A few months back, I started experimenting with different Chinese liniments and I’m quite impressed with the results. While everyone is different, I think some of theses things could make a big difference for older athletes out there—and maybe a few young ones too. Continue reading
“It always comes down to the last run,” my old coach used to warn me. Yet many triathletes and duathletes will admit that they have miserable final runs. Their legs turn to blocks of concrete and their pace falls far short of their potential. A lousy run seems to be a rite of passage for most multisport athletes– and it takes a very long time until the run finally starts coming together. This short blog post will hopefully shorten the learning curve. Continue reading
I’ve been swamped with business travel recently, so my blogging activity had to be put on the back burner. This makes this blog topic particularly apropos given that I crammed a bunch of training into these trips. Continue reading
I live down the street from one of the many crossfit studios that are springing up like autumn mushrooms here in Seattle. I’m not a fan of crossfit. In this regard, I agree with Steve Magness’s strong criticism of the crossfit movement. Nevertheless, I do have profound respect for Kelly Starrett, a doctor of physical therapy and self-professed avid runner, who is at the core of the crossfit movement. This review is about two of his books: Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run, which I think belong on every endurance athlete’s bookshelf.
For about the last six months, I’ve been trying to keep an eye on my training a little more closely. One trick I’ve found invaluable is to create a weekly narrative of my training that’s part of– but also separate from– the rest of my training data. Here’s how I’ve been doing it. Continue reading
I’m about to tell you about one of my absolute favorite workouts because it is so darn effective at making people fast at running. It’s a variation on a running workout that came out of some research about 14 years ago and it’s amazing. Continue reading
I just wanted to write a short post clarifying my position on lactate threshold and some exciting new product information to help optimize your training. Continue reading