Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The answer to the question, "What is interval training?"

I've run up hills, run backwards (that's a sight) and logged countless long slow distance miles (LSD's).  But until I came across this video, I just didn't get what interval training was.

Thanks to this video from Olympian Carrie Tollefson I GET IT!

Thanks Carrie.

Until next time...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Breakfast in running today :(

I had breakfast with my friend Andrew this morning in Stayner.  It was a miserable day for running and with the foot injury still dragging on, it was a great way to start the weekend.  Plus I didn't want to get the Pumas dirty.

Andrew is in real estate and has a great affinity for social media so we had a lot in common to talk about.  We chatted about business, family and life in general but stayed away from religion and politics...that's why we've become such good friends.  And I found out the secret to understanding the British: it's their steely, disciplined way combined with a naively arrogant, yet understated assumption that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.  I understood that.  It's what got me through my first Reggae Marathon in 2009.

Oh, and the breakfast of 3 eggs sunny-side up with bacon, toast, hash browns served with and hot coffee (milk, 2 artificial sweeteners) was great too.

Until next time...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baby steps back to running

"Baby Steps".

First you pull yourself up and hold on gingerly to the coffee table.  Then slowly and not without a few falls you push off and take those first tentative baby steps.  That's how I felt last Saturday on the first really true spring day.  Of course they were in my new Puma Faas 500 running shoes and I have to tell you they were the most comfortable I have ever put on.  It should only be a couple of weeks before I head out for my first run in over 3 months.  I can hardly wait.

Until next time...

Friday, April 8, 2011

How Buster Martin runs marathons

Buster Martin:  drinking and smoking before, during and after running marathons.  There is a part of me...a very small part mind you...that envies what Buster Martin does when he runs. 

Until next time...

PS:  I am not endorsing this of course but what a story

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How to use hill running to build strength

Hill running hurts!  But man is it effective in building strength. Here is an excellent video that demonstrates a simple way to do it effectively

Until next time...

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