Archive for the Training Category

A Comparison of Marathon Training Plans

A Comparison of Marathon Training Plans

I’ve come across the running resource site below, www.fellrnr.com, several times within the past year. Today, I was perusing the site and wanted to make note of the information it had on marathon training plans. It’s my goal to get a sub-4 hour marathon for my next […]

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March Update: Training Funk

Unfortunately, training has not been going as planned due to being out of town for a week for work. I was doing well until about February 24th. From Sunday, February 26th, until Friday, March 3rd, I was teaching at a conference at for my job. The days […]

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I’ve Got the Power! (Virtual)

Until recently, I was not a big fan of indoor cycling. I had a cheap (but highly rated) magnetic trainer, and absolutely loathed 45+ minute workouts. My usual routine was to delay and stall the actual workout as long as possible, then when I finally start the […]

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How much salt do you need while running?

Are salt tablets needed when running 2+ hour events? This is a question that I ask myself often. In my first & only marathon in April 2014 (high heat and humidity), I suffered major leg cramps around mile 18, and had to power through to finish the marathon. […]

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Prevent Running Injuries with Better Form

For the last few runs I’ve had, I noticed some highly unusual pain along the left side of my leg around my knee area. I’ve never had any knee-related issues when running. So as any sane person would assume, I feared that I must need a total […]

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Braking

Another great article from http://totalwomenscycling.com Remember the back brake is for regulating speed and the front for really stopping. If the junction is clear then you may not need to use the front, just dragging the back brake. If there is traffic or its tighter than you […]

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How to use your gears efficiently

I’m still learning how to become an effective cyclist. I currently don’t have any method or technique for gear switching and cadence. However, after a Google search, I came across a great article from http://totalwomenscycling.com on how to use your gears effectively. See some highlights below. 1. […]

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