On this episode of Ask The Coaches: BQ or bust! With a history of a 3:15 marathon, followed by a couple injury-laden years, how to get back on track for a BQ and/or sub-3 marathon? Is MAF training for the marathon the safest route to avoid re-injury? What kind of timeline for an aggressive marathon… read more

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Jae Gruenke, GCFP, a Feldenkrais practitioner and founder of The Balanced Runner™. For the past 14 years she has helped runners from beginner to Olympian learn to run pain-free, efficiently, and fast. She specializes in helping those whose problems have not resolved with medical treatment and those transitioning to natural running form, minimalist footwear, and… read more

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On this episode of Ask The Coaches: No more KPR (points system) for the Ironman World Championships and 70.3 World Championships, after the 2018 races. It is going back to a slot allocation system for pros! Our thoughts, and why we think this is a great thing. Zone 2 and Ironman: Is Z2 the right… read more

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On this episode, we welcome back sports journalist Alex Hutchinson, who’s written a fascinating new book titled Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Pre-order your copy here (ships out out in February). Endure is a must-read for all endurance athletes! In addition to authoring books, Alex is Outside Magazine’s Sweat Science columnist… read more

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On this episode of Ask The Coaches: Article discussion: Stress fracture risk in collegiate cross country runners. New study in the JOSC shows astoundingly high stress fracture numbers in runners under 25. 42 cross country D1 runners, between 18-24 years old. 40% of females and 35% of males had history of stress fracture. None of… read more

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The Sock Doc, Steve Gangemi, is back to tackle the topic of genetic testing and whether finding out your DNA via testing is worthwhile or not, as well as answer your other questions! DNA, epigenetics & on getting your genes tested: DNA is the long-term information storage. Via transcription, RNA is formed, and this is… read more

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On this episode of Ask The Coaches: Making a comeback to sport after cancer – where does one start? Endurance vs. strength training needs after your body has gone through severe illness. Mentions: Podcast: 8 Steps to Mastering MAF The 5×5 strength training program 10 exercises that keep you athletic as you age Metabolic efficiency… read more

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On this episode of Sports Nutrition with Ben Greenfield: Pregnancy mentions The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth Our thoughts on the new Maurten sports drink. Said to be the world’s most carbohydrate-rich sports drink & big in the marathon and running world. Can you make a drink similar to this at… read more

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On this episode of Ask the Coaches: Adding kettlebells to your home gym: What are some recommend sizes? KBs for a relatively fit woman Upper body vs. lower body Tawnee has 8kg, 12kg, 16kg and 24kg purchased from kettlebellsusa.com. Another alternative is a weight-adjustable kettlebell.  Planning your first 100 mile trail run next season: How… read more

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On this show we’re joined by coach and human potential specialist Brian Mackenzie and Emmy-nominated writer Phil White, who are both co-authors of the book Unplugged, which teaches athletes to think more critically about technology use and the tools to upgrade your fitness, performance and consciousness. Intros Brian was the Crossfit Endurance guy for a… read more

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