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A Duo of Hobblecreek Half Race Reports

Tawny's Race Report: The Hobblecreek Half is a special race for me because it was my first canyon half marathon and my second half marathon ever. The first time I ran it was in 2013. I ran a 1:24:04. It was the year I was training to break 3 hours for the first time...

Mark The Cinderella​ Man Steacy, Kraig’s Incredible Feat, And Many More Disney Stars…

Imagine, if you will, an alternative world—a world so hot and humid that even mosquitoes, plagiarists, and Alf Menzies can’t exist. Now, come with me, and I’ll take you to the edge of y(our) world—to a place where Irishmen can’t exist, except for, sums supremo, Mark...

A Week In The Life Of Coach Stazza, Baby-sitting, Joachim The Viking.

Last week, we finished off looking at the endurance spine and this week I’m going to cover my trips down to Cork and up to Dublin. Two of the lads I coach, Joachim The Viking and Oisín  Spillane, were set to go head-to-head in the Cork City Games open 3000m. For...

“JUST BE” -El Vaquero Loco 50k Race Report

By Jennifer Lambert “Just Be!” I usually enter a race with a mantra. But if I don’t, then one usually finds me during the race - because for me racing and running is about so much more than moving my body; it’s about freeing my mind. Since I have little time these...

How To Implement The Endurance Spine

In my previous post, we examined how one of my runners, Matthew The Chicken Slayer Maynard, had progressed in his first eight months with me—we looked at how we prepared the way for the endurance spine and higher density, high volume workouts. We also looked at how to...

The Endurance Spine And What To Look For In A Coach

Last week, we outlined the problems with marathon plans and lazy/inept coaches, flirted with the endurance spine, and introduced one of my runners, Matthew The Chicken Slayer Maynard. We looked at how Matthew, as a relative beginner, made incredible gains in less than...

Marathon Training And The Endurance Spine.

A few weeks back, we had a look at one of my elite athletes, Aoife Cooke. Aoife’s grafting away to gain a place on the Irish team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (marathon) and the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships. Again, I was inundated with emails about various...

Tushars – A Lesson In Big Picture Discipline

Race recap by Brandon Dase -- Just after the race on Saturday, a feeling of disappointment started to set in. "The voice" in my head was working me over pretty good. You see, just like most people, I have an ego and I'm on a quest to master it. It's difficult work,...

Double Race Reports – Deseret News Half and Marathon

I chose the Des News half mostly because Dustin was running the full and last year I raced the Des News 10k and had a great experience. It was well organized and good competition. This was my first time doing the half. The race started at 6:00, but the buses loaded...

Western States 100 Race Report

When I dream, I dream big and so should you. No race is too hard. You just need to believe in yourself and get to work.  Like many others I started putting in the Western States lottery planning to get in 4-5 years later. Which would work great for my family...

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Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit

It’s hard not to get caught up in the hype of the 4%. These shoes are everywhere in the marathon world. The bright orange color is easy to spot at all the major marathons. The world record was broken in these shoes. As I became more familiar with these shoes, I...

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How To Implement The Endurance Spine

In my previous post, we examined how one of my runners, Matthew The Chicken Slayer Maynard, had progressed in his first eight months with me—we looked at how we prepared the way for the endurance spine and higher density, high volume workouts. We also looked at how to...

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