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Post-race workouts

Alberto Salazar’s group may have made post-workouts most famous, but they are not the only ones to throw in some tempo, speed, or even volume after a race.  I especially love doing a long run while enjoying post-race endorphins – I find it much more enjoyable than once the soreness and fatigue sets in the next day!  Sometimes it only takes a few more miles in a cool-down, combined with a warm-up and a race to make for a high...

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Getting a Head Start: Athletic New Year Resolutions

Getting a Head Start: Athletic New Year Resolutions

  There is nothing like a new beginning to kick-start old goals! The beauty of a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start, the chance to invigorate your training with increased commitment to new and returning goals.  Thankfully, the New Year comes at a great time: right at the end of a period of indulgence, fun, and broken routine.  January 1st gives you a very definite timeline: this is the day that you refuse desserts, drinks,...

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What day is it? Where am I?

What day is it? Where am I?

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least! I have no updated my blog in a few weeks and a lot has happened. I am, however, really grateful for all the messages and emails of support and inquiry so I figured it was time to bring things back to current around here. And oh my goodness it is long so I should figure out how to do the “Cole’s Notes Version!” From what I can recall, in less than a month I have raced in...

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An nyoung ha seh yo

An nyoung ha seh yo

In case you didn’t get that: Hello in Korean! Track and Field is a crazy sport. In the middle of April, I would not have expected to spend the first two weekends of May racing in Jamaica and in Korea; but here I am, desperately trying to at least memorize the complicating and foreign phrases for “Hello” and “Thank you” in Korean.  Learning Jamaican was much easier! One of the things I love best about my sport is that it is...

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Pre Race Warm-up Interview

Pre Race Warm-up Interview

Here’s an interview I did with the Run SMART Project on pre-race warm-ups.  New Flagstaff training blog update coming soon… Warming Up With Malindi Elmore April 3rd, 2012      Comments Share We asked Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore a few questions about warming up properly and how to approach a 5k or 10k race. Learn how an Olympian does it and what she recommends for runners of all levels. What’s does your typical...

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