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.
At the Olympic Trials on February 29th, sixteen year-old Tierney Wolfgram ran shoulder-to-shoulder with the top American women--many of them twice her age. We caught up with Tierney to find out what it's been like to make the switch from high school cross country practice to training for the Olympic Trials.
So, you’ve set your sights on an upcoming half marathon? 13.1 miles is the perfect distance to test your physical and mental endurance. It’s also the perfect time to roll out a solid nutrition plan to help improve your performance on race day. Here are 13.1 Nutrition Tips For Your Next Half Marathon.
Bakline's Official 2019 NYC Half Marathon course strategy post. For newbies, the headline is: some early hills and sharp turns, a generally flat middle, and a steady uphill final 5K. For those who ran last year, the headline is: more Brooklyn at the start, less Central Park at the end, a hairpin turn, and a basically unchanged middle stretch. Read the full post for elevation analysis and advice on how to tackle the course.
Over the last several months, I've heard a recurring theme from friends in the running community that they've lost their love of running and are trying to reclaim it. It seems that the pressures of continuous training cycles, Strava statistics, and injury (or threats thereof!) have taken a toll on many of us. And often, efforts to combat these pressures, including adjustments to training plans and race schedules, tend to only reduce our sense of control. Here's how Take the Bridge can help regain that sense of control.
My college coach still holds a grudge against one of my teammates for asking, "Do you like... make up these workouts on the spot?" My teammate thought she was complimenting our coach in good fun, but the idea that he was just throwing workouts out there with no deeper thought was disconcerting, to say the least. It's a lesson that I took to heart, and still hold to this day: just because you "know your stuff" doesn't mean that you want to prescribe workouts on the fly.Writing marathon training plans is just about second nature to me at this point. But that doesn't mean that a lot of time, effort, and love will go into each and every plan. So how does a coach know what will work for you? Click "Read More" to see the full post.
Bakliner Rachel runs through her favorite reps out in southern California, the Olympic lift wearing the first cut of the 80:00 for women. So far, Rachel gives the shirt her blessing.
Don’t let Rachel’s beauty fool you. She’s smart, tall, strong and tough as nails. A former player of the 2 time Womens National Premier Rugby Champions, the New York Rugby Club – Rachel takes a minute of her busy time … Continue reading →