Ultra-Marathon Check-list

1. be ‘connected ‘ to your environment 2. will-power, smart training and being well-rested will get you through an ultra 3. break the race into ‘pieces’ 4. stay ‘focused on the moment’...
Endurance Running

7 Secrets to Endurance Running

The progression toward ever-longer distances – endurance running – is natural. The more you run, the more you can run, and it’s HUMAN NATURE TO KEEP PUSHING THE LIMITS. Dean Karnaze’s 50 marathons in 50 days ...
7 Secrets to Endurance Running Success

7 Secrets to Endurance Running Success!

The progression toward ever-longer distances is natural. The more you run, the more you can run, because it’s human nature to keep pushing the limits. Dean Karnaze’s 50 marathons in 50 days (2006) confirms the value of h...
Mike at Sun Mountain

How Much is Too Much Training?

What is the common mistake runners make when preparing for an ultra? Too much training! Incorrect Logic : since ultras are longer than ordinary marathons the training should also be longer and harder – completely wrong a...

Your Ideal Running Stride

Here are some guidelines to make running feel easier and help you run smoothly: one fluid motion, maintaining an optimal running posture. HEAD upright. Not looking at the sky. Pretend you are up on stage when you run…. l...

What Makes A Trail Runner?

Trails – runners either love them or hate them. In 17 years of Portland Marathon clinic training runs on the Wildwood Trail, runners list those runs as their most favorite or the ones they hated most. Runners who love th...

Right Way To Do A Hills Workout

  Some short and sweet advice for you… 1. Maintain the successful rhythm you have established on the flat. 2. Maintain the SAME EFFORT LEVEL, same breathing ; if you keep up the same pace on the hills as on th...
Stretching

Stretching Tips

Stretching serves to… relieve muscle soreness and stiffness reduce a chance of injury and stay stationary improve joint flexibility improve running performance How to stretch stretch after a run when muscles are warm mov...