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They can’t all be easy – Challenge Dubai held up to it’s namesake!

Mentally I had prepared myself for the possibility of a hot race at the inaugural Challenge Dubai. What I had not prepared for or expected was the extremely windy conditions which I woke up to Friday morning.  As I walked to the transition area the wind was unbelievable, flags and signs where blowing in all …

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Miami Ironman 70.3 – The race that almost was

I'm sitting here wondering where 5 months have gone between my last race report after Eagleman Ironman 70.3!  How is it possible that 5 months could have passed so quickly - and what on earth have I been doing? Well, it wasn't on my plan but not long after Eagleman I got an itch to …

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Eagleman Ironman 70.3 – 8th June 2014. Race Report

Eagleman Ironman 70.3 - pretty much a perfect race! Swim 1.9kms, Bike 90kms, Run 21.1kms I've been trying to reflect on the days leading up to, and including race day to try and find some kind of interesting story, or drama to entertain you with.  But I really can't.  It was just completely drama and …

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It’s All in the Hips

Yes – I found this out the hard way. Luckily I also found Precision Fitness so I am sure they will sort me out in no time.

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This weeks Endurance athlete post is an all too common subject for those that train at Precision Fitness “It’s All in the Hips.” An article in Runners Times recently came out talking about the importance of strength and stability in the hips/glute and how it can have an effect down the kinetic chain. David McHenry, physical therapist and strength coach for Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project. “The foot is really just the end of a big kinetic whip–the leg Core and hips are where every runner should be starting if they are really concerned with optimizing their form, maximizing their speed and minimizing injury potential.”

The exercises in the article are in no way a complete hip/ glute strengthening program, but nonetheless work to some extent.


Mark Seibert

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