October 7, 2012

Health and Fitness For You

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Athletic Coach 

I am a certified Arthur Lydiard running coach and have extensive running experience.  I ran track and cross country at school and reached State level for competitions. I also provide coaching at running camps and advise runners about running form which I believe is so important if you want to take on the sport longterm, injury free. Running is part of my life and since moving to Colorado from England 10 years ago, my runs led me mostly to the trails in this beautiful part of the world.  I’ve always loved running and many years into the sport realize that the mind needs to be as powerful as the body to succeed. I believe the Lydiard philosophy gives you the empowerment to believe you can fly!

I am passionate about helping others find their true potential and am willing to listen and provide a path forward with a running plan that follows the Lydiard philosophy of ‘feeling based’ running through a variety of disciplines that create a solid base to help you reach your goal and to use as a springboard for lifetime fitness in the running world.

If you just need the ‘know-how’, or need a little encouragement, please contact me.  I can create a Personalized Program for you.  Initially, we can talk through your goals and if you are interested, I can create a program for you that will include feedback during the training period.

Here is a little information regarding the Lydiard philosophy..

  • Build the aerobic capacity to the highest level before starting faster work – how it increases anaerobic potential
  • Listen to what the body is saying at every stage of the pyramid structure
  • Think healthy nutrition and get plenty of sleep to support the body
  • All types of training, including repetitions and sprint drills are organized at the right time so you can peak on the day.

Personalized Program – Arthur Lydiard  principles: $60 

Weekly Feedback Sessions during the training period : $50 a month

Endurance Training Sauna Heat Program – Infrared Sauna 

The sauna serves two extremely important functions: First, it prepares the body to deal with heat and it gets the body used to drinking and processing large volume of liquids you are going to need to survive an endurance race.  Below is some information and a sample four-week sauna training taken from the Badwater Ultramarathon website; http://www.badwater.com/university/heat-training-in-the-sauna/  :

  • Dr Lisa Stranc-Bliss has had success (37-hour Badwater) using an infrared sauna, which she says “the lower temperatures penetrates deeper and heats the body from the inside just as the sun does.”  She is able to stay in much longer in the 130-145 degree range.
  • Endurolytes: I take a few Endurolytes while in the sauna. They restore the potassium, magnesium and sodium that I sweat out. I would not run Badwater without them. They work.
  • Drink, drink, drink: It is important to hydrate while inside the sauna to replace all the liquids you copiously sweatout. This simulates race conditions and after three weeks the body has been trained to process all the liquids it is going to need. Two bottles are for drinking and the third is for rinsing the body; it acts as a coolant for a minute or so, which helps you stay in the sauna longer.

 Sample four-week sauna training taken from the Badwater Ultra Marathon 

Day
Minutes
in Sauna
Temperature
01
15
160
02
15
160
03
15
160
04
15
160
05
20
160
06
20
160
07
20
110 (steam)
08
25
160
09
25
160
10
25
110 (steam)
11
25
160
12
30
160
13
30
160
14
30
160
15
35
160
16
35
160
17
40
160
18
40
160
19
40
160
20
30
110 (steam)
21
45
160
22
30
170
23
40
170
24
45
170
25
30
180
26
35
110 (steam)
27
40
180
28
45
180