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Running Mistakes: Lessons From My First Marathon by Coach Ian Cruz

Running Mistakes: Lessons From My First Marathon

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  • December 22, 2020September 10, 2021

Running Mistakes – Everyone makes them training for their first marathon. From not knowing how to fuel, to wearing improper running shoes, a poor stride, or not tapering, nobody gets everything “perfect”.

The biggest issues I had in training for my first marathon were my expectations. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I didn’t know how hard it is to BQ. I didn’t realize how much harder the trails are than road races. I didn’t know how to structure the mileage of my run and what burnout is. I didn’t know how to fuel, how to fix my stride, and how to breathe. And I made a few other funny mistakes along the way.

Running Form, Coach Ian

Running Form

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  • December 3, 2020April 22, 2021

How to improve running form to prevent injuries

Training on a Meatless Diet

Training on a Meatless Diet

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  • December 1, 2020September 29, 2021

What athletes and marathon runners should consider when transitioning to a meatless diet and how to avoid deficiencies.

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Nasal Breathing While Running: An Unlikely PR strategy

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  • November 9, 2020October 17, 2021

My fastest marathon didn’t coincide with the typical training story of having the most logged miles and vigorous training leading up to race day. Heading into the Mountains 2 Beach marathon, I had been averaging about 20 miles per week, but had sufficient cross training to feel comfortable with my aerobic capacity to be able to run the marathon. My marathon race strategy seemed a little unconventional – to pace myself for the first half according to the highest pace at which I could maintain nasal breathing.

Community Spotlight: Bertrand Newson (Too Legit Fitness)

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  • September 16, 2020April 22, 2021

Bertrand Newson is the founder of Too Legit Fitness (established 2011). Too Legit Fitness is a well-known training program in the Bay Area with over 700 members and hosts the official training program for the Silicon Valley Half Marathon and has coached several athletes (including me!) in long distance running and pursuing many different fitness goals of all ability levels.

Coach Ian – Week In Review: (9/13/2020)

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  • September 13, 2020April 22, 2021

Coach Ian – Week in Review: What I’m reading: Sacred Cow: Diane Rodgers and Robb Wolf  Humankind: A Hopeful History Something I Tried: On Friday, I did a recovery session with my mom as we practiced some breathwork techniques and yoga. We started off with a 15 minute session of Ujjayi breathing and modified Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (alternate nostril breathwork). We finished up with 30 minutes of yoga. I posted the breathwork and yoga session exclusively for our Dreamland members. You can also get access to this recovery session by becoming a premium member. CGM Data: I’ve been keeping up… Read More »Coach Ian – Week In Review: (9/13/2020)

Big SURreal Virtual Challenge 21 Mile Run

Race Report: Big SURreal 21 Miler

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  • September 7, 2020April 22, 2021

I ran the Big SURreal 21 Miler this weekend. This was a great training run and a chance to experiment with fueling and my CGM data.