Aerobic base training, also known as base building or base mileage, is a fundamental phase of training in running. It focuses on developing and strengthening the aerobic energy system, which primarily utilizes oxygen to generate energy for sustained exercise. During aerobic base training, the emphasis is placed on building endurance, improving cardiovascular fitness, and increasing … Continue reading Aerobic base training
Author: Coach Nathan
Running the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run, 100 miler #3.
"Don't Think Too Far Ahead, Stay Where Your Feet Are." "This is Fine. I am Fine. Everything is Fine" "Don't Think Anything, Just Do, Like a Robot" These are the quotes I kept switching and repeating almost the entire race. And these reflect my strategy towards this race. All right, let us jump in. Disclaimer: … Continue reading Running the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run, 100 miler #3.
Harpers Ferry, WV to Potomac, MD Night Fun (aka) Run – 2022
You read it right. It is a run from Harper's Ferry, WV to Old Anglers Inn in Potomac MD. It is an one way run, point to point, on the C&O Canal Towpath. Oh, forgot to mention one more thing. It is a night run. Here is how it gets organized each year. Few of … Continue reading Harpers Ferry, WV to Potomac, MD Night Fun (aka) Run – 2022
Balance and Stability Exercise for Runners
Runners tend to focus on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, often forgetting--until we're about to take a tumble--that running also demands balance. Balance exercises for runners are huge. It may not seem like it while you are doing it, but running is essentially hopping on one leg over and over again--but a little more gracefully. … Continue reading Balance and Stability Exercise for Runners
Running my first 100 miler – C&O Canal 100.
Hello out there. If you are reading this blog post, you are either into distance running already or simply want to get an idea of how crazy is to run a 100 miler. I hope I have captured enough about my experience with training for the 100 and then running it. Have fun!!! Getting the … Continue reading Running my first 100 miler – C&O Canal 100.
Race Week and Race Day Preparation Tips for Distance Runners
If this is your first marathon, you’re probably feeling excited, nervous, and a little apprehensive. If you’ve run the distance before, you’re probably feeling excited, nervous, and a little apprehensive. The marathon does that to you – beginners and seasoned pros alike. Lots of thoughts run through your head as we approach the marathon day. Don’t … Continue reading Race Week and Race Day Preparation Tips for Distance Runners
What is that VO2 Max Estimate number on my watch mean to me?
if you are someone who wear an Apple or Samsung galaxy watch or some type of Garmins with wrist based heart rate monitors built-in, you may have seen this number showing up on the screen after a training, VO2 Max. You can also see this number for over the period of time on your activity … Continue reading What is that VO2 Max Estimate number on my watch mean to me?
Recommendations for running gear, fuel, electrolytes and other accessories (Updated 2023)
When it comes to running, it can get as minimal as possible or as bigger as possible in terms of things that we buy. Let us see some of the basic things that most runners buy and see some brands to avoid confusion. I put together this list based on what I have bought and … Continue reading Recommendations for running gear, fuel, electrolytes and other accessories (Updated 2023)
Couch to 5K – Let’s Get Started!!
A Couch to 5K program is a great way to train without getting hurt, but you may be wondering what to expect from this program. Here are a few basic things you'll experience as you go from sitting on the couch to finishing a 5K. Walk-Run-Walk. You will start out by walking more than you … Continue reading Couch to 5K – Let’s Get Started!!
MCM Finish Line to Club House
1. After the Finish Congratulations!!! As soon as you finish the race, you will be greeted by the Marines and put the Finisher medal on you and salute. Great feeling ah!!! Yes.. Follow the crowd and take the picture in front of the Iowa Jima Memorial. There will be official photographers taking pictures. After this … Continue reading MCM Finish Line to Club House