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Coach’s Info – Capital Area Runners

Coach’s Information

  • Wise Words of Advice from Coach George Buckheit
    This article was written by DC Running Examiner, Mollie Zapata, for the June, 2010  Examiner George Buckheit, founder of Capital Area Runners, coaches over 100 DC and Virginia runners. He’s been coaching here since 2003, and provides great running advice to Capital Area Runners, whether they’re training for their first 5K, or shooting for an Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiying time. […]
  • Starting a Training Program
    This article was written by CAR Coach George Buckheit for the March/April 2011 edition of Washington Running Report “When I first started running, I was so embarrassed; I’d walk when cars passed me. I’d pretend I was looking at the flowers.” – Joan Benoit Samuelson; 1980 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist The first steps can be the toughest […]
  • Nutrition Information for Runners
    Balance and the Basics First, I would like to remind everyone of the basics. The foundation of sports nutrition begins with balance. If you are not eating a healthy well balanced diet, now is the time to start. By not having a balanced diet you are not only hindering your running to your potential but […]
  • CAR Training Philosophy
    We’ve recently added a lot of new CARs to the group who have not yet had the benefit of hearing all of the training philosophy rants that the veteran CARs hear every week. I’m feeling the need to put together a quick summary of the basic rules that I’d like everyone to adhere to during […]
  • Testimonials
    Here’s what members of the Capital Area Runners have to say about the program:I joined CAR initially to drop my marathon time so I could qualify for the Boston Marathon.  After trying out a few running groups in the DC area, I reached out to George and was amazed by the quick response and excitement […]
  • Interval Pace Chart
    Conversion of Taget Race Times to Target Interval Workout and Tempo Run Paces
  • PT Corner – Strength Training for Runners
    Stretches from Capital Area Runners’ Asst Coach and Physical Therapist, Lauren Shaub DPT Lauren Shaub, DPT, a Physical Therapist at Virginia Hospital Center, as well as Capital Area Runners Asst. Coach, has put together some Strengthening Exercises for our runners. Strength Training helps runners in many ways; it improves form, it aids in working muscles […]
  • PT Corner – Stretches for Runners
    Stretches from Capital Area Runners’ Asst Coach and Physical Therapist, Lauren Shaub DPT Lauren Shaub, DPT, a Physical Therapist at Virginia Hospital Center, as well as Capital Area Runners Asst. Coach, has put together some stretches for our runners. Stretching plays an important role for runners; it increases flexibility and prevents injuries. Also check out […]