Archives for April 2010

The Three Pillars of Exercise After-Burn

Exercise After-Burn

I’m a pretty thin guy.  When I’m doing my normal 60-70 miles per week, my weight fluctuates from 125 – 128 pounds.  This was my standard “summer weight” before collegiate cross-country and one of two indicators that I’m in …

Skip the Monthly Membership: Home Gym Exercises Made Easy

How many of us know that we should lift and have bought a gym membership in order to do our strength workouts?  After a month most people don’t go to the gym enough to make it worth it.  The …

Training Journal: March 15 – 28, 2010

These last two weeks were very productive blocks of training.  Unfortunately, it did not end well but a slightly premature end to this training cycle is just fine.  I had no races lined up and was focusing on aerobic …

How to Avoid Injury: Know Your Limitations When You’re Making Bad Decisions

In April of 2009 I started running again after about 6  months of inactivity.  I had a very bad illiotibial (IT) band injury that flared up about a week after the 2008 NY Marathon.  Since resurrecting my running …

Can You Race a Fast 5k With Little Training?

I get questions all the time from runners and non-runners about how to hit a certain time or race well while only running a few days a week.  My favorite question came a few weeks ago: “I want