Guest Blogger

About Guest Blogger

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Guest Blogger has created 87 entries.

Lighter is Faster but Hotter is Slower

New Blog from Guest Blogger Libby- Lighter is Faster but Hotter is Slower
By |June 21st, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 16

Bridget's Weekly Running Recipe- Zucchini Ribbons with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
By |June 17th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off

The Art of the Track Workout

New Blog Post from Running Ambassador Nick Cifuentes
By |June 15th, 2011|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off

Gimme a Break

New Blog Post from Guest Blogger Libby: Gimme a Break!...
By |June 14th, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 15

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Heirloom Tomatoe Salad...
By |June 10th, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Halfing it All

New Blog Post from Ambassador Page: Halfing it!...
By |June 8th, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Milestones – 8 Weeks to Race Day

Guest Blog Post: Milestones – 8 Weeks to Race Day...
By |June 7th, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 14

Weekly Running Recipe- Shaking Beef with Rice Sticks...
By |June 6th, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off

Living, Breathing the Marathon Training

Last week’s recap: I ran 31 miles. This was my 2nd stepback week before I jump up my long run again. I took 2 weeks stepback after my first 20-mile run so that I could start a pretty intense strength training workout program. I needed some time to adjust.

Giving the Marathon the Time It Deserves

The past couple weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the time that goes into marathon training. It was even recently the focus of an upcoming article I wrote for a regional running magazine in which I regularly have a column. A lot of training program dropouts and injuries really come from a lack of understanding, and then sometimes a lack of acceptance, of the time that’s required to properly train for a marathon.

Time Investment for the Workouts

Many marathon training programs start in the early weeks with about 30 miles a week and end before a few weeks taper with a couple weeks at 50+ miles a week. This is way more feasible at a faster pace. An 8-minute miler needs to devote a total of 6 hours, 40 minutes to running 50 miles in one week. However, a 13-minute miler (my long run pace) has to invest 10 hours, 50 minutes to achieve the same number of miles. Most people who count themselves as 8-minute milers really race at 8 minutes per mile. This means those people should still be doing their basebuilding runs and long runs at a slower pace, maybe 9-11 minutes per mile. So sometimes I think this is a place people who feel pressed for time compromise on, because finishing each run 20-30 minutes faster certainly sounds attractive in the short term.

And then you […]

By |May 31st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Helpful Hints for Pace Groups

Helpful Hints for Pace Groups
By |May 25th, 2011|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off