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Week 5: Training - Gets Tougher

Date: 
09/19/2016 - 11:54
Date: 
09/19/2016 - 11:54

hokasmall.jpgWeek 5: Training - Gets Tougher. By now you should be running at a better pace than when you started and noting that your tempo runs are more fun. Do the tempo and hill runs with teammates--hard workouts are easier that way. Check your shoes weekly! Remember, at this point of season, you probably have two days of racing a week, a Tuesday and a Saturday, more than likely. Race days should be considered hard days, and remember, warm up and cool down are very important.

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Week 4: Training Gets Rolling

Date: 
09/12/2016 - 09:36
Date: 
09/12/2016 - 09:36

hokasmall.jpgThis week, runners run daily for main sessions. Advanced athletes should add a 20–25-minute session (3 miles) of easy running on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Do these runs at the opposite time of day that you do your hard workout.

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Date: 
09/06/2016 - 12:40

hokasmall.jpgWeek 3: Getting the Habit Started
Make sure you’re doing your runs on a variety of surfaces—dirt, grassy fields, sand, road, track. It’s good for the feet and helps you use your feet in a healthy variety of ways. You’ll be a little sore this week as your body adjusts. Drink your liquids, sleep, eat well, and hang out with your friends.

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Date: 
09/06/2016 - 12:40

hokasmall.jpgWeeks 1 & 2: Fall Training Begins
You’ll start on the road to a good fall of training with a long run, a tempo run, and some moderately paced runs. Don’t worry about pace in these first two weeks; just get out there, have some fun, and get into the habit of regular running. Workouts always begin with a warmup, some gentle stretching of major muscle groups, and light jogging. Repeat for your cool-down.

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Date: 
09/06/2016 - 12:39

hokasmall.jpg1. Get your gear in order.

If possible, you should have two pairs of good training shoes so you can rotate them. Most training shoes last for 8–10 weeks, depending on your training. Take your time at your local running store when selecting shoes and remember to go at the end of the day as your feet swell during the day. Bring a clean pair of socks and be prepared to check out 5–7 different shoes to find the right one for you. Assess your stash of socks, shorts, tops.

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Product Reviews: Hoka One One Clayton $150

Date: 
08/08/2016 - 14:11
Date: 
08/08/2016 - 14:11

HokaClayton.jpgHoka has released running shoes that have drilled down to provide protective cushioning or light weight or increased durability. The new Clayton combines all three and features new rocker geometry to give it some snap.

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Product Reviews: adidas Pure Boost X $120

Date: 
08/02/2016 - 16:24
Date: 
08/02/2016 - 16:24

adiPureBoostX.jpgThe success of adidas’ Boost foam has rested on the protective ride and performance feel it provides. The new Pure Boost X is designed to address a common fit issue women experience, so it’s available only in women’s sizes. The stretchy knit upper is supported by no-sew overlays.

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The Speed Gambit

Date: 
06/28/2016 - 19:06
Date: 
06/28/2016 - 19:06

morespikes.jpgWhen it comes to track and field, “fast” takes on a number of definitions. It can mean sprinting 100 meters in 10.70 seconds or covering 10,000 meters in a medal-winning 27:30.42. Ahead of the summer, Nike footwear designers tasked themselves with not only outfitting but also accelerating athletes across this entire gamut.

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Shades of Unlimited

Date: 
06/28/2016 - 19:04
Date: 
06/28/2016 - 19:04

hightops.jpgAt Nike, the phrase “be a sponge” is often bantered about. Mark Parker, President & CEO, NIKE, Inc., has noted the eyes-open mandate as a habit he picked up as a child, when he would take long walks with his grandmother and soak up the natural world — plants and rocks, seeds and bugs.

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Date: 
06/28/2016 - 19:02

spike.jpgThe 100 meters, for all its brevity, is best understood as a series of moments. Sprint experts break the event into three phases — drive, maximum velocity and maintenance. Sprinters tackle these phases through either a stride-rate or stride-length approach, meaning some sprinters are superb off the blocks; others, expert at catching pace deep in the dash.




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