science of Sport.

If you are curious about how to race a 10k, here is an article I wrote for  Thrilling finish to the men’s 10k at the US champs this past week – read here.

And finally, here are some new thoughts on tapering written by Amby Burfoot.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Sunday Morning Reads 05.05.13

Good morning. Hope you’re well.

The first read is from Steve Magness. If you don’t understand the importance of stress and your training then you don’t fully understand training theory. It’s a great read.

Here is an article I wrote on mileage. Reader’s Digest version: The more the better, yet most working adults have a ceiling for the work they can do.

I’m about done with Matt Fitzegerlad‘s book “Run: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel” and I’ve loved every minute of it. Great read. Here is a great article by Matt on Pose Running and Chi Running and other topics. He’s fantastic…I think we need to do a podcast with him.

Final read this week is the blog of Macklin Chaffee, a 1,500m runner I coach. I like him, he’s talented and he’s working hard to become a better runner. He broke the 3:40 barrier (barley) this past weekend at Stanford. I feel confident that he can run faster as we’ve done very little race specificity work. He will enjoy some down time at sea-level, race a road race, then come back to Boulder for some serious training.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your Sunday.