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Pace Calculator

By |2023-04-25T10:46:31-04:00April 17th, 2023|Training tips, VDOT Calculator|

The VDOT Calculator (embedded below) acts as a running pace calculator in three keys ways to help runners of all levels improve: Race Pace Calculator: get race paces to help with race preparation or analysis of a performance Training Pace Calculator: get personalized training paces to train more effectively Equivalent Race Pace Calculator: get equivalent [...]

Stride Rate

By |2018-11-08T22:17:17-05:00November 8th, 2018|Biomechanics, Training tips|

By Dr. Jack Daniels When I am teaching a new group of runners the first thing I have them do is count their stride frequencies while running around the track. I can’t remember ever having one of these beginners who turned over as fast as 180 steps per minute. However, when my wife and I […]

Insider’s Guide To The NYC Marathon

By |2018-11-01T17:01:24-04:00November 1st, 2018|Training tips|

By Stephen England [Editor’s Note:  We’re lucky to work with NYC running ambassador, NYRR pacer and coach Stephen England. Stephen has run/paced the NYC Marathon 5 times and coached dozens of runners in preparation for this race. Here are his final tips to our local Marathon Training Program with the NY Flyers.] Training 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻: “The hay […]

The Ingredients of Success

By |2018-10-26T14:51:40-04:00October 26th, 2018|Training tips|

By Dr. Jack Daniels Having lived in 16 states and several foreign countries along with my years of competing in three World Championships, two Olympics, and visiting 30 foreign countries, I had a good opportunity to see how specific ingredients become associated with success. A lot of my opinions are based upon over 50-years of […]

Breathing Rhythm For Runners

By |2018-10-02T16:39:58-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Ask Dr. Jack Daniels, Training tips|

By Dr. Jack Daniels I strongly believe that breathing rhythm is closely associated with stride rate, and this association is not exclusive to runners. In fact, in some sports the act of breathing is determined very clearly by the rate at which the legs and/or arms are moving. Take the example of swimmers; here breathing […]

Stride Rate: A Step In The Right Direction

By |2018-01-28T18:47:16-05:00January 28th, 2018|Biomechanics, Training tips|

[Editor’s Note:  Many runners and coaches have heard that 180 steps per minute is a proper cadence and that comes from Dr. Daniels’ observing/counting the steps of elite runners in the 1984 Olympics. Some get fixated on hitting a rate of 180 but there are so many variables in terms of speed, goals, and the running background of the […]

Try Back-To-Back Quality Days When Training In-Season

By |2018-01-25T14:40:29-05:00January 25th, 2018|Ask Dr. Jack Daniels, Training tips|

By Dr. Jack Daniels Many coaches ask how to organize Quality training during weeks they are racing. Sometimes you just have to try different things to determine what’s best for your runners. First, I like to always have two Easy days before a race. If it’s a really important race then your last Quality workout should be […]

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