Become A VDOT Certified Running Coach

By |2024-01-24T13:35:43-05:00August 17th, 2015|Announcements, VDOT|

Running coaches of all levels can now improve their resumes by becoming certified online by the “World’s Best Running Coach.” Are you up to the test? Take the V.O2 Distance Certification Exam, authored by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels. According to Runner’s World Magazine, Dr. Daniels “has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. He might […]

Science on the Run: Bad Posture = Bad Runner

By |2015-08-17T13:27:24-04:00August 17th, 2015|Biomechanics|

Linking current research to running By Nikki Reiter As a fidgety-runner-type-who-hates-sitting-at-her-desk and worries about maintaining good posture, I’ve been incorporating stretching a few times a day, in addition to multiple walks to fill up my cup at the water station and my mid-day run (with all these breaks, you probably wonder how I ever get […]

Part 2, Race Kick: Strength Or Speed?

By |2024-01-23T16:53:39-05:00July 13th, 2015|Training tips|

By Malindi Elmore [Part 1 of “It’s All About The Kick” can be found here.] Many track runners think they must possess raw speed to win with a kick. This is simply not true. Kicking is often a relative term, and can almost be explained better as who slows down the least. The faster the […]

Adjust Your Training Paces For High Temperatures

By |2024-01-23T16:45:23-05:00July 9th, 2015|Running Calculator, Training tips|

Runners dread the heat and humidity, especially when it hinders their performance. Fortunately, Dr. Jack Daniels’ formulas for adjusting training paces due to high temperatures can be utilized on the VDOT Running Calculator. No longer should runners be overtraining in the heat or get frustrated by not hitting their training paces. Here’s how it works […]

Running Drills – What Are They Good For?

By |2024-01-23T16:32:33-05:00July 8th, 2015|Biomechanics|

Linking current research to running By Nikki Reiter It’s likely you’ve heard that running drills will improve your technique to make you a more efficient runner. Some coaches claim that running drills are effective by way of simulating individual running phases, seeking to correct technique. However, research has shown that the method of performing those […]

It’s All About The Race Kick

By |2024-01-23T16:26:59-05:00July 1st, 2015|Training tips|

By Malindi Elmore My race kick was a skill that I practiced through training, visualizing, and race strategy. Let’s be honest, races are meant for winning! Yes, there are all sorts of other tangible goals a runner can have such as running personal bests, setting records, advancing through rounds, etc, but if you win every […]

What Is The Purpose Of Training At 5k Race Pace?

By |2024-01-23T16:11:59-05:00May 27th, 2015|Ask Dr. Jack Daniels, Coaching Clinic, Running Calculator, Training tips|

“I’m not against it, but I have a hard time justifying the physiological benefits of training at 5k or 10k race pace. Now for an excellent runner, 5k race pace is right around Interval pace.” – Dr. Jack Daniels If you’re a 23-minute 5k runner your race pace is 7:24/mi, yet your Interval or VO2max […]

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