Training – Competitor.com http://running.competitor.com Your Online Source for Running Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:41:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 http://running.competitor.com/files/2017/06/cropped-android-chrome-512x512-32x32.png Training – Competitor.com http://running.competitor.com 32 32 How to Stick to Your Training While on Vacation http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/stick-training-vacation_173640 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:09:21 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=173640 Whether for work or play, getting your miles in while traveling can be tricky. But these tips can help you stick to your training.

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Become a Faster Runner With Strides http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/become-a-faster-runner-by-using-striders_114020 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:50:00 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=114020 These short bursts during a training run teach your body how to run faster.

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A Less Technical Approach To Threshold Training http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/a-less-technical-approach-to-threshold-training_37170 http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/a-less-technical-approach-to-threshold-training_37170#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:17:10 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=37170 Matt Fitzgerald explains why and how to effectively include threshold workouts in your training. Fancy gadgets optional.

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Utilizing a Lunge Matrix to Become a Stronger Runner http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/utilizing-lunge-matrix-become-stronger-runner_173567 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:37:14 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=173567 This lunge matrix will make you a stronger, more durable runner.

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Master The Mile: One-Mile Training Plan http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/blueprint-master-the-mile_30069 http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/blueprint-master-the-mile_30069#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:25:31 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=30069 To race the perfect mile, a runner needs to possess an equal balance of strength and speed.

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Suspension Training for Runners: Getting Started http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/suspension-training-runners-getting-started_173524 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:42:10 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=173524 If you’d like to take your cross-training to the next level, you might want to consider using a suspension trainer.

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The Benefits of the Single-Leg Tubing Squat http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/benefits-single-leg-tubing-squat_173505 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 20:10:10 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=173505 The best way to improve your running is to, well, run. That also means that a strength exercise must closely resemble running.

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The Balancing Act: Speed vs. Endurance http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/the-balancing-act-speed-vs-endurance_52309 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:10:13 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=52309 If you mess up the training balance, go the other way— gradually.

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Beat The Heat: Warm Weather Racing Tips http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/beat-the-heat-warm-weather-racing-tips_58111 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:30:23 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=58111 Use these nine tips to perform optimally in hot conditions.

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Altitude Training 101 http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/altitude-training-for-the-non-elite_56482 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:17:56 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=56482 If you're in the mountains for work or leisure, make the most of your time at altitude and don't let it get the best of you.

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How to Effectively Train for a Downhill Race http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/effectively-train-downhill-race_173372 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=173372 Downhill running takes a toll on the body, but you can train your body to better handle the load—and snag that PR.

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3 Secrets of Japanese Marathoning Success http://running.competitor.com/2018/07/training/three-secrets-of-japanese-marathoners_144071 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:13:17 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=144071 This small country has consistently produced some of the world's best marathoners.

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How to Use Progression in Your Strength Workouts http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/use-progression-strength-workouts_123159 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:12:16 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=123159 Keep improving with your strength training and the running results will follow.

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Strengthen Core Muscles With The Pedestal Routine http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/strengthen-core-muscles-with-the-pedestal-routine_135427 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:40:28 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=135427 Keeping your core muscles strong is crucial to good form and staving off injuries.

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Training Plans: 8 Weeks to a Half Marathon http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/training-plans-8-weeks-to-a-half-marathon_173262 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:08:14 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=173262 This plan is perfect if your half marathon is eight weeks away and you’re fit enough to run 5 miles comfortably.

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Friday Workout: The Hill-Tempo Sandwich http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/workout-of-the-week-the-tempo-hill-sandwich_146778 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:12:27 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=146778 This workout mixes two training elements into the same workout—giving you more bang for your buck!

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6 Key Factors To Achieving Your Marathon Goal http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/6-key-factors-to-achieving-your-marathon-goal_135347 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:01:35 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=135347 Coach Greg McMillan shares a few critical, controllable factors that contribute to whether or not you will run well race day.

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One-Hour Workout: Uphill Tempo Run http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/one-hour-workout-uphill-tempo-run_171361 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:10:02 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=171361 No matter the surface or distance—from 5K’s to 10K’s and 100-milers in the mountains—everyone can benefit from hill training. Over

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Expert Tips on Becoming a Forever Runner http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/expert-tips-on-becoming-a-forever-runner_171331 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:50:56 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=171331 Article originally appeared on Women’s Running. Get enough sleep.“The average woman sleeps six hours and 45 minutes per night but

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Bad Goals Runners Love to Set & What to Focus on Instead http://running.competitor.com/2018/06/training/bad-goals-runners-love-to-set-what-to-focus-on-instead_171315 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:21:07 +0000 http://running.competitor.com/?p=171315 Runners love to set goals, and for good reason. They can help us get out the door for a tempo run when it’s cold and rainy, others help

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