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2 New Challenges

2 New Challenges

If you’ve been following our Facebook banter all weekend, you’ll know that we’re introducing 2 new challenges for 2014. Before we reveal those challenges, however, there’s a little unfinished business with this year’s Interstate Challenge – the medal. For two months, we’ve had nothing but a shadowy representation of the first ever Interstate Challenge medal, but now we’ve got the real thing: We’ve also got a list of people who’ve already completed the challenge. If you’re … Read entire article »

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Marathon training plans

Marathon training plans

Although the half marathon is the fastest growing race distance in the United States, and ultra marathon trail races are growing in popularity, the marathon is still the grand-daddy of all road races. Just about every runner feels they need to complete a marathon at least once in their lifetime. Marathons used to be reserved for experienced runners (the slowest runners used to finish in around 3 hours), but the running booms of the 1970’s and … Read entire article »

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The Pyramid Workout

The Pyramid Workout

A “pyramid” workout is something that often elicits groans from my high school distance runners. At the end of practice, however, they enjoy bragging about its successful completion to the rest of the track & field team. Pyramids are fast paced interval workouts that focus on improving running economy. They are so named because the intense efforts are performed over increasingly longer distances until a peak is reached and then the distances decrease again to … Read entire article »

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Introducing “Me So Thorny!”

Introducing “Me So Thorny!”

In February 2012, team Me So Thorny, ran from Wickenburg, AZ, through the desert and over a few hills, around the Phoenix metro area, before crossing the finish line of the Del Sol Ragnar Relay in Tempe, AZ. Strangers at the start but friends at the finish, this zany group could be seen wearing shirts and Bondi Bands with the cactus (not pickle) shown below. We also won Ragnar batons in the “Light up the … Read entire article »

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Reflections on Year 1

Reflections on Year 1

One year ago today, we officially “flipped the switch” on digitalrunning.com by publishing an article about running for beginners. Like any good project, The Digital Running Club has taken on a bit of a life of its own and has headed in some directions that I never imagined when I first came up with the idea of forming a virtual running club. Although we’ve been working hard on new additions to the website that will … Read entire article »

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Upper Body Medicine Ball Routine for Runners

Upper Body Medicine Ball Routine for Runners

If you’re getting bored with the basic upper body strength training routine for runners, you can kick things up a notch by adding a medicine ball. Like dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells, medicine balls bring added resistance to your workout. Unlike the others, however, the medicine ball causes little damage when it’s thrown, offering you the opportunity to develop power. Remember, your arms are part of your overall running motion, so a good base of upper … Read entire article »

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New Tool: Pace Calculator

New Tool: Pace Calculator

In our articles about improving aerobic capacity, running economy and lactate threshold, we’ve discussed paces at which you should run various workouts. These paces have been described in somewhat vague terms like “hard”, “a few seconds faster than your 5K race pace” and “right around the pace you can race for an hour”. If you’ve been frustrated by those vague terms, then be frustrated no more! We’d like to introduce our handy calculator to give you … Read entire article »

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