Author Archives: danieljtomko

If it doesn’t work…

Give up? I hope that sounds absurd, but that seems to be the approach some people take when it comes to running and related injuries. For a variety of problems, the first attempt at a solution is often to add … Continue reading

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Getting Started on 2012

Wow. Is it really 2012? Last time I posted here it was November and it was the first week of training for the new Ironman season. Yup, now I’m into week 8. A lot has happened since the last post. … Continue reading

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Week 1: Testing and Testy

Yes, this is week 1 of training, but it’s been a light one. The focus of the week has not been anything as exciting as volume or intensity. Instead, it’s been testing. Where exactly am I fitness-wise? I know where … Continue reading

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2012 Starts Early

I’ve nearly completely off since min-August, doing no formal since then, just playing. In some ways I’ve really been off most of the year. Job hunting got in the way of early season training, and then with no serious races … Continue reading

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Shoe Changes

Little by little, shoe companies are coming around to the idea that form is important and that the design of the shoes themselves can help or hinder good form. Look at the range of offerings from nearly all of the … Continue reading

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180 to Run Smooth

It’s not my intention to write a book on this blog about proper running form. I wouldn’t be the right person to do so and there are already some out there that are quite good. My goal is simply to … Continue reading

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Running Well

If I’m going to write about running technique, or at least try to convince people that it’s worth thinking about at every level of the sport, it’s worth a moment to define exactly what the objectives are. We all run … Continue reading

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