Understanding Endurance through the Lens of Muscle Fiber

Understanding Endurance through the Lens of Muscle Fiber

In this post we provide a baseline level of understanding of the physiology that allows–or limits–the ability to go far and fast. This is an essential building block toward understanding how a runner’s endurance and speed relate. And if your aim is to get across the finish line as quickly as possible, you need to develop not just the endurance to cover the distance, but the ability to cover it at your goal pace. We present here a modern understanding of the physiology of endurance and speed–one in which we can train them as two sides of the same coin. 
The Future is Female Coaches - Ayumi Nagano

The Future is Female Coaches - Ayumi Nagano

Bakline's Future is Female Coaches series recognizes and celebrates the women in our sport who lead, inspire, and make us all stronger. This week we’ve interviewed Ayumi Nagano, head coach of cross country and track and field at Millennium Brooklyn High School. Ayumi's running journey began at age 12 and her experiences as a student athlete have shaped both her own running journey as well as her approach to coaching.  
The Future Is Female Coaches - Alison Staples

The Future Is Female Coaches - Alison Staples

In The Future is Female Coaches series, we’re celebrating the women of our sports who are leading, inspiring, and making us all stronger. This week we’ve interviewed Alison Staples, the 5K and 10K coach at Charm City Run and current Half Marathon and Marathon coach for the Maryland chapter of Team in Training.
The Future is Female Coaches - Dani Filipek

The Future is Female Coaches - Dani Filipek

We continue our celebration of the women of our sport who are leading, inspiring, and making us all stronger this week with an interview with Bakline Ambassador Dani Filipek, who has experienced every facet of the sport from the middle school track team, to life as a professional runner. She currently coaches athletes at all levels for Luke Humphrey Running. 
The Future is Female Coaches - Chavonne Hodges

The Future is Female Coaches - Chavonne Hodges

In The Future is Female Coaches series, we’re celebrating the women of our sports who are leading, inspiring, and making us all stronger. This week we’ve interviewed Chavonne Hodges, the founder and one of the instructors at GrillzandGranola, a group fitness class built around creating a culturally-attuned, supportive and inclusive fitness community.
What Are You Training For?

What Are You Training For?

Without mesocycles and training blocks to number our weeks and measure progress, it can be hard to stay focused, or even motivated to train. ‘What am I training for’? may even become a question we ask ourselves when there seems to be little point in getting out the door. There’s another way to look at this gap in the race schedule, though: instead of training for an uncertain finish line, we can train for the next starting line.
The Future is Female Coaches - Mary Johnson

The Future is Female Coaches - Mary Johnson

In The Future is Female Coaches series, we’re celebrating the women of our sport who are leading, inspiring, and making us all stronger. This week we’ve interviewed Mary Johnson, who wears many hats as a runner, strength coach, running coach, mom, and founder of Lift.Run.Perform.
The Future is Female Coaches - Pam Geisel

The Future is Female Coaches - Pam Geisel

In this series we interview female coaches about their experiences and insights working across a variety of aspects and disciplines within the running space. This week we’ve talked to Pam Geisel, who brings her perspective as an exercise physiologist and director of performance services at the Hospital for Special Surgery.