Recovery: Taking A Break to Run Faster

Recovery: Taking A Break to Run Faster

Those chairs look comfortable. That lake looks serene. Can you believe that relaxing there can keep you fit?When I began coaching middle school cross country the young athletes were always ramped up and ready to go. No matter what type of run I gave them at practice, they hit the trail full speed ahead. Pushing as hard and as fast as their legs would carry them. As a coach, it was great to see the enthusiasm and work ethic. But at the same time I knew they were neglecting a key part of … [Read more...]

Rotary GlobalRun4Water Race Preview

Rotary GlobalRun4Water Race Preview

The GlobalRun4Water is just a month away! We want you to join us on September 27th to support Rotary District 7710's GlobalRun4Water! Each year this race raises money to help Rotarians build wells or supply clean water sources to rural or impoverished towns and schools around the world. For those people, having a safe, clean source of water for drinking, cooking, and bathing can be life changing, if not life saving.This Year's New Project: ($2000) for funding to help provide a water system … [Read more...]

Tempo Runs: The Missing Piece

Tempo Runs: The Missing Piece

Possibly the most overlooked type of training runs are tempo runs.We are all familiar with the long run, needed to strengthen the legs. And interval training helps us increase our oxygen intake, known as our VO2 max. Tempo runs lay in between the standard long run and speedwork (intervals). Many runners overlook temp runs because they are either focused on running fast for intervals or slow for recovering on the long run.If done right, though, tempo runs are one of the most important … [Read more...]