The Coaches' Corner by Threshold Athletic RSS

Decoupling sounds like something you don't want to do this recently after Valentines Day. Turns out, it's actually something that can help you monitor your fitness. Coach Ryan explains what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to track your progress.

Read more

by Ryan Drummond of Threshold Athletic Coaching Here in the northeastern U.S, winter has arrived, and with it lower temperatures for running outdoors. Many of us are anecdotally aware that running in the cold can be “hard on your lungs.” But what does that actually mean, and how cold does it have to be to be concerned about the effects?The effect of cold weather running is measured with spirometry tests performed pre- and post- exercise in temperature controlled environments. Theses tests measure the volume of exhaled air and the rate of airflow at specific points of exhalation. Runners are tested in temperature ranges from...

Read more

Coach Ryan of Threshold Athletic discusses the dreaded (but often necessary) treadmill run.

Read more

Cold Weather Running, Threshold Athletic Coaches' Corner -

Cold Weather Running We're about to be force-fed frozen jello-shots of the cold weather season, so this tip is about cold weather running. Much like hot weather running, running in extremes of cold can impact your performance. The effect of the cold on your body as you run depends on "how cold" the environment is and how well you address it. Some tips related to keeping your running even keel and enjoyable are: 1. "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing." You've heard it before but it bears repeating: layers -- thin, wicking material close to the skin, the...

Read more