Archive for the ‘Training Tips’ Category

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Half Marathon Training Starts Aug 4th

The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles and is focused on the Kansas City Half Marathon or any Half Marathon Oct 20th and beyond. Coach Carstens will guide you through distance, pace, form, hydration, nutrition and much more.
Minimum Fitness Requirement: Be able to run 20 miles per week by August 4th.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

How to Love Running Hills: Paul Gorman

Sunset Running

Yes, that’s right it’s possible to love running hills in Kansas City. Everyone dreads the small hills, long hills, steep hills. Before races people are looking at maps, driving the course, asking other runners to spot the hills so they can prepare for them. Me? I look forward to the hills? Yes, I’m crazy, but not for a particular reason.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Training Tip for Hospital Hill Run: Jim Green

In preparation for Hospital Hill or if you are interested in improving one’s fitness level, I remembered a tip from a sports physiologist I learned while living in Northern New York at a Cross Country Ski Expo. After watching video of the Great Norwegian Bjorn Daeglie’s climbing technique, the physiologist stressed the importance of hill training since most cross country READ MORE »

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Running on Hard Days: Tom Cotter

We have all had them. Those days that you just do not feel like taking one step out the door. You know you should run. You know there is no reason not to run. You just do not want to run. Most of those runs, once I drag myself out there, end up being some of my best runs. I READ MORE »

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Changes in Training to Improve Running: Bill Smith

My wife & I are both long time runners, me a marathoner and Holly the half, mostly.  At 64 years old we are looking for ways to keep from getting any slower (and slower).  We are really enthused about a couple of recent changes we have made to our training, and will try to keep you updated on how this READ MORE »

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hot Weather Running

Here’s some tips from the RRCA for hot weather running.  Stay safe.   SummerRunning READ MORE »

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Barefootin It

Our Trail Meister Ben Holmes has some thoughts on barefoot running….

Barefootin’ It
Everybody is talking about the book, “Born to Run.” I found the book to be an interesting read, although it wandered and switched-back like a Wyco trail, at times. It was fairly complimentary to trailrunning and ultrarunning in general, while not embellishing upon the characters (too much). READ MORE »

Monday, June 21, 2010

KCTC will help you run faster

Been craving some speed work? Want a simple five week speed progam? Attached is the distilled KCTC wisdom on intervals. You can do these anytime that fits your schedule.