Strength Endurance Workouts For XC

Strength Endurance Workouts For XC

I have gotten quite a few questions about racing well in the mud (10-12km) vs. a faster cross country surface. The first thing to understand is that the two most important things to racing well in cross country are the connection to strength endurance and power endurance related to your aerobic support (normally 4mmol threshold) […]

Fine-Tuning Your Race Fitness

Fine-Tuning Your Race Fitness

The following is adapted from the book, “Run Faster From the 5k to the Marathon : How to be your own best coach”. Authored by Brad Hudson. After a bad race or two, or a spell of sub-par training, it’s common to think, “I don’t feel fit.” Unfortunately, it’s also common to resolve to ramp […]

Taking A Closer Look At Hill Sprints

Taking A Closer Look At Hill Sprints

Every runner I coach does regular sessions of short hill sprints. Should you? Well, these brief, maximal-intensity effort against gravity offer two key benefits …

Ask Brad: Heel vs Forefoot Striking

Ask Brad: Heel vs Forefoot Striking

Hi Coach Hudson, Do you think I could possibly get your take on the whole midfoot/forefoot vs. heel striking issue. I would really like to hear your opinion. I enjoy viewing all the things you post on facebook. I also really enjoyed what you had to say recently about aerobic training in an interview. Thanks so […]

6 Adaptive Running Techniques

6 Adaptive Running Techniques

An excerpt from Run Faster: From 5K to the Marathon Every elite coach has a training philosophy. Mine is called adaptive running. It is based on my belief that a responsive, evolving, creative approach to training is better than an approach that is too structured and formulaic. Simply put, there is no single training formula […]

Moody Shines Before Hometown Chicago, Sets PB

Moody Shines Before Hometown Chicago, Sets PB

The Chicago Marathon was met with freezing prerace conditions early Sunday morning that had many competitors scrambling to keep warm. Marathon Performance athletes Tera Moody and Boaz Cheboiywo were both ready to take on a collection of the best athletes the planet had to offer. Coming off the Berlin World Championship Marathon in August, Moody […]

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