Featured Product: The Elliptigo



    Injuries happen. The point of Smart Marathon Training is to keep these injuries to a minimum by increasing overall fitness.
     But when injuries strike, one of the best way to maintain running fitness while healing is to use an elliptical trainer, since that mode of exercising comes closer to mimicking the running motion than any other form of cross-training. 
     The downside? For many athletes, it’s the boredom of being stuck indoors, laboring away without moving an inch from where they began.
     Not any more. Now there’s the ElliptiGO.
Looking like an elliptical trainer that’s grown wheels and broke free from the gym, the ElliptiGO cruises at 15-20 miles per hour, and is no more difficult to ride than a bicycle. Because the ElliptiGO doesn’t have a seat to rest on, it can deliver a better workout than standard cycling, and can climb hills as well as any other self-powered machine. 
     The ElliptiGO is an elegant machine that’s guaranteed to turn heads. The ElliptiGO has been endorsed by ultramarathon champion Dean Karnazes.  Models start at $1,799. Check them out at http://www.elliptigo.com.


About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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