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2 weeks to go before the big race, you can feel it in the air.
Ken is doing 100 meter sprints. The warm temperture is ideal for short, fast sprinting which develops all-out speed, strength, and form efficiency.
This is a short video of my typical warm up routine before doing full-body strength training geared specifically to make me a more balanced, efficient, and faster runner.
With the appropriate apparel, running in the winter is easy and a pleasure. Don't let chilly temps keep you away, visit a proper running store to get the right gear and get out there and start enjoying the outdoors all year long.
In this video, high school freshman and rising New York City miler, Ali, is working on her "top-end" running speed doing near all out 200 meter and 300 meter repetition sprints. Excellent for building speed and speed endurance which will improve her mile racing time and her fitness for lacrosse.
High School track runner doing sprints in Central Park on the east drive
Changing speeds during an interval running workout can help build race ready fitness in a manageable, less destructive way than just straight up hard, fast intervals. Lactate Threshold (high-end AEROBIC pace) 1200 meter intervals tire the legs sufficiently - mimicking racing fatigue without being abusive, followed by some shorter, faster intervals 300 meter / 200 meter / 100 meter sprints, challenging the body the same way as the end of the race.
Amy running lactate threshold pace followed by sprints
The owners of CoreFitness and CyroNYC, Michael and Denise Margulies, are now offering "PRO LEVEL" recovery for runners and athletes with their new Cryotherapy therapy chamber located on the Upper East Side. Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to treat symptoms such as tissue damage (excellent for athletes), decrease inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone and reduce signs of aging. It's commonly used as a spa treatment, but pro athletes of all sports, including runners, are now using this treatment regularly.
The best day of the year in New York City. The world watches runners from all over the world make the epic journey through the five boroughs and Central Park. Love it.