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Barefoot, minimal, drop, stack … we sort out terminology confusion

February 7, 2012

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As the barefoot/minimal movement shifts from trend to acceptance, it is becoming just one of many choices for consumers. Adventure Network + Total Fitness Network took a look at a couple of new studies on the now-mainstream trend as well as some background in a story on. Click here to read that story, one of […]

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Barefoot running: Is it good, bad … or who knows?

January 31, 2012

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Ever since the mainstream running world went bonkers over barefoot running about three years ago, it’s become de rigueur to slim down footwear or even shed shoes completely – sometimes without thinking about training, education or considering whether it’s the best thing to do. Forget springs, cushions, gels, foams or all that jazz that was […]

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Ask The Coach TV: Treadmill tip to help you run the pace you want outdoors

January 27, 2012

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In this new Ask The Coach TV episode, Michael learns what he needs to do in order to be able to run the 6 minute miles he can manage on a treadmill, outdoors.

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We resolve to help you train for your first successful 5k

January 15, 2012

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It’s that time of year, the one where you realize you made a number of New Year’s Resolutions and a few weeks later you’re still thinking about how to accomplish what you resolved. If you are like many people, we lay money one of those resolutions involved weight loss and/or fitness. Maybe you already signed […]

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Treadmill Training: A time and a place

November 23, 2011

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There isn’t a trail out there that I don’t love. Dirt, rocks, stream crossings, mud, big grunting climbs, you name it, I’m in. Guess what? I also love the treadmill (and other indoor workout equipment). Gasp! Yup, and I’ll admit it too. Someone can love and appreciate both, and taking advantage of both can help […]

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Exercise Afterburn: Calories keep churnin’ and burnin’ after the sweating stops

September 7, 2011

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Your workout is over. You’re back at your desk or at home carrying on with life, you know, making dinner, pushing papers, or trying to get the kids to eat their broccoli. However, your body — silently, efficiently, perhaps slyly — is still burning calories. Even after most exercise is over, calories continue to get […]

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Keep the Pace: Learn to be the ideal ultra marathon pacer

May 25, 2011

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As an ultra marathon pacer I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me when the runner I was set to pace for during the 2007 Western States 100 was  more than an hour late getting to our designated pickup point. I waited for her at Bath Road, a quiet way […]

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Your Next 5K – Wanna Little Speed?

May 3, 2011

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Add a few more intervals and more miles Here you go, you’re hooked now. You feel the need for a little more speed, and maybe you’re sizing up the race results and want to see your name climb a little higher. First thing you have to do is pick a race in the future that […]

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