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  Use a treadmill/dreadmill – no serious runner wants to run on the dreadmill but most hotels have one and it is convenient. Try committing to a couple of miles every day just to keep some semblance of your training going. Contact a local running club – a quick Google search will find some local […]

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Potato Chip Rock

  Poway Potato Chip Rock Run (Option…do it on a full moon)   You begin this run from Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, which is located off Espola Rd. in Poway. There is a good size parking lot located here. The first 1¼ miles are relatively flat and actually quite shaded so even in the summer […]

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Speed-Work makes you a Superhero

  Summer running for me normally means it is the time that I start to incorporate more speed work to help hone speed and prepare me for the fall ultra running season. The difference between a long 3-hour “slog” in the mountains or longer road run and speed work is night and day. Physiologically it […]

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no puking

                I remember growing up my dad told me stories of how he was watching the 1996 Olympic Marathon Trials on T.V. Bob Kempainen a runner (who ended up winning) starting vomiting at the 22 mile mark, this continued for two miles before he composed himself and ended up winning.   When I […]

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Obviously NOT Overtrained

             For many runners living in the U.S.A winter is transitioning to spring. This means ditch the treadmill maintenance running and run outside. Lucky for us warm weather climates like “San Diego” provide year round summer training, with multiple races under our belt already.   Anytime you ramp up your […]

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"Dreaded Taper"

             Most people sign up for a race with a good amount of time to train in advance. They are excited to train (hopefully), but as the race gets closer and closer they get more nervous (naturally) and then before you know it, you are only two weeks out from your […]

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Do I look like I feel good?

  It is no secret that the early year flu epidemic has hit the San Diego area. I have caught it and everyone around me seems to have caught it as well. It is also no secret that most runners feel a little bit guilty having to take more than a day off of running. […]

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Black Mountain Jul 12 002

Each year we see a trend of methods or formats for working out and gaining strength increase. In past years the popularity of boot-camp style, higher intensity workouts, seems to be what people have been gravitating towards.   In doing research you can find many boot-camps that involve circuit type workouts and small bursts of […]

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female-runner-abs-2

  Losing body fat and body weight is essentially a numbers game, and a battle of “calories in vs. calories out” in order to burn one pound of fat you must burn 3,500 calories. The most efficient and safe way to achieve this is to implement a healthier diet (consuming healthier foods which are often […]

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SDRI's Core Workouts . . . Rock Hard!

             Is BMI is the best measurement to determine body composition? True or False? Although BMI is a proper measure, it is essentially a measurement of your weight in comparison to your height, and not the inside of the body. It also does not take into account someone’s genes and […]

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            Do many runners have asked me about stretching and running. Should I stretch or not? Should I stretch before or after running? With so many different points of view and opinions it is hard to choose.   Personally I have never been a fan of stretching before a run or race. I found […]

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I had a guy come to see me for chronic leg pain yesterday.  He was from out of state and decided to have a trip to San Diego and come see me at the same time.  He had been told he had Shin Splints and that he should not run by his primary doctor.  Don’t […]

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