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Marathon Performance Sends 11 to Houston

Marathon Performance Sends 11 to Houston

January 14, 2012 will mark the first time both the men’s and women’s Olympic Marathon Trials will occur on the same day, on the same course. The top three finishers from each division will represent the US in this summer’s 2012 Olympic Games in London. Marathon Performance and Hudson Training Systems, based out of Boulder, [...]

Moody, Sayenko Run Chicago PRs

Moody, Sayenko Run Chicago PRs

On a day where many predicted the heat would dominate the headlines, Tera Moody and Mike Sayenko let their performances speak for themselves Sunday morning. Moody, running before her hometown, posted her second consecutive personal best in the Chicago Marathon finishing as the 3rd US Woman overall in 2:30:53. Although she battled a nagging toe [...]

Rudisha Grabs 800m World Record

Rudisha Grabs 800m World Record

Well, it finally happened. After toying with fast 800m times earlier this summer (June 1:42.04 / July 1:41.51) David Rudisha finally delivered the goods. A breathtaking 800 meters in 1:41.09. I remember how long it took for someone to break Sebastian Coe’s 800m record of 1:41.73. It seemed like an eternity and solidified just how [...]

Train For Success With These Steep Hill Sprints

Train For Success With These Steep Hill Sprints

One of the signature training methods I use with my runners in the Marathon Performance Training Group are steep hill sprints. These short, maximum-intensity efforts against gravity provide two key benefits. They strengthen all of the running muscles, making the runner much less injury-prone. They also increase the power and efficiency of the stride, enabling the [...]

A Better Way To Judge Your Goal Progress

A Better Way To Judge Your Goal Progress

Goal: Track your progress toward a race goal with a key weekly workout. Here are three typical examples and their ‘better’ counterparts. Typical: Pick one workout you think is important to do for your goal race. For example, for a 5K, 6 x 800m with a 400m recovery jog. Better: Map out a series of [...]

An Event of Intensity: 800m Training

An Event of Intensity: 800m Training

Although I would have preferred to include 800m-1500m discussion in Run Faster, there wasn’t a market for it at the time. The following may prove to be useful for those who are interested in learning more about it. If you have spent any time reviewing elite program training in the 800m, chances are you’ve seen [...]

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