Author archive: zw

Guest Blogger Race Report Road Running
Secondhand Ojai – Mountains 2 Beach 2 Boston
05/31/2017
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Secondhand Ojai – Mountains 2 Beach 2 Boston
Well, they say the best place to start a story is at the beginning, so let’s do that. Cut to.... Mile 15, outside of Duluth, MN. Grandma’s marathon June 2016. Shooting for 3:10, had just completed a really solid training block using Pfitz 18/70, and had high hopes for this race. It was probably the first race I had run where I thought I had a legitimate shot to BQ.
Gadgets Reviews
Forerunner 935 test. Was I wrong about optical HR monitors?
05/13/2017
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Forerunner 935 test. Was I wrong about optical HR monitors?
If you read this blog you know I do not like optical HR monitors (see: Wrist/optical HR monitors are worth +10 BMP). However, it was time to update my aging watch and the Garmin Forerunner 935 was the obvious choice. Check out DC Rainmakers full review here: Garmin Forerunner 935 In-Depth Review. It's essentially the best Garmin ever made. But I'm not here to tell you about the watch, I'm here to tell you about it's optical HR monitor.
Shoes Tips
Does shoe weight really matter?
02/25/2017
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Does shoe weight really matter?
Yes, yes it does. Bill Bowerman, world famous running coach and co-founder of Nike, once said that if your stride is 6 feet, you take 800 strides in a mile, and if you remove 1oz from your shoe weight that equals 55lbs less that you have to lift over the mile (880oz = 55lbs).
Reviews Road Running Shoes
The Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 is incredible
02/23/2017
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The Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 is incredible
Let me start by saying that the Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 was complete and utter garbage. It was supposed to be lightweight, responsive, and fast. It was heavy, bulky, and slow and I hated every minute I ran in them. So why then would I even consider buying the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9?
Equipment Recovery Reviews
Is the Roll Recovery R8 worth the steep price?
02/23/2017
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Is the Roll Recovery R8 worth the steep price?
I'm a lazy runner. One of the reasons I run is that it's so easy to do. I roll out of bed, put on my running clothes, and I'm out the door exercising. I can do this in any city and in almost any weather. I don't love biking or swimming because of all the extra work involved in getting ready and the limitations of where and when they can be done.

Someone who is busier than you is running right now.

Unknown
Links Recovery Tips
How the Best Runners in the World Recover and Prevent Injuries
03/07/2017
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How the Best Runners in the World Recover and Prevent Injuries
Follow the link, sign up with your email address, and get a free copy of the book. No spam. No affiliation. Just great information. Check it out here: http://strengthrunning.com/2017/03/elite-runners-recover-prevent-injuries

No hanging in. Only confidence and positive thoughts. Know what you’re going to do on race day. Be calm and resolute.

Coach J
Links News
Do max cushioning shoes leads to injuries?
02/25/2017
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Do max cushioning shoes leads to injuries?
"The investigators found highly cushioned (HC) shoes result in a significantly higher vertical average load rate (VALR) and vertical instantaneous loading rate (VILR), both of which have been associated with overuse injuries such as tibial stress fractures and plantar fasciitis." Check out the full story here: http://lermagazine.com/issues/june/running-shoe-reveal-study-links-max-cushioning-higher-load

I am now a legend. I am also the greatest athlete to live.

Usain Bolt