"Its all about the Glutes!" A quick review from our latest team Strength & Conditioning Clinic. by Joe Azze
Having just completed the teams 2nd Strength & Conditioning clinic, the take home message from those 2 sessions is “It's all about the Glutes". The stronger and more engage your gluteal muscles are, the healthier, more efficiently your ass can move forward no matter what adventure you seek.
FKT Report (+Video) by MPF Coach Ben Nephew. A new FKT on The Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide Mountain Loop in the Southern Catskills! by Ben Nephew
It looks like the FKT competition in the northeast is starting to become more active. A few weeks after my time for the Presidential Traverse was destroyed by Jan Wellford, Josh Burns beat my 2010 time (run data) for the WCS loop by about 3 minutes. I was headed back to New Paltz to visit family...
Race Report by MPF Client Mike Zusman - The Mountain Madness 7 Mile Trail Run, “Racing above Threshold"! by Mike Zusman
I wasn’t sure what to expect racing the 7 mile Mountain Madness trail run, but my hunch was that the relatively short race would be fast from the gun. While I was operating under a number of assumptions, things started off as I had envisioned. I had a quality 15 minute warm up, and I was at the front on the starting line.
Race Report by MPF/Campmor Athlete, Len Huffman, The MOMA 50k "Gutting it out" by Len Huffman
As September neared its end, I was preparing for my 3rd Mountain Madness 50k. I had mixed feelings about the race this year. Last year I had trained on the course often and had more miles in my legs but felt under trained this year. A busy schedule had kept me from but just 1 training run on the course. The course was also different this year due to...
Video Exercise Highlight - Advanced Pushups
by Joe Azze
Push-Ups are a great way to strengthen your core while enhancing upper body strength. The core not only involves the abdominals but includes the muscles of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, along with the pelvic girdle and hip joint. The push-ups in the video demonstrate the involvement of the core for stabilization and performance.
Race Report by Ben Nephew, The Spartan Ultra Beast World Championship in Vermont! “Ultra Obstacle” by Ben Nephew
I ran three Spartan Races last year, ending with a 4th place at the World Championships in Killington, VT. While I thoroughly enjoyed the races, I still prefer FKT’s and traditional trail races most of the time. With my schedule this fall I wasn’t able to get to the two shorter races I did last year before deciding at the last minute to return to Killington.
Race Report by Elizabeth, The 2013 Wasatch 100!
Nothing is going to stop me from getting to the finish line! I am tired of feeling defeated and weak. Today I am going to finish! People often ask me why I run ultras or why I prefer the 100 mile distance? There are several reasons why, one is the feeling I have right now while sitting in my living room in NY, the memories of the amazing people I met, the 100 miles of endless beauty I got to see. The soreness in legs that reminds me of my accomplishment. read more