With running in the air, the marathon THIS WEEKEND, and a big rest of 2014 coming up, here is a post about one playlist in particular that I see as LEGAL performance enhancement... or PEP if you will (Performance Enhancing Playlists). Check it out, read my thoughts on WHY I believe this helps my training runs, and see how you might create your own PEPs!
Next Endurance Program will begin 10/20:
Let me know if anyone has questions!
Simple enough, if you train, you can probably do more cleans... here are 3 good reasons why (unless you recently finished Top 20 in the Crossfit Games or PR'd in an Olympic Weight Lifting meet, then you can take a break from cleans... but only then... and only for a little).
All photo credits: my awesome mom
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. Good article with some Triathlon-Specific movements included.
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.