The Sprinter vs. the Marathoner

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While perusing the internet over the weekend, I stumbled upon a YouTube video explaining the differences between the sprinter and the marathoner.  The video shared the differences between fast and slow twitch muscles while also explaining the way these differences affect your physical appearance and performance. As soon as the video came to an end, my head went straight to … Read More

The Day After the Marathon

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Day After The Marathon

We did it!  Meagan and I both completed our first marathons this past Sunday, and since then, we’ve been trying to heal up by staying off our feet, rolling out the sore spots with a foam roller and The Stick, and wearing our recovery socks as much as possible.  For anyone who has completed a marathon (or other particularly difficult … Read More

Marathon Thoughts: Thank You Rob Thomas!

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As most long distance runners will tell you, running is just as much about mental toughness as it is about physical toughness. We’re now four days out from running our first marathon and, at this point, it feels like it’s all about the mental game. I’m confident in all of the training I’ve done, and my longest run of 21 … Read More

Featured Runner: Kim Virden

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My name is Kim Virden and “I’m a Runner.” I think I was born a natural athlete. I’ve been in sports since I was in kindergarten, and competed on my first swim team at age 5.  I was always doing some type of sport… if I wasn’t swimming, playing tennis, or downhill skiing, I was out fishing. I’ve always been … Read More

Zero to Hero: Week 1 – Staying Motivated

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Hello! In case you missed it, my name is Jason. This series is covering my transformation from a no one, to a no one who runs marathons. Here are the results from my first week of training. Week 1 Stats: Total Miles: 4 Sessions: 2 Total time: 41:35 Avg. Pace:  10:24 Changes in gear: Added smartphone + arm band for … Read More

Zero to Hero – Ready…set…hang on a second, my shoe died.

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Hello, my name is Jason. I am not a runner. I am running a marathon in 12/2013. Here are my stats- Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 193 Physique: Dumpy, at best. Style: Whatever causes shin splints and calf cramps. Diet: High carb, high fat, high sugar rush Longest Distance: 6.21 miles Technorati Tags: 10k, diet, exercise, marathon, running, running tips, training, training tips, … Read More

Cruz Control: An Interview with Rolando Cruz – Part 2

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This is the second half to an interview I recently conducted with our friend Rolando Cruz from Berkeley Running Company in Madison, WI.  If you missed the first part, you can check it out here. This part of the interview is focused on Rolando’s experience with minimalist running shoes.  His story about how he started wearing minimalist shoes is an … Read More