Monthly Archives: February 2011

Choosing a Shoe for the Ridge Run

Choosing the right shoe for the rough and rugged nature of the Ridge Run can mean the difference between success yea! and disaster ouch! Article on Running Shoe Choice Back in 2002, I wrote a technical article about running shoes. … Continue reading

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Rough Terrain Downhill Running Challenges

Rocky and rough describes the footing on the Ridge Run. This type of terrain is conducive for twisting ankles, catching a toe resulting in a trip and slipping on loose rocks. Preventing Sprained Ankles with Running Technique Adjustments The risk … Continue reading

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The Third Most Important Training

If training on the Ridge Run course is the most important and doing uphill repeats is the second most important, then conditioning your quads for downhill running is the third most important training to prepare for the unique challenges of … Continue reading

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The Second Most Important Training

If training on the course is the most important training you can do in preparation for the Ridge Run, then doing hill repeats is the second most important. What are Hill Repeats? Hill repeats consist of running nearly as hard … Continue reading

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My Training Mid February

So far this year my training has consisted of 10 to 15 miles a week. Those miles mainly easy sojourns of no more than a few miles at a time sprinkled with some uphill power walking and hill repeats. First … Continue reading

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The Most Important Training

With the course buried in snow, it may seem a bit early to be bringing this up, but its importance can not be overemphasized. What is the single most important training you can do in preparation for the Ridge Run? … Continue reading

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Another Winter Training Option

In the previous post on winter training ideas, I forgot to mention something I do that has helped me get through the winter and prepare for a summer event like the Ridge Run; Bikram’s Yoga. It is like doing Yoga … Continue reading

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