Week 5 - Where to Train

Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:56 AM Written by
Good Thursday morning! Below you will find a comprehensive listing of where to train this week in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. As always, I have selected “A Race to Consider” as well as cross training opportunities. If you have an organization that has activities that you would like listed, please…

Week 5 - Intra-Workout Meals From the RD

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  During your run, your goal is to maintain your predetermined pace for the entire race, and have enough energy at the end for a final push to the finish. To accomplish this in runs lasting less than 120 minutes, your body needs an effective pre-workout meal, as discussed last…

Week 5 - The Workouts

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:45 AM Written by
  During Week Five we come to a crossroads in the training program, based on individual level of ability. First-time runners who are simply looking for completion of the race continue through normal Base Phase Training, while intermediate or advanced runners who are running for a specific time or pace…

Week 5 - Welcome to the 5K Program

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:30 AM Written by
It's Week Five, and my pleasure to welcome all of our 5K runners to the program! I want to extend a warm greeting to all of our new teammates, especially our first-time runners. Thank you all for making a choice to be a part of the this program, and entrusting…

Week 5 - Coach's Letter

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
During the Build Phase of training for intermediate and advanced distance runners, I'll start to introduce some speed and strength training (running style) into the workouts. Runners looking to hit a certain qualifying pace or set a personal-best can benefit from this type of training. It is VERY important to…
  Tuckered out after so many miles? This protein-rich stew is good for repairing muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores for future workouts. (I know, so many runs during marathon-training season!) It’s also rich in iron, necessary for the production of hemoglobin in your…

Week 4 - There and Back

Friday, 27 February 2015 12:00 AM Written by
I chose this weeks quote because I felt that it reflected the support that I am receiving through my own training and how much I owe to those that support me. This was a banner week for me in that I accomplished all of my training sessions: swim, bike and…

Week 4 - Where To Train

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Good Thursday morning! Below you will find a comprehensive listing of where to train this week in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. As always, I have selected “A Race to Consider” as well as cross training opportunities. If you have an organization that has activities that you would like listed,…
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