Have you ever watched the movie Cars? There is a part in the movie where Doc Hudson tells Lightning McQueen he must go left to go right. I always thought that was a genius lesson in the movie. Sometimes we have to do something that seems so illogical, but really will get us to our goal in the long run. Heart rate based run training reminds me of this very lesson.
I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training.
Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run scheduled and ...
You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?”
Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be aninefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole host of problems from shin splints, to knee, IT band, and hip ...
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I was selected as a nuun ambassador for 2017! I have been using their products since I started my marathon running in 2009 and I am proud to represent them.
However, I noticed an interesting thought pattern happen when I received the selection email. It’s interesting how sometimes when I am chosen for something or attain a goal, I notice self-limiting beliefs run through my head. Continue Reading →
We’ve all been there. A pound here, a pound there and pretty soon you’re up 20 lbs. + and feeling awful.
With more and more Americans leading busy on-the-go lifestyles and working desk jobs, it seems to be a common challenge. Rushing kids from here to there or working long hours, fast food and take are are easy, but not always healthy.
It’s the beginning of March, which means Spring is just around the corner. The days are getting longer and warmer weather is soon on it’s way. It also means that many well intended New Years Resolutions have either tumbled long ago or may have whispers left only soon to be forgotten by the months end.Continue Reading →
While at the Chicago Marathon Expo, I stopped at the booth Orig3n and learned about their cell repository and DNA testing services offered. They have 3 product lines: Lifecapsule, Lifeprofile, and Lifesystems. The service that I was really interested in was the Fitcode, which is under the Lifeprofile product ...
It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to heart rate training. What zone do I need to be in? What’s the best way to monitor my heart rate while I’m running? Here are my tips on getting started heart rate training!
Invest in a heart rate monitor (at the very least). Notice I did not say, “a garmin” or “an apple watch”. You don’t need anything fancy. All you need to monitor is where your heart rate is ...