I’ve been doing a lot of research and writing lately as I’ve got a series of articles I’m working on for Running Times online, so I thought I’d take a break from the heavy science based articles and running form and give you visual learners something slightly different. I’ve covered the topic of the importance of…

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I n the last post, I discussed the use of intervals in training and how intervals have been misconstrued to mean “anaerobic” training, no matter what.  That is not the case as it obviously depends on the manipulation of the interval workout.  The take away message was that you could manipulate at an interval workout…

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Perhaps the most interesting finding in Lieberman’s work is that it may not be so much the barefoot vs. shod but the footstrike that is the important part. Brefoot running allows for the footstrike to happen properly, so they are interconnected. Let’s leave behind injury prevention for a bit here and focus on speed. Is…

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I’m posting a strength endurance circuit of the HS guys that they did in the tail end of this past summer. The idea behind this kind of circuit is strength endurance development obviously. What we are trying to do in basic terms is to force fiber recruitment and extend the endurance of those fibers. The…

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First off, a big congrats and good luck to the HS kids. 3 of them are racing regionals next week and two came away with some significant PR’s this past weekend at the regional qualifier meet. Jeremy took 7 seconds off his PR to win in the 1600, going 4:14.18, while Ryan, only a soph,…

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To start with I’ll answer some of the questions I got on the topic: “What exactly is strength endurance?” I’ll go straight to my training guide notes for this one: “Strength endurance- preserving a high percentage of your strength. Increasing the ability to use a certain percentage of your maximum strength over a longer period…

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While most head to the beach for a nice relaxing or raucus week of fun, I headed home for a week of tough training. This was the last week before the outdoor season officially starts. Add in the fact that I had no school and you get a very tough week of work. I had…

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Strength Endurance Series: Part 1- Lydiard Got it wrong Part 2- How to Develop Strength Endurance Lydiard Got it Wrong. Arthur Lydiard is practically a god in the realm of distance training. He revolutionized training in countless ways and helped to bring performances to another. His placement on the Mount Rushmore of distance coaches is…

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