Best Strength Training Methods for Running Gains

Meg is an experienced runner and admittedly does not know how to strength train. We got to chatting and it was as if he had a deep secret to confess. “I know I need to use weights to improve my strength.” “I just don’t know what to do and would rather run.” As a result,…

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How to Improve Your OCR Performance this Off-Season

That’s it! You’ve crossed the finish line! You finished your final race and what a season it was! It’s time to take a look back at what you have accomplished. Your goals: – Spartan Trifecta – Check – Full Tough Mudder – Check – OCR World Championships – Check   As soon as you cross…

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How You Can Run Faster in OCR

I want to tell you a story about my friend Derek. Derek just started competing in OCR. We met up for coffee to chat about life and the good old college days. When Derek brought up his new obsession – OCR – I couldn’t resist diving in. Within minutes, he was telling me about his…

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7 Common Running Mistakes (And How To PR By Avoiding Them)

If you want to know why your race times aren’t getting better, look no further your training log. The day of the race is not to blame for your results. Looking back three to four months back will help you understand why you do not see results.  Here’s how to avoid common mistakes to run…

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How To Dominate a Tough Mudder or Spartan Race

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) like Tough Mudder and Spartan Races are still so new that many people have no idea how to train for them. They throw mud at the wall (literally!) to see what sticks. Among their more or less random ideas: Picking up the heaviest thing they can find on a run Wearing…

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Why You Need to Eat More To Lose Weight And Run Faster (Seriously!)

“You run so you can eat, right? So if you run more, you can eat more. You don’t have to worry about what you’re eating.” I nodded my head as Jim, a fellow runner, sipped his coffee. Running is a tool to stay healthy and burn calories, especially the calories you take in from beer,…

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