Coaches Corner: Workouts I Love

Photo by Dan McCauley By Amy Begley, Atlanta Track Club Elite Coach Everyone has a love-hate relationship with workouts.  Some people don’t do prescribed workouts and just run miles.  Others like the grind of tempos and mile repeats and some prefer the lactic acid inducing short speed intervals. A few of my favorite workouts include the workouts known as the

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Taper Crazies

Author: A. Land Published on: October 19, 2016 Taper crazies are a real, very serious condition, suffered by many distance runners.  You work all season long to build your mileage and get you speed and strength work in and then suddenly your big race is on the horizon.  Time for the taper. You’d think that runners would love this time

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Thanksgiving Day Races – Last Minute Race Tips & Preparation

By: Holly Ortlund, Atlanta Track Club’s Women’s Competitive Team Captain   Are you ready? There’s just over one week to go before Thanksgiving Day races are slated to start. Here in Atlanta, many will partake in the Atlanta Half Marathon, but these tips apply to any race. At this point in your training you’ve hopefully logged the necessary miles, completed

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Tis the season for inclement weather!

It sounds like nearly every part of the country has already seen its fair share of snow, ice, freezing rain, or frigid temperatures.  While this kind of weather certainly makes heading out for a run more challenging, it (usually) doesn’t have to stop you from getting your mileage.  Additionally, slippery, wet, and cold conditions greatly increase the risk of injury. 

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