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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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Getting High

Getting High

Along with three feet of snow that arrived on Sunday, a large group of Canadian runners descended upon Flagstaff, AZ for our annual pilgrimage.  The coveted pot at the end of the rainbow:  improved fitness that comes from sucking air so high above sea level. We are currently living and training at approximately 7000 feet in the small college mountain town of the tight knit Northern Arizona community.  Flagstaff has been a haven for...

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run 5 km

What:  5km Fun Run / Time-trial When: 9 am Sat March 17th Where: Dolphins – the Grand Who: All Runners You are invited to join our  5km “time trial” run.  We will meet at 9 am for a group warm-up and begin the time trial around 9:45.  This is not an official race but we will take hand time performances and will mark out a 5km route with 1km markers.  We will have a few prizes and you are also invited to dress in spirit of...

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Bazan Bay 5 km

I am stepping outside my usual boundaries by writing a race report. For some reasons doing race reports usually freaks me out as I am wary of coming off as: 1. whiny / full of excuses 2. arrogant 3. narcissistic 4. combination of above But, my ahem, fan requested one. Yep, and I want to keep the fan happy. And in this day of self-obsession (I do have a blog, facebook and twitter), I think it is socially acceptable to be somewhat...

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No Girls Allowed!

No Girls Allowed!

I couldn’t help but start to hum the old folk tune from the 60s “where have all the young girls (flowers) gone” today while working out at the gym.  It is not a new observation, but one that continues to baffle me: today at my temporary gym in Phoenix, there was a  noticeable lack of estrogen in the gym: at least 100 men lifting/grunting/swaggering around and including myself, one girl.  It could be easy to blame any undesirable...

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The Extra Stuff for Greatness!

The Extra Stuff for Greatness!

One of my favourite things about going to a training camp is observing what other people do and exchanging training ideas.  Below  I share with you a few of my tidbits from my last camp, compliments of Canadian coach and physiotherapist Wynn Gmistroski and teammate Hilary Stellingwerff. One of Wynn’s greatest assets as a coach is his background as a physiotherapist.  Wynn promotes recovery and regeneration as a critical aspect of...

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Best way to start off 2012

For the past month weeks I have been training my butt off (although with my recent weight room routine maybe I am actually training it on?) with my close running and personal friends, Hilary Stellingwerff and Alicia Shay in the brilliant blue-skied strip-mall haven of one of Phoenix’s finest suburbs, Anthem Arizona.   While Alicia is climbing her way back to her beastly fitness of past years, Hilary and I attacked a polarized...

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