Various training plans and lessons I have personally used that have gotten me through numerous races.

Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

The rule of thumb for runs over an hour is 4 to 6 ounces every  20 minutes of exercise.  If running longer than 90 minutes, you should also include a sport drink like Gatorade to replenish sodium and electrolytes.  For people who have sensitive stomachs it helps to drink smaller quantities more frequently - like [...]

By | 2016-04-27T20:39:39+00:00 June 18th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Easy 10 Week Beginner Relay Training

So you were talked into joining your first 24-hour relay with a bunch of running friends.  "Come on, it'll be fun", they say!  If your idea of fun is sitting in a van with a bunch of stinky runners, running your second leg in the dark and your last leg totally sleep deprived, then you're [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Training Plans|0 Comments

Hills Make You Stronger

We all know the value of running hills. We may hate. We may curse them. But we know hills will make you a stronger, fitter, faster runner. From my house there is no way to avoid hills. Going out or coming back, either way I’m going to have to go uphill at one point. One [...]

By | 2017-06-19T08:25:35+00:00 April 28th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Olympic Triathlon Plus Half Marathon Training

Want to train for an Olympic Triathlon and still maintain your half marathon running base? Wondering how to add swimming and cycling to an already full week of running? The answer is simple; run less. Yes, running fewer days during the week but keeping the intensity high, adding speed work, tempo runs and keeping your [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Training Plans|0 Comments

The Benefits of Training Partners

Most people that know me see me as a highly motivated, self-starter who leads group runs and encourages others.  However, even the most highly motivated individuals can use some encouragement themselves now and then.  That would be me right now.  I’m seven weeks into a 16 week marathon training program and have been sick with [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 March 17th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Simple 6 Week Half Marathon Training Plan

Half Marathon 6 Weeks Away Many of the Havasu Hustlers Run Club Members will be participating in a half marathon just six weeks away.  When talking about it at the group run on Saturday several wondered if they had time to train for it.  So here is a simple 6 week half marathon training plan [...]

By | 2017-09-11T13:04:15+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Training Plans|0 Comments