Runblogger’s Blogroll

  • How Donating Blood Impacts Your Training and Racing (And 4 Strategies to Mitigate the Impact)
    There’s not much that’s more essential to your running (and your life) than your blood. The more oxygen-carrying power your blood has, the faster you can run. Without enough oxygen, your body is quickly plunged into acidosis, the deep burning sensation in your legs that you feel at the end... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-02
  • How to Get Better at Racing: An Interview With 1983 Boston Marathon Champ Greg Meyer
    Most runners and coaches would agree that there is a big difference between running a hard workout and running a race. And as we’ve talked about before, racing is a skill. The better you can get at learning to push yourself at the right moments, the better you’ll race. One... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-27
  • The Importance of Setting the Right Race Time Goal (and How to Find Yours)
    You’ve picked out the race, booked your hotel, and confirmed your flights. Everything is ready to go for your next big race. Now it’s time to set a time goal so you can get training! If you’re like most runners I coach, picking your goal time is a somewhat arbitrary... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-25
  • Train the Movement, not the Muscle
    Developing Stability & Strength in Runners As many readers will already know, my personal sporting success came long before I developed an interest in endurance sports and running in particular. For a number of years I played Rugby Union full-time: a sport where we as players become somewhat obsessed with... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-08-22
  • What Supplements Should You be Taking as a Runner
    One of the more common questions I get asked is “what supplements should I be taking as a runner”. Almost immediately, that question is followed by something along the lines of… I saw this add for x product. It claims to [insert crazy claim here (eliminate lactic acid, improve recovery,... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Transrockies-Run: Stage 6
     Pepsico TransRockies Run Stage 6 – Vail to Beaver Creek – 20.9 miles/4,900 feet of elevation gain Stage 6 features a 20.9 mile route from Vail to Beaver Creek with 4900 feet of elevation gain.This route runs from the start in Vail Village on pavement, uses an overpass to cross the... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-18
  • The 5 Recovery Mistakes You’re Making That Are Hampering Your Recovery From Hard Workouts
    Recovery is one of the most important elements of training. In fact, I’d argue it’s even more important than the hard workouts you do. Without recovery, training is just wasted time with no opportunity to actually improve. It’s no wonder then that runners focus, or should be focusing, so much... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-18
  • Transrockies Run Stage 5
    Pepsico Transrockies Run Stage 5 – Red Cliff to Vail – 23.8 miles/4,100 feet of elevation gain From Red Cliff you start with almost 8 miles on dirt road climbing moderately to Checkpoint 1. From there you enter singletrack through the forest with several steep climbs and descents until you come... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-17
  • Transrockies Run Stage 4
    Route Details Stage 4 – Camp Hale to Red Cliff – 14.2 miles/2,800 feet of elevation gain Like Stage 2, stage 4 is short and steep, although it tops out a little lower, at 11,700 feet. Starting with a rolling run on gravel roads for about 2 miles, you start... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-15
  • Transrockies-Run Stage 3
    Pepsico Transrockies Run Stage 3 – Leadville to Camp Hale – 24.4 miles/2,700 feet of elevation gain Our longest stage, stage 3, has moderate elevation gain, with the largest climb out of the way early in the stage. After 2.5 miles on pavement out of Leadville, you start climbing steeply... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-14
  • How to Get the Benefits of Altitude Training (Without Going to Altitude)
    If you follow elite running news, you’re sure to hear plenty about the high-altitude training camps around the world that are frequented by top runners between races. Places like Flagstaff, Arizona, St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Iten, Kenya all have a few things in common: they’re situated at high altitudes, they... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-14
  • Transrockies-Run Stage 2
    Stage 2: Vicksburg to Twin Lakes – 13.3 miles, 3,250 feet elevation gain Buses depart for stage 2 start in Vicksburg at 6:45 AM. The bus ride is approx. 30 minutes. Starting from Vicksburg, not far from the turnaround of the Leadville Trail 100, you start climbing gently on gravel... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-13
  • A Sneak Peak at What it Takes to Organize one of the World’s Largest Races
    If you’re like me, then I know you’ve thought and wondered about what goes on behind the scenes at the races that we run besides the actual running. What do those huge entry fees go towards? How about the expo and the sponsors? What kind of logistics does it take... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-13
  • Transrockies-Run Stage 1: Buena Vista to RailRoad Bridge
    Stage 1 – Transrockies run Buena Vista to Railroad Bridge – 21.0 Miles/2,500 feet of elevation gain Although starting at a relatively lower elevation and lacking the monster climbs of other stages, stage 1 has proven to be one of the toughest stages over the years since it is often... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-13
  • Stage 0 at the Transrockies Run
    Stage 0 – Buena Vista: Race Registration & Pre Race Meeting The Transrockies race started today in Buena Vista. The nervous excitement was palpable as we arrived. The town is tiny and kind of adorable (total population: 2,660). Packet pick up was held in the Buena Vista Heritage Museum. We... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-12
  • Why Doing Shin Exercises With a Theraband Won’t Help you Avoid Shin Splints
    Shin splints are perhaps the most common injury for beginner runners. Unfortunately, thanks to the constant spread of outdated information, the treatment for shin splints remains unhelpful. Stop me if you’ve tried this – ice, take some ibuprofen to reduce swelling, and grab the theraband to strengthen the shin muscle.... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-11
  • Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Review
    Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 Review The Good Thomas: The original Wave Sayonara was one of my favorite shoes last year, so it was smart of Mizuno not to change too much on the shoe. When I first got the Sayonara 2 I couldn’t even see the difference between the original... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-08
  • The North Face Ultra Smooth Road Shoe
    Introduction TNF Smooth Ultra pic from thenorthface.com It has been a bit difficult to post reviews lately since I've been so busy, but here I am on a Sunday morning... no plan to run (trying to relax a bit before I tackle the next week), only a little bit of... read more
    Source: Vagabond Running | Published on 2014-08-08
  • 3 Simple Ways to Take the Pressure Off Your Next “Big Race”
    Goal races at the end of a training segment define a certain timeline for many runners. Marathoners often spend months on a proper training build-up towards race day and become mentally and emotionally invested in the outcome of the goal race, which is often seen as the culminating result of... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-07
  • 6 Time-Tested Insights from Past and Current Elite Marathoners
    Some lessons in running span generations. This week we have another 2-part special with one of America’s best from the 1980s and a current rising star. Both will share the secret sauce to their success. More importantly, during the podcast you’ll get to hear and connect how their approaches to... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-06