Running

20 Boston Marathon Tips from the ROO Pros

The Boston Marathon is one week away! To celebrate and help runners prepare for race day, I have gathered advice from 20 Running On Om Podcast interviewees who know Boston. The tips are organized in order of podcast publication with links to the shows if you click on their names. 1. Roy Benson, running coach, exercise scientist, camp director, and author Think positively about negative splits. May you enjoy many happy heartbeats. 2. Tawnee Prazak, endurance sports coach, personal trainer, triathlete, podcast host, and model My advice would simply be: Enjoy each moment before, during and after and never take for granted the …

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Why I Love the Lunge Warm Up

I have had the honor of working at the Boulder Running Camps in Colorado for the past two weeks, founded and directed by the amazing Coach Jay Johnson, who is featured on the ROO Podcast #27. We teach committed high school runners numerous elements for improving their running. One of my favorite exercises I have learned at the camp is The Lunge Warm Up, which Coach Johnson advocates before every run and is based on Physical Therapist Gary Gray’s Lunge Matrix. Three reasons why I love it? Takes less than 5 minutes— short and sweet! Moves through all three essential planes …

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ROO Video: Functional Core for Runners

Functional Core for Runners features 10 core moves in 10 minutes I focus on the whole posterior chain, including hamstrings, glutes, and back, which are often overlooked and essential for runner’s speed, endurance, and injury-prevention. I filmed this video because numerous friends and teammates asked me to make an online resource for them when I am not there to teach them core in-person. I created some of my own core variations and also used moves from the Core H Video— many thanks to Coaches Jay Johnson and Mike Smith’s for their permission. I am excited to begin my journey on YouTube and look forward to creating …

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ROO #27: Jay Johnson on Running and Coaching

In this episode we discuss Jay Johnson, running coach, writer, producer of RunningDVDs, and director of Boulder Running Camps and Boulder Running Clinics’, background in running from his middle school years to his experiences running at University of Colorado. He explains how he got into coaching and his proudest moments as a coach. Jay reveals the four pillars of his coaching philosophy, including what it means to run easy and the phenomena of cardiac drift. Lastly, Jay shares exciting developments with the Boulder Running Clinics and details on their information packed videos.

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