Archive for June, 2017

Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

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Why Heart Rate Based Run Training?

I train strictly via Heart Rate based run training. It’s been about 20 years since I first began distance running (I ran sprints in high school for a year, but I don’t count that!) and I was not always an advocate of heart rate based training.

Up until about 5 years ago, I trained according to my pace. I took nothing else into account…only my pace. I had a run scheduled and would check a box. ...

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Foot Strike in Running: Does it Really Matter?

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You’ve likely heard a lot about foot strike in running. You may have asked yourself, “does it matter where my foot strike is?”

Yes.

Consistently having a heel strike is like putting on the brakes with each step. It can be an inefficient way to run. Your anterior chain must  work to slow down your forefoot. Your posterior chain will have to work to get your momentum going again. This can lead to a whole host of problems from shin splints, to knee, IT band, and hip ...

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Abiding in silence: my silent retreat experience

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I just returned from a 2 1/2 day silent retreat hosted by Yoga on High at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, OH. It was such a rejuvenating experience.

It was my first silent retreat, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I would be doing yoga and meditation, which I was excited about.  As an INFJ personality, I really crave alone time, which once I thought about it, I don’t really get unless I am out on a ...

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