Runblogger’s Blogroll

  • What You Need to Know About Kinesiology Tape for Runners
    As a runner, chances are you are already familiar with kinesiology tape and may well have personal experience regarding its use. For the unacquainted, we are talking about the typically brightly coloured tape that is often seen adorning the limbs of both recreational and professional athletes in an attempt to... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • How Much Do You Really Need to Improve Running Form?
      In this new episode of the video blog (check out all the videos here), I discuss a topic that we address early on in our coaching workshops: the concept of ‘Minimum Effective Change’. While I spend a LOT of time talking about running form, it’s important to appreciate how... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Brooks Glycerin 13 Review
    If you are looking for a review that compares the Brooks Glycerin 13 to previous versions of the Glycerin, this isn’t the review for you. We haven’t run in any Brooks shoes in nearly 3 years. It isn’t that we have anything against Brooks, it is simply that they haven’t sent us... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Is the Secret to Running Injury Free Foot Core?
    When you think of core exercises, what comes to mind? Probably sit-ups, planks, and back extensions. If you’re really on top of your game, you might be picturing side leg lifts, the glute bridge, and other hip strength exercises, because you know that hip weakness been connected with a litany... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • How to Plan Your Racing Schedule for Success
    When it comes to racing, there seem to be two types of runners; those who race often, competing in many marathons a year, thinking about their next race before they have even made it out the finishing chute of the last, and spending most of their training time recovering from... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 6 Months Out: Then and Now
    With six months to go until my 3rd marathon at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon, I thought it would be fun to look back at the last time I was six months away from running Houston. It was July 2013, and I was a much different runner. 2013 Year-to-Date Mileage... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • How to Run Like an Olympian in the Pool
    You knew in your heart something was wrong. You knew that pain was not the kind of pain you could run through, but you pushed it aside and kept going. Soon you were in the doctors office, and they said the one word you hoped they would not say, rest.... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Treadmill Pyramid Session for Stronger Running
      In this episode of my new vlog (check out all the videos here), I describe one of my favourite treadmill sessions. Generally speaking, I’m not the biggest fan of treadmill running. That said, I’m also a realist, and I appreciate that for some runners, occasionally circumstances dictate that a... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Do Runners have a Free Pass for Unhealthy Eating?
    When trying to lose weight, what is the first form of exercise that comes to mind for most? If you said running, you would be correct. As runners we are proud of our sport, and we love to reap the rewards of our hard training and dedication to getting faster... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Are Larger Runners More Prone to Injury?
    I had a great chat with Competitor Magazine recently about just this question. If you’d like to know the rest of our conversation, take a look at the jump. Take home – weight is WHAT you are made of. If that weight is predominantly well-trained and functioning tissue (lean body... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Why You Need to Take Care of Your Runner’s Knee NOW
    When something hurts, and is coming in the way of you and your running goals, you are looking for any kind of solution that could make it go away. We know how you feel, and that is why so many of our posts provide such specific recommendations on common running... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Run Uphill Easier & Faster: Example Session & Coaching Cues
      I always maintain that hill running is one of the biggest ban g for your buck forms of training for runners. It helps athletes build strength-endurance and speed brilliantly. However, as with everything, your results depend specifically on your execution. If you perform hill reps with great form, the... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Runner’s Knee or Something Else?
    When it comes to running injuries, Runner’s Knee (aka PFS or Patellofemoral Syndrome) is easily one of the most common. It’s also one of the most commonly overused diagnoses as anything in the front of the knee gets lumped into that PFS group. That’s why in this video I go... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Piriformis Syndrome: What Runners Need to Know
      Quite some time ago now I posted one of my favourite stretches for runners to ease the often painful symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome. In the new video above, I discuss some of the common causes of Piriformis Syndrome in runners, as well as the importance of addressing the root... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • June 2015 Training Update – The Suck
    Last October, I wrote a post entitled “Surviving the Wastelands” that touched on the difficulty that I had transitioning between being a weight-loss jogger to a marathoner. This year, I’m facing a new kind of wasteland that my coach, Steve Sisson, has entitled “The Suck.” What is “The Suck” you... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Boston Marathon Recap
    It’s been really hard for me to write this post, because I honestly haven’t known quite how I feel about my experience yet. Let’s just start with the facts: 1. I ran THE Boston Marathon. 2. I set a personal record by over 4 minutes with a finishing time of... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Shoulder Solid – Improve your posture on the bike
    You pedal with your legs, but your shoulders and core drive the front end, and deserve some respect too. In this video, Jay Dicharry and Lindsey Voreis will teach you why posture and shoulder position are critical to keep you solid on the bike.... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 1 Week to Boston!
    This post is the eighth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  With a week left to the Boston Marathon, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who played a part in getting me to this point. I’ve... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 2 Weeks to Boston!
    This post is the seventh in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  Finally! We’ve made it to taper! All of last week’s semantics aside, I am so relieved to be hitting this phase of training. And it couldn’t have... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 3 Weeks to Boston!
    This post is the sixth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  Three. Count them. Three weeks to the Boston Marathon. Now we unofficially start the taper through to the homestretch. I’ll still be shooting for full volume this... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01