Runblogger’s Blogroll

  • Can Altitude Masks Really Replicate Altitude Training?
    Wouldn’t it be great to get the benefits of living and training at altitude without having to uproot your entire life? One way to do that is with an altitude tent, which uses compressed nitrogen gas to thin the oxygen in the air to replicate high-altitude living in a tent-like... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-08
  • Can Altitude Masks Really Replicate Altitude Training?
    Wouldn’t it be great to get the benefits of living and training at altitude without having to uproot your entire life? One way to do that is with an altitude tent, which uses compressed nitrogen gas to thin the oxygen in the air to replicate high-altitude living in a tent-like... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-08
  • Mizuno Wave Kazan Review
    The Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe Review The Good Jenny: People always freak when a shoe company discontinues THEIR SHOE. I’m sure Ascend lovers were skeptical when Mizuno decided to rid their line of it (along with like 5 others this year!). What replaced the Ascend were two trail... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-09-06
  • Kenyan Running Drills in Slow Motion: Warm-Up Routine
    I was going through some of our archived video footage last night when I came across this slow motion footage recorded by Neil Scholes during his time with the Kenyan Olympic Team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Neil recorded a number of their simple warm-up drills ahead of a... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-09-05
  • 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 1970-01-01
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2014 Endurance Summit
    What happens when you get a lot of different people in a room to talk about performance and injury? You open up your brain and learn. Check out my discussion with Manny Argon, director of the 2014 Endurance Summit. And yes, its free!   Happy day to all!... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-08-05
  • Mark Allen talks about Building an Aerobic Base
    I’m sure it’s no coincidence that while I’m currently reading Matt Fitzgerald’s “Iron War”, I stumble upon this insightful video from Ironman legend Mark Allen… In this excerpt from The Art and Science of Triathlon lecture series, Mark discusses the importance of, and rationale behind building an aerobic base first,... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-08-04
  • Shoe Review – Hoka Huaka
    Hoka always has funny names for their shoe models.  This new one is no exception.  It is not pronounced "Who-A-Ka", but rather "Waaka".  So lets just get this out of the way right now:Photo Credit - Muppet.Wikia.comWaaka Waaka Waaka!!!  There.  You were all thinking it, now I've just said it. ... read more
    Source: Biker Nate | Published on 2014-08-02
  • Maintain Running Cadence Under Fatigue on Race Day
    There are so many sources out there providing the standard technique advice of increasing running cadence (stride frequency) to help stop athletes from over striding, and amongst other things helping to increase in limb stiffness. Many of these sources suggest 180 strides per minute as being a good rule of... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-31
  • “Pushing Through the Ball” Cue for Active Stance in Running Gait
    Earlier today I found a useful video from John Foster at InformRunning.com describing and giving the rationale for a simple running technique cue: “Push through The Ball” …which is very different to landing on the ball of the foot. We’re not talking about contact pattern here. In his accompanying blog... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-21
  • Long Distance Running Technique Cues
    The Skill of Running Slowly With Great Form Recently I’ve been working with a real influx of Ultra runners, and athletes looking to progress to longer distance challenges (both running and triathlon) as well as those of course wanting to perform better over tried and tested distances. Given the nature... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-18
  • Want to win a sprint in the Tour de France? – here’s what it takes
    Power-to-weight ratio is all the buzz in cycling. Its been observed that certain “essential” numbers allow you to ride with a specific caliber of rider. For example, we’ve seen that top riders in the GC produce around 6.0 watts/kilo for sustained efforts of around 30 min. Well, Sprints are different.... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-07-15