July 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Learn to Run Strong, to then Run Long, and FAST! (Tarahumara Slide Show)

There has been a lot of questions and emphasis placed on running form and technique. A big part of this was sparked by Born To Run and because of this, many runners think or assume this is the only component to running well and injury free. I would like to take this post to add another BIG piece to the equation, running strength. Many have heard me say, "run strong, to THEN go long". Many run programs have runners building endurance or run base first and then start applying speed and strength… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on July 27, 2009 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

Interview with Eric

Hey Everyone, I interviewed Eric about his training with Chris, Barefoot Running, Strength Training for the Endurance Athlete and more. It was for Episode 40 of the Strength Coach Podcast. Check it out at http://www.StrengthCoachPodcast.com. It is located at the 29:30 mark of the podcast.

Added by Anthony Renna on July 26, 2009 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

I Guess I'm a Runner After All

I’ve been a runner for 10 years, albeit not always a happy one. Sometimes my miles were a slog. Usually, they’re something for me to tick off my to-do list. In the back of my mind, I thought it odd that I didn’t look on running with the same joy that possessed me as a child. I chalked it up to my body changing from wiry childhood to lumpy adulthood. Lately, I’ve wondered if it has more to do with the reasons why I run now versus the reasons I used to run. As a child, I ran to have fun. As an… Continue

Added by Britt Raybould on July 20, 2009 at 1:48pm — 5 Comments

The walking power in a run!

Per Eric's plan, I did a 30 mile run last week. I was to stay in z1 - z3 and I walked a few times when I felt I needed it. I ended up doing the run in 5:21 minutes, a 10:42 average pace. This weekend, I had a 35 mile run, and per Eric's plan, the protocol was to run 40 minutes and walk 20 minutes every hour until I hit 35 miles. I ended up doing this in 6:25 minutes, a 10:59 average pace, and that was incorporating in 88 minutes of walking. Just like Eric said, I was able to run the 40 minutes… Continue

Added by Thomas Orf on July 19, 2009 at 8:11pm — 2 Comments

Adding my own training elements...

Sometimes, I have to break from Eric's training modules and do my own thing.

Awesome excuse for sprints, am I right?

Best Cherrybomb...ever.

Added by Dustin Hucks on July 18, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Pre-Run Rocket Fuel

I have experimented enough now to know I have found a great pre run energy booster using Chia seeds.

Make a normal batch of chia gel as I described in the Chia Power gel:

1/3 to 1/2 cup of chia seeds mixed with 2 cups water. Wisk 2-3 times every 10 minutes and then set in refrigerator to thicken.

30-60 minutes before a short, hard run or key long run:

Spread some peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat toast and then spread the chia gel over the… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on July 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Mid-foot Strike Video

Thanks for all the great questions regarding technique. I thought it was time to post some video to further address this.

In the first video, you will see Margot demonstrate mid-foot strike. There have been a lot of questions as to what this is, what part of the foot is involved, etc. View this several times and then watch the second video of her running and putting the mid-foot strike in motion. Notice how relaxed she is and how everything is "inline" with her body. Also pay… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on July 10, 2009 at 4:09pm — 21 Comments

MOJO Run - Celebrating 200 Members

“All he wanted was to find one Natural Born Runner – someone who ran for the sheer joy, like an artist in the grip of inspiration” – Born to Run (pg 94).

As a coach, I am very focused on developing peak fitness for my runners, and it brings me joy to see athletes progress and achieve their goals. One of the major reasons I coach, and ultimately the most fulfilling reward, is helping athletes see beyond their self-imposed limitations and to think outside the box, not letting… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on July 3, 2009 at 4:27pm — 6 Comments

Strength Circuit for Runners

As many of the members of Running with Eric start diving into their Training Packages and get accustom to my run training methods, they soon have questions regarding strength training. So, I thought it was time to address this by posting a Strength Training Circuit that I often have my personal training clients perform during their training sessions.

With the popularity of Born To Run, I have also had many inquiries from a variety of athletes who have read the book and been inspired by our… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on July 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

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