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.  
Tierney Wolfgram - Taking the Long View

Tierney Wolfgram - Taking the Long View

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.
Food For Thought: 13.1 Nutrition Tips For Your Next Half Marathon

Food For Thought: 13.1 Nutrition Tips For Your Next Half Marathon

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.
2022 NYC Half Marathon Course Strategy

2022 NYC Half Marathon Course Strategy

Bakline's Official 2022 NYC Half Marathon course strategy post. NYRR has changed the course several times over the years. Fortunately, the 2022 course is the same as the last time we wrote this review for...2020. The race has been cancelled since then. This year, we return to the streets. This article is to help you prepare for the big day.
Taking Control of Running

Taking Control of Running

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.
What Goes Into A Marathon Training Plan

What Goes Into A Marathon Training Plan

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.

Rachel Flynn test drives 80:00 for Women

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.

Rugby Player & Crossfitter: Rachel Flynn

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 →