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Archives for the day Friday, April 9th, 2010

As athletes, we are familiar with the benefits of stretching as part of their exercise routine, but varying types of stretches and proper technique are just a couple of different issues we must deal with.  Many of us have heard more about dynamic stretching instead of passive stretching and static stretching – but the exact definition of these stretches remain foggy for most of us. Read more… »

Base training, what is it?

This is the first of a short series on base training.

Base training means a lot of things to different athletes.  For advanced athletes, base training focuses on strength and fuel burning.  For a large majority of our readers, base training is for building up strength and endurance to accomplish an event.  It seems the half marathon is the most popular event for base training.  My first base training was for a triathlon some 15 to 20 years ago

A lot of you are people who started out just like I did.  I saw a triathlon that I wanted to do and I trained for it.  I had no idea what I was doing but I sure tried hard.  I did not finish my first attempt at that triathlon and I trained for a whole year to go back and finish that thing. Read more… »