Training Tips

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January 2017

Why We Pass on the Left

If everyone moved randomly and in all directions without expectations, there'd be a lot more trips to the ER. Fortunately, sanity has prevailed and certain "rules of the road" have been implemented. Follow these guidelines, and remember to smile and "Say Hi As You Go By" one another...

Why Fartlek?

With each training program, specialized sessions are important to developing your overall running fitness. Fartleks (speed play) are an important part of any plan. Fartlek training is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running, without stopping. During your Dave's Marathon/Half In-Training your coaches will...

December 2016

Train with Hundreds of Runners — Train with Dave’s

Dave's Marathon Training Group gives you the benefit of personal coaching through a training plan designed to enable you to achieve your goal. The Marathon and half marathon program will begin the first week of January...

The Best Treatment for Chafing is Prevention

Some people are predisposed to chafing in specific areas. Sometimes you do not know whether, or where you are prone to chafing until you start physical activity. Address the issue before the start of the race and...

November 2016

Running Your First Marathon

Running a marathon, especially for the first time, is an extremely physically taxing event. It is not easy and preparing for it, depending on your level of physical conditioning, must be well thought out in advance...

Injuries While Running a Marathon

It seems pretty realistic that over the span of a single run covering 26.2 miles an injury can occur; or there may just be some form of aggravating incident...

October 2016

Proper Hydration & Types of Hydration

Following these recommendations will help keep the body hydrated in order to perform at its best, and will help you from becoming dehydrated...

Now is a Good Time to Start Preparing for GCM 41

Start preparing for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. In addition to specific training including running, stretching and nutrition; get a physical...

March 2016

Pre & Post Race/Marathon Nutrition

Stretch gently after the race, and consider booking a massage to help your taxed muscles recover. Consider your time on the table a reward for your effort...

Injury Prevention Key to Running Longevity

Injury prevention in the runner may also include an assessment of foot mechanics as over pronation or supination can create injuries to other parts of the lower extremity, hip or back...

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