Browsing Archive: April, 2016

Vo2 Max

Posted by Tim Irvine on Friday, April 29, 2016, In : Miles To Go 
     If you have been running long enough, you may have heard the term and weren't really sure what the heck it was. If you've been lucky enough to have your Vo2 Max measured, you likely have a firm grasp on the concept. 

    OK, let's go nerd for a minute. Vo2 Max is the volume of oxygen your body utilizes in a given time. By measuring this stat, you can design a training plan to help maximize the benefit you hope to achieve from the plan you are on. Most casual runners are not familiar with ...

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Being Boston Strong

Posted by Tim Irvine on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, In : Miles To Go 
    The Boston Marathon was held today and as always provided championship level competition. Chances are if you have been running for any length of time, you knew someone fortunate enough to be there taking on road racing's grand prize. For many of us, Boston is the finish line, reach it and you've achieved the ultimate goal. That doesn't mean you should run Boston and stop running, but to hear some of the first timers describe the overwhelming elation they feel just being there and you begi...

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Planning Your Race Calendar

Posted by Tim Irvine on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : Miles To Go 
    Each runner and walker chooses a race on any particular weekend for a wide variety of reasons that can range from a distance that fits into the specific training schedule they are trying to be loyal to, a race type they have never run before or simply a race they have been eyeing for some time. With more and more races popping up in the magnolia state; on any given weekend, the options are plenty. So how do you choose what race to do?

   Many people will run a race close to home. They fit ...

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