Coach’s Corner

Lift Weights to Run FASTER

When you think of a distance runner, odds are big muscles and bench presses don’t come to mind. Weight training has had a cloudy stigma in the distance running community ...

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Head for the Hills!

The hill next to the Visitors’ Center at Shelby Farms is a popular place in the morning. I was doing repeats running up and down, while others were relaxing in the grass. I ...

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For the Love of Yoga

Mention yoga to a group of runners, and they’ll likely respond with some degree of fear and disdain. If you can get past that fear and find yourself in your first down-dog, ...

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A Runner’s Success

Steve Prefontaine said, “Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” Some may read this statement from one of the most ...

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Last Minute Marathon Tips

There comes a time as your marathon nears that there is seemingly nothing else you can do. You’ve put in countless miles. Your friends are tired of hearing that you can’t ...

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Running in the Wild

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Ed Abbey Cactus Ed certainly had deeper ...

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When Running Heats Up

Not all of us can take our run indoors to escape Memphis’s heat. And some of us consider the “dreadmill” less desirable than a root canal. As uncomfortable as it is to ...

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Running In Place

While most of the US is busy enjoying a summer of fair weather runs, those of us here in the South are busy seeking comfort in the closest air conditioned room. I’m not ...

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