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Weight Training for Runners… The Best Crosstraining Possible?

Jul 17, 2010 | 5 Comments

I’ve received a few emails from people inquiring about my low mileage training for ultramarathons.  If you take weekly mileage alone, my training appears to be inadequate at best; downright stupid at worst.

If this were my lone ultra training, it would be stupid.  I sincerely doubt I would be able to finish even a 50 miler with my running volume.  Life circumstances (i.e. kids) limit my training time.  My secret to maximizing the mileage I can get: high intensity interval Read More...

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Slosh Tube Burpees and Slosh Tube Spins

Jul 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

For those that like challenging cross training, may I suggest these two exercises using one of my favorite pieces of equipment:

[edit] The slosh tube is an 8-9 foot piece of PVC pipe half-filled with water and capped at each end.  It weighs about 30-31 pounds.  This particular tube is 3″ diameter to grip easier.  Four inch can also be used.  It is important that it is only filled half way as the water must be able to shift to the Read More...