An awesome question from Leia today about the effectiveness of running outside in the winter. Can you still have a good workout in crappy conditions, or should you stick inside on the treadmill?
Today is a double question day from David F. He asks two questions on the effectiveness of swimming, and also ancillary strength work for your running.
And…we’re back! This question is from Amelia, a MTGE athlete who finished her first marathon a few weeks ago.
How do I get over mental blocks during my race? Things went south for her mentally in a few spots…and we are going to address some ways to deal with mental blocks!
Today’s episode talks about a great study out of CU Boulder on walking vs running on very steep inclines!
Let’s geek out.
Here’s a link to the study – Energetics of vertical kilometer foot races; is steeper cheaper?
In setting goals for next year, is it feasible to shoot for both a sub 1:30 half marathon and a sub 19:00 5k? Not sure if since one is short distance and one is long if that was normal to do.
Current PRs: 01:32:47 (Sept. 12), 00:20:07 (Sept. 26)
As you can see, I ran these two races pretty close together. So, I imagine that my time on the 5k could have been closer to 19:00 had I not been coming off of half marathon training.