Not your typical race report, but a great lesson in how even someone immersed in the world of strength training can get sucked into the endurance trap... but can be saved by the right people.
Amazing what you can learn when you pay attention to your own personal evolutions. I have been noticing some big changes in the way I ride my bike, and here are some major reasons WHY!
This was a fun definition of a Recovery Ride from last season. It's fun to go back and see what I was thinking about in training, and seeing how I've attacked it this year.
It was the final night at the NYRR Speed Series and a beautiful night to put a test to overall to some speed endurance running that I've been really practicing. With a good group of athletes and friends, I trekked it out to Randall's Island and what ensued is always worth the travel....
Concepts that will never get old or reduce in importance. There is no progress or success without proper nutrition and fueling, and that means more than what you eat after you train. Here are 3 QUICK items to consider.
True development comes from learning and moving forward. A great and beautiful moment on the life-long endurance journey and some final thoughts about the event and how to progress from St. George 70.3.
Some thoughts and re-caps on the CFSBK season thus far, and learnings from our 15k in preparation for the Brooklyn Half Marathon.
With 2014 races in our scopes and fitness building up, take a moment to learn and train the most important part of each event you train for... your brain.
All 4 sessions we did over the last 2 weeks, and it fit together really well and for those who were committed enough to come to all 4 sessions, I really feel like it was a great progression and can truly give a SPARK to an athlete's fitness and running form.
One of my favorite techniques in opening up new ranges in your shoulder. Please excuse the first 10 seconds of the video, I am too inept to figure out how to edit that haha.
Understanding the importance of recovery and when to lay down the gas pedal can be the difference between training success or getting stuffed by the "Brick Wall."
A good session to work on leg strength and endurance specific to running.
A classic Treadmill session that I've taught several times at EQUINOX
Being Truly Involved in your Training: A lesson in active participation for coaches and athletes alike.
Today's TreadTrain session if you need a treadmill run!
"When people say that I really can't do things, that's when I kick it into a different gear and try to show them that they are wrong."
I've always liked this kid, and I say kid because I remember watching him skateboard at age 13 lol. This was a clip in preparation for the X-Games, but I just must believe that he is even more amped for the Olympics again.
Anytime someone is this passionate and committed, you just know good things will come of it. This guy motivates me... how about you?
Just did a few fun running benchmarks with Megan at the Indoor Track today.
100m - 17.4 seconds
400m - 1:20.4 seconds
800m - 2:51.0 seconds
As we discussed, first really track work of the year felt pretty heavy, but hey, got have data to get RESULTS!!!! Plus, the indoor track can be a doozy sometimes.
Starting off 2014 with some new goals of building stronger legs on the bike, and just having some fun by doing a light run off.
It has been a pretty on-going struggle in my life, where and how do I get awesome coffee. As a true addict I feel an obligation to share my experiences and trials and tribulations with perfecting the science.
The fundamental skill here is having strong legs on the bike, and then hopping off of a closed hip angle into a nice and light (yet powerful run).