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Off Season Training Stage 1- R&R

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It has been quite a long year by September for most folks. You may or may not have done a lot of races or events, but usually most people have dedicatedly stuck to some sort of structured program since last Nov, Dec or Jan. Time for a break! Back away from the Garmin, put up…

TJ Tollakson–It all comes down to the run

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Last month, we were lucky enough to have TJ Tollakson come and give some great information during the Jordanelle Triathlon packet pickup. TJ is a pro triathlete (here is his blog about SLC) who worked his way up from an engineer racing the age group scene up to Ironman 70.3 pro champion and a full…

BJ’s Ironman-A new PR at Ironman Couer D’Alene

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So here is BJ Christenson’s Ironman Couer D’Alene race report. At Salt Lake Running Co we are very happy for our Draper Sales Floor manager in not only running a fantastic race, but grabbing another slot for Ironman Hawaii. Like other elite athletes, BJ has endured many dedicated hours over many years to run races…

4 X 1 mile repeats-bread and butta baby

One of the biggest mistakes most runners and triathletes make is that they don’t do much in the way of speedwork. I admit that it really is fun to go out with a friend for a 60-90min run and chat. And there is even a place in appropriate training for that. However, if you are…

Ice Baths–Recovery on the Rocks

It’s almost time for that fall marathon! Here’s a little tip to help speed up recovery and test your mental fortitude: One of the best ways to be able to help your body handle a regular routine of intense and/or high mileage workouts is to plunge feet first into the recovery ritual of ice baths.…

Hawaii 70.3–a comedy of errors

A Half Ironman is a really long way no matter how you look at it. So why not spend that time wisely and pass the miles along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island? Well, Hawaii 70.3 is most certainly that salt and pepper, sugar and spice kind of course. Hard, but beautiful. A hot…

What races should you do this year?

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Once the month of May comes, the race schedule gets pretty packed with all kinds of road races, triathlons, bike racing and off road events. Already, there has been the Moab Half-Marathon, Salt Lake Marathon, a handful of sprint triathlons and bike races. At this point in the year, the biggest mistake I see people…

Base Mile Blitzkrieg

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It might be O’dark thirty in the morning, cold and a bit snowy, but are you getting them in? Goin’ the right pace? Grab some warm EmergnC and cuttle up with this tidbit of base mile info. What are they really? Base miles are done at a low intensity that allows you to talk comfortably…
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