A Quick Review of My Boston Marathon Goal

For those of you that don’t know my pursuit of the Boston Marathon started all the way back on June 1, 2009 when I began my training for the Portland Marathon.  I set out with the goal of qualifying for Boston on my first attempt, not really sure if I could do it or not.  […]

If We Could ask Santa for Anything to Help us Run Better it Would be………

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Scott Olson – When we began discussing this topic the first thing that popped into my head was speed. I miss being able to run fast. I remember what it felt like to really be able to open up and hit that top gear and just cruise for a bit. I had a few glimpses […]

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Parachutes: How to incorporate them into Sprint Training

Parachutes can be a great tool to enhance aspects of your sprinting stride when used correctly. The idea of the parachute is simply to add outside resistance in opposition to your forward inertia that will force you to recruit a greater number of muscle fibers in your hips to initiate your stride. They are just […]

Do you tighten up when you run; Part 2

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This is one of my favorite running videos. This is a great example of one specific runner, Jeremy Wariner, who has the efficiency in his muscular system that enables him to maintain a smooth, powerful stride even while other runners lose their form near the end of a race. Wariner is the 3rd runner in […]

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Training Tip #1; Use Stairs to Build a More Powerful Stride

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TRAINING TIP #1 THERE IS MORE TO DO THAN JUST RUN ON STAIRS Stairs are typically used as a way to increase knee drive and many runners will occasionally run on them. We wanted to show you some additional moves to use while at a stadium or around stairs that can help increase your power […]

Hood to Coast Teams Announced and…….. We are in!

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We are extremely excited to announce that in our first attempt we have been accepted as one of the 1,000 teams for the 29th Annual Hood to Coast Relay to be held in August of 2010. There were nearly 2,000 entires this year and for the 12th straight year they filled all 1,000 open spots […]

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Do you tighten up when you run?

How many of you find that when you are running for a while, you begin to lose your form? Your shoulders and neck begin to tighten up, you begin to arch your lower back, and all your muscles are straining, trying to fight fatigue that seems to be slowing you down. I knew this feeling well, […]

What are the Best Upper Body Moves for Runners Part #1

This may surprise you but we think that running all comes down to efficiency. Ok maybe that does not surprise you but we do wonder why so many programs think that laying on your back pressing a barbell off your chest is somehow going to impact your running. What you will hear is, well doing […]

Dorsiflexion in Sprinting

Dorsiflexion is the action of the ankle joint that brings the dorsal, or top region, of the foot upward towards your body. Flexion of the ankle or foot is another term commonly used to refer to dorsiflexion. The action is opposite of plantar-flexion, which is pointing the toes downward and extending the ankle. The primary muscles […]

Proper Running Form and Muscular Efficiency

If you have already read about our 4 laws of training then you have an idea of what our training system is all about. If you have not read them yet we recommend you check them out first. Either way here is our take on running form and how to train for it. Wherever you […]

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