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Workout Wednesday – What Goes Up …

I know how much you love hills! Pushing yourself up the hill to build that strength and endurance that only a hill workout can give you is FUN! In reality, you are sweating profusely and cursing Coach Jeremy. Trust me, I feel your pain.

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Workout Wednesday – A fartlek by any other name …

As you know by now, “fartlek” is one of my favorite vocabulary words. Several of the athletes I am currently training for upcoming marathons have seen a lot of this word recently on their workout calendars. As I was thinking about and planning their upcoming workouts, I remembered a challenging workout that Calum Neff shared with me a while back.

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Workout Wednesday – Jump Rope Fun!

This week’s Workout Wednesday is a full body plyometric workout that can help with your overall conditioning, coordination and cadence. You will need a jump rope and a towel (I was sweating like a pig after this one). I purchased my jump ropes from CrossRope.com, but any rope will do.

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Workout Wednesday – Cadence

A runner’s cadence is the number of strides in a minute. Having a quicker cadence can help to improve running form and prevent injury.

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Workout Wednesday – Who Fartlek’d?

Admit it, you laugh when you read the word "fartlek". I don't, because I am a professional running coach. Who am I kidding? FARTlek! HAHAHA! "What is a fartlek?" you ask? Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous...

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Connor’s Corner – Boston Marathon Recap

My Boston Experience Boston 2017 was amazing! I loved seeing all the cool sights and the outrageous runners. Every day was a new experience! We ate good food, ran super well, and saw so many amazing things! The 5k was a really good experience! We talked to Mike...

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2017 Boston Marathon Race Recap & More!

I have written race recaps for the Boston Marathon twice now. (2015 Recap, 2016 Recap) This year was my third year and not a whole lot changes when recapping the race. Lots of runners. Awesome spectator support. Heartbreak Hill ... ugh. My time was 3:14:35. The...

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Workout Wednesday – Hill Fun!

HILL FUN! Hill workouts are great for building strength, VO2 Max, and, of course, improving your efficiency running up hills. Trust me, you WILL encounter hills in races and in your daily training runs. Why not build up strength to make you stronger, faster and turn...

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Connor’s Corner – Going to Boston

Most of you know my dad loves to go to crazy places and do crazy things. One of his yearly trips is to Boston to do the Boston Marathon. Every year, I would have to study, read, and do all those boring things at school while my dad was running and having fun in...

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Workout Wednesday – Yasso 800’s

With less than a week to go before the Boston Marathon, I figured I would toss out a great workout that I use to help determine overall fitness and gauges marathon goal pace. This is a workout I did weeks ago and was very pleased with the results. Yasso 800's. Named...

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