Friday, October 29, 2010

Optimizing Your Marathon - Using Math

Optimizing Your Marathon - Using Math
The Harvard-MIT scientist, Benjamin Rapoport, was inspired by his experience in the 2005 New York Marathon. As he entered Manhattan for the last several miles of the race, his legs just didn't want to keep up the pace. He was experiencing a common phenomenon among marathoners, known as "hitting the wall." Essentially, the body runs out of fuel, forcing the runner to slow down dramatically.

Monday, October 4, 2010

ISC Corporate Challenge 2010 - 5Mile Run

September 25, 2010 - Downtown Indianapolis.  Results
A perfect day to run.  The corporate challenge starts off every year with a 7:45 am start of the five mile run.  This year I was hoping for a good run with the training base I carried over from the Ironman.  Ran the fastest average pace (6:23/mi) since running the event (2004-06 was a 10K) and since Athlinks has tracked my results. Good or Bad, my garmin was still out of commission and the heart rate monitor I choose for the day didn't sync at the start line.  Had to go old school on the run and JUST RUN.  Probably why I was able to push harder than usual. 

A Training Day With Mirinda Carfrae

A Training Day With Mirinda Carfrae’s Liz Hichens took a trip to Boulder, Colo. to learn what it’s like to train for a day with Ironman World Championship run course record holder Mirinda Carfrae of Australia. Carfrae provides insight on what it takes to be a top triathlete and exactly what she’s done differently from 2009 to give her the best chance at the 2010 Ironman World Championship title.