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Road to the Olympic Marathon Trials

Road to the Olympic Marathon Trials

21 February 2020

Q&A with Lyndy Davis- OTQ Marathoner & Guinness World Record Holder 1. One week out from the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. How are you feeling? How have you kept the nerves at bay? I am excited to see all my fast friends in one race! It feels like a big party. I've kept my nerves at bay by focusing on my quality workouts. I try to channel my strong moments in training to empower me on race day. 2. You set a Guinness World Record for Fastest Half Marathon Pulling a Hands-Free Stroller. How has your training changed in your preparation...

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Finding Optimal Cadence

Finding Optimal Cadence

7 February 2020

Finding your Groove When out for your next run, experiment with trying to find your “Groove.” Running can and should be largely a passive act. With good posture and a slight forward lean, all that is needed is relaxing into an efficient “cadence,” or foot strike rate. Surprisingly, optimal cadence is about the same for all runners. Speed does not matter. It may be counter intuitive, but an efficient runner running 10 minutes per mile pace has the same cadence as an efficient runner running a 5 minute per mile pace.  Optimal cadence (the number of steps you take per...

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Healthy Running: Creating a Solid Foundation

Healthy Running: Creating a Solid Foundation

10 January 2020

A foundation is the element of an architectural structure that connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground.   When it comes to our bodies and our ability to maintain health as runners, a solid foundation is essential.  Let me introduce some terms: Big Picture Posture- Long straight spine, neutral shoulders and hips, and feet pointed forward.  Neutral Horizon- Eyes and ears level. Wobble- The effects of having a structural imbalance and the compensations that result. Common Postural Collapse- Head forward, rotation to the pelvis, internal rotation to the shoulders and external rotation to...

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Basics of Healthy Living

Basics of Healthy Living

27 December 2019

By: Carter Krueger;  Primal Health Coach & Triathlete When planning for our next PR, we usually look for a new training plan or a pair of lighter, faster shoes. We tend to forget the fact that the basics of healthy living are what create the structure for a solid season, and healthier everyday lives. So, as we head into the New Year, let's take this time to build daily habits that set us up for success by focusing on the basics of healthy living.  Eating Clean What I mean by eating clean is eating mostly plants and animals. This general...

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6 Misconceptions about Nutrition & Performance in Endurance Sports

6 Misconceptions about Nutrition & Performance in Endurance Sports

10 December 2019

By: Paula Mrowczynski; RD, CSSD, MED  Hello Everyone! My name is Paula Mrowczynski (Mrow-chin-ski)-Hernandez. I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics/Sports Dietitian as well as a Newton Running Ambassador (2019). I work with various athletes to help them improve their nutritional intake and help them achieve their performance goals as well as overall health. Newton Running and I thought it would be a good idea to discuss some of the misconceptions in nutrition and Endurance sports we often see and discuss with my clients.  1) Lighter or lower body weight = faster runner or triathlete.  Actually...

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