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Running 101: Form

Running 101: Form

24 March 2020

New to the sport of running? We're here to help. When most people take up running for general fitness or to train for a marathon, they don’t think twice about how to do it. It's perfectly OK to just lace up a pair of running shoes and start running, but give some thought to these dynamics and see how much better (and faster) you feel. […]

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How a Wildland Firefighter Trains for Fire Season

How a Wildland Firefighter Trains for Fire Season

5 March 2020

Wildland Firefighters work the frontlines to combat danger in extreme conditions. As such, they are held to rigorous fitness standards. Meet Bear Opitz, a Wildland Firefighter who puts his life at risk to protect our communities, forests, and grasslands. An excerpt below on how he trains for fire season. By: Bear Opitz, Wildland Firefighter Training for a Wildland Fire season is widely debated; everyone has a method to their madness. While every Wildland Firefighter should have their own system, below are a few training approaches during the off-season that have been successful for me when preparing for the upcoming fire season. Running Run everywhere— on...

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Road to the Olympic Marathon Trials

Road to the Olympic Marathon Trials

21 February 2020

Catch up with Olympic Trials Qualifier (Marathon), Guinness World Record Holder, and Newton Running athlete Lyndy Davis as she prepares for next week's big dance. Tune in as she talks marathon training,  nutrition, postpartum depression, and more.

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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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