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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Running Gait Re-Education for Injury Rehab & Performance
    We all want to run faster – right? Typically we as a running community often use words like efficient and economical to describe what we perceive to be great running biomechanics, whether the variables in question are technique related, footwear based or other. From a biomechanical point of view, we can... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-05
  • New Balance MT110v2 shoe review
    Regular readers of this blog will know that I have had a love affair with the original NB MT110.  It was one of the most anticipated trail shoe and in most ways it didn't dissapoint.  It was an industry leader for a lightweight trail shoe and it is common knowledge... read more
    Source: Biker Nate | Published on 2014-07-04
  • The North Face S/S’14 Running Gear Review
    Wearing my TNF gear, yo. Introduction As much as I love reviewing shoes, I really like reviewing running apparel. You can have the most amazing shoes on your feet when you go out for a run, but if the apparel doesn’t feel right it can still make for a pretty... read more
    Source: Vagabond Running | Published on 2014-07-01
  • Skora Running Sale
    Quick reminder, folks! From June 25 to June 30, get 25% OFF all Skora Running shoes! Free shipping on orders over $90 + Bonus FREE Gift Card Offer. Click here for more details: http://goo.gl/r87rUD.  These are the shoes I've been running and racing in lately. I've put a lot of miles on the... read more
    Source: Vagabond Running | Published on 2014-06-29
  • Have 4 minutes? I tell Running Times how to improve your balance quick
    Balance is not static, its dynamic. And its best done in small doses throughout the day. And if you want a simple exercise that you can even do at work while you aren’t paying attention to your conference call, check out what I told Running Times here.  ... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-06-27
  • Swimming Tips? there’s more to it than just more yards
    Swimmers are fit. But so are other athletes. So why is it so hard for non-swimmers to be come proficient swimmers? Water is 10 times more dense than air. And moving through it efficiently requires finesse and excellent body position. Check out 7 Great tips for Swimmers from Men’s Health.... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-06-26
  • The Atlantic: Why aren’t running shoes preventing running injuries?
    Simple: there are lots of good shoes out there, and lot of them have a purpose….or rather a reason to be there.   But let’s be clear. Shoes don’t run. Runners run. And shoes are just part of the equipment that runners use to achieve their goal. The industry has... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-06-26