Category: Training Plans

  • “Barefoot” Running Step by Step

    SET YOUR FEET FREE I started running “barefoot” (with minimal foot protection) last October after reading the book Born To Run by journalist and ultra-marathon runner Christopher McDougall.  In the book he talks about, among many other interesting things, a study that showed the correlation between the price of your running shoes and injuries is…

  • Training for a Marathon: Part 3

    Get a Running Start Training for a 5k Training for a 10k Training for a Half Marathon Training for a Marathon « Training for a Marathon: Part 2 Congratulations—you’ve made it through the sometimes grueling, always interesting process of training to run 26.2 miles. The race is fast approaching, and your nerves are probably getting…

  • Training for a Marathon: Part 2

    Get a Running Start Training for a 5k Training for a 10k Training for a Half Marathon Training for a Marathon « Training for a Marathon: Part 1 Training for a Marathon: Part 3 » As you move deeper into marathon training, you’ll need to pay special attention to taking care of yourself while you…

  • Training for a Marathon: Part 1

    by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Expert Coach & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | The marathon is a rite of passage for serious runners and for many non-runners, too: 26.2 miles of self-examination and self-knowledge. It’s also a doable goal for almost everyone, given the right circumstances and build-up. In this series, I’ll talk you through the process…

  • Getting Started in Triathlon: Part 3

    Congratulations: you’ve climbed the learning curve for triathlon and are ready to put your skills to the test! Now that you’ve got a handle on equipment, combination workouts, and transitions, race day is drawing near. There’s so much to manage in the days before your race—and, of course, in the race itself—that it’s the sole…

  • Getting Started in Triathlon: Part 2

    In Part 1 of this three-part series on getting up to speed in triathlon, we examined equipment and choosing a race, with a training plan to give you four weeks of base-building in each discipline. In part 2, I’ll explain combination workouts and transitions between sports, including a look at what to wear so that…

  • Getting Started in Triathlon: Part 1

    What is this crazy thing called triathlon? Three sports in one event—usually swim, bike, and run, and usually in that order. It’s a great way to expand your skill set and your approach to training. You’ll probably have a background in one of the three sports, and you’ll probably find another is challenging. Good! Challenge…

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    Get a Running Start

    by Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher
    Here on Athleta Chi, you’ll find my plans to get you through a fast 5K, 10K, or half marathon race. But if you’re not already running, that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach…

  • Training for a Half Marathon

    By Sage Rountree, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher
    The half marathon suffers from its label as half. Completing this distance is an accomplishment belittled by the name of the race—it feels like a whole adventure, not half of anything. At the same time, this is a distance that most runners can accomplish without undue trouble. You—yes, you—can probably finish a half feeling good…

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