I look at myself and my own programming as an ongoing experiment: how far can I push it? How much work can I do before I break down?
A quick update on my own training It's been an eventful first half of 2020 to say the least. I've experienced a lot of transitions - leaving my job and working for myself full-time, isolation into full quarantine, then moving. I went from planning on doing another race (13.1) and a meet in the fall… Continue reading Building my Running Base (for the first time)
Ever since finishing the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon, I’ve been thinking about one thing: how I could have done it better. Trained better, prepped better, planned better, raced better. On race day, I made a critical mistake by not warming up AT ALL before the gun went off (you can read all of my mishaps here).… Continue reading I’m Taking Warming Up and Cooling Down More Seriously: Here’s Why
Your core strength (and endurance) is always be the limiting factor in your athletic performance . When you start running longer or faster, you’ll notice that its your hips and abs that fatigue first, causing weird changes in your gait (and maybe even pain). Plus, from the lifting perspective, those legs can undoubtedly squat a lot more than your torso can hold upright. So core work it is!
Coming from a soccer background where running was usually the preferred choice of punishment, it’s hard to believe I’m saying this: distance running is probably my favorite mode of exercise. There’s a mindset you can reach when you get comfortable with running that I’ve never touched while training with weights. Some people call it a… Continue reading Movements for People Who Want to Run Forever: A Great Glute Warm-up