Most runners utilize interval training, or alternating short and intense running intervals with recovery periods, to improve speed, endurance, motivation, and even to burn more fat in workouts. Running form drills are another method long utilized by track coaches to improve performance. These drills are increasingly popular among recreational runners to help decrease injuries from technique. But Read more about Form Running or Interval Training- Which is More Effective?[…]
Running economy has been called the “secret” to running faster and farther in a race. It’s basically how efficiently your body uses oxygen. Think of two runners in a race, neck-and-neck during the last mile. One runner is breathing normally and the other is gasping for air. The runner who isn’t sucking wind has the Read more about What is Running Economy and Does Stretching Improve it?[…]
Ever wondered how to take your soccer skills to the next level? Footskills and tactical training are important, but adding plyometrics and sprint training give you the explosiveness to beat a defender to the ball. This week’s study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning shows the effect of this training on youth soccer players. Read more about Research Roundup: Improve Your Soccer Performance With Plyometrics and Sprint Training[…]
The glutes- everyone’s favorite muscle. Let’s be honest- there’s no song called “I like big calves and I cannot lie.” Or “All about that neck” (no treble!). But strong glutes don’t just look nice in jeans- they prevent injury, improve performance, and increase running speed. Sadly, for the amount of attention we give our Read more about Research Roundup: All About the Glutes[…]
Need some music inspiration for tomorrow’s race? Here’s my playlist to get you through 26.2 miles… take a few songs out if you only need enough for 13.1. Either way- good luck tomorrow!