We’d like to share with you a few of our most fundamental training philosophies. These philosophies serve as the back-bone for the decisions that we as coaches make in helping an athlete improve their craft and get as much out of their training as possible. We believe that these training philosophies
The Kalenjin, who occupy much of the Rift Valley, are Kenya’s third largest tribe. Despite only making up approximately 12% of Kenya’s population, they represent more than 75% of their country’s top runners. If you think Kenyan running couldn’t be more impressive, think Kalenjin running. “To put Kalenjin running success
First off, let me say that tapering is something that is highly individualistic. If you’ve got a method that has worked for you, stick with it. Many of the world’s best athletes have unconventional tapering methods that have been used with great success. Roger Bannister famously rested completely for 4
Anyone who has ever picked up a magazine or watched a broadcast of a live sports event has undoubtedly heard of lactic acid. Lactic acid is often considered an athlete’s worst enemy. But in reality, it is one of the most important substances in our metabolism, actually delaying fatigue rather
In a recent Nike funded study, Hoogkamer et al. 2017 concluded that the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, a shoe embedded with a full-length curved carbon fiber plate, reduces the energy cost of marathon running (i.e. improving running efficiency) by ~4% in comparison to 2 traditional high performing racing shoes (below).