How to Run Fast

Looking to break that multi-decade old 5K PR this year? Well you’re in luck, we break down the secrets to successful speed work in this super-sized episode! It all comes down to if you want to race fast you need to train fast.

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Jeff Mrs Ts 1999
Like a gazelle! Jeff at The Chicago Triathlon circa 1999
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Just Like Old Times

It's just like old times in 2011. We're back in the new Age Grouper Studios Central and better then ever. We catch up for a bit then answer some of your long overdue email. We talk training, swimmers vertigo, recovery techniques and much more. It's like we never left!

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Hangin’ at IMOO 2006
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Out of Our League

We’re back at Runner’s High and Mark has assembled a dream team of triathlon coaches for this show! Jen, Meredith, and Mary, all local coaches, join us for a healthy conversation about all things triathlon. We ask questions about swimming, biking, running, nutrition, compu-trainers, ironman, newbies, and veterans alike. Plus, is it really ok to, um, you know...the night before a race?

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Mary Bradbury, the swim expert: marybradbury.com

Jen Harrison, the Ironman veteran: jenharrison.com

Meredith Beers, the nutrition expert: mbeerstricoach@yahoo.com

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From left: Mark Rouse, Jen Harrison, Mary Bradbury, Meredith Beers
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5K on the Runway

Eric and Jeff take off at a one-time-only 5K on a brand new runway built at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. From the registration fiasco to the departure delays, this race was in every way just like a regular commercial flight. Jeff tries for a 5K PR and Eric just tries to finish, who will win!

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An Evening With Crowie

Recorded live at Runner's High 'N Tri, Craig Alexander, 2008 Ironman World Champion talks about and answers questions about his life and career in triathlon. Hosted by NBC Sport's Mike Adamle, and in front of a sold-out audience of over 300, Crowie talks about all aspects of his triathlon career, family life, and goals for the future. His take: there are no secrets, just hard work.

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Crowie and Mike Adamle take the stage


Craig’s advice, just work hard.

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Our Favorite Tri-Gear

If you know us at all you know that we love gear! In this episode we list all of our favorite gear with one rule: it can't be a swimsuit, goggles, a bike, or shoes. It's all the other stuff that makes Tri-gear so much fun. We also check in with "Team Unthinkables" member Jeff Wright about his fundraising efforts with the Scott Rigsby Foundation. Contact Jeff at: teamunthinkable@comcast.net or check out scottrigsbyfoundation.org

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Our favorite Tri-Gear:

Swim: Pull Buoy, Flip Flops, Master's Swim Class

Bike: Clipless Pedals, Professional Bike Fitting, Cranf Bros. Power Pump, Camelbak Podium Water Bottle, Car Roof Rack

Run: Body Glide, Gore Bike Wear Gortex Jacket, Fuel Belt, Speed laces, Race Belt, A Transition Bag
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The Push-Run Smackdown

We are joined by special guest Dean Hewson a triathlon coah, accomplished age-grouper, and Ironman winner! He give us tons of valuable insight into how actually train and race for real. Real advice for an actual expert, not just us bantering. Plus, we lay the smackdown on the push-run!
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The 5K Showdown

It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Find out who took the crown at the 5K Showdown. But before that we journey deep in the city for a secret rendezvous and argue the Ironman Hawaii participant selection process.
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The Good Ole Days

Old enough to remember the good old days when the leather helmet and toe clips were all the rage? We're joined again by Mark Rouse of Runner's High 'N Tri who regales us with stories from the vintage days of triathlon. He was actually there, competing in Hawaii in 1982 with Julie Moss!
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Ace Your A Race

Get serious about your A Race now! We start out with a few race reports and then outline tactics for nailing your A Race for the year. Craig Alexander is coming to Runner's High tomorrow! If you can hear this we have successfully changed the feed URL. We're always available on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at jumpy@theagegrouper.com. Fueled by Runner's High 'N Tri at www.runnershigh-n-tri.com.
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