Monthly Archives: June 2014


Hydration

I once had a younger competitor ask me to watch his pre-race routine to see where he was going wrong. The young man told me that he would always get horrible side-aches that would destroy his races or even make him drop out. He hoped that simply rethinking his warm […]

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Race Day Preparation

As the weather starts to warm up (save Sunday’s ice storm…) and training becomes more manageable, you are probably starting to focus on a few training goals and races. Selecting a race usually isn’t too difficult. We pick races based on proximity, goals, and usually our training background, though sometimes […]

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Intervals, Tempos and Fartlek, Oh My!

With the weather finally starting to heat up in Blue Grass Country it is a good time to start discussing some of the harder sessions you may encounter or have been completing. Despite many people being familiar with the names of typical endurance workouts, most don’t know how to implement […]

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The Long Run: How Long and How Fast?

In training, whether for the Shamrock Shuffle 3K or the Flying Pig Marathon, we should all be doing long runs. A long run is just like it sounds, a run that is longer than your typical, daily running effort. While there is some debate as to how often you should […]

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Increasing Race Distance, Can I Do That?!

So you’ve just completed your first 5K, 10K, or half-marathon. Nice work! Now… what’s next? Many people look toward their next racing distance to tackle but are uncertain whether they will be able to handle the new distance or training load. The unknowns are maddening but with the right preparation […]

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