Rose Monday is recognized as one of the top women’s coaches in the United States for middle and long distance running. This summer, she will direct the USA women’s distance runners for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. We talked with Coach Monday about the importance of cross-training for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Say “stress fracture” to an elite runner and chances are you’ll elicit a wince. The rigorous demands of training and competing at a world-class level can bring a finely tuned body to its knees. Amanda Eccleston knows that all too well. Fortunately, she discovered how an ElliptiGO bike can keep her in top condition while reducing the pounding and chance of injury.
ElliptiGO athlete Meb Keflezighi secured a spot on his fourth Olympic team Saturday by finishing second at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. At 40 years old, Keflezighi is the oldest American distance runner ever to qualify for the Olympics. One key to his success is ElliptiGO training, which helps him optimize recovery, increase his volume and keep up with the high mileage he needs for marathon distance success.
ElliptiGO elliptical bicycles are the cross-training tool of choice for scores of elite runners participating in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials held in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. This year, nearly 80 runners – 56 women and 22 men – racing in the trials use ElliptiGO bikes to build strength and aerobic capacity, and to reduce or recovery from injuries.
A dynasty running program has emerged in Temecula, California. Since 2010, the Wolfpack of Great Oak High School has claimed seven state championships in cross country. At the helm of these juggernauts is Doug Soles, head coach for both the girls’ and boys’ teams – and a strong believer in training on ElliptiGO bikes.
Steph Dinius, Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and ElliptiGO athlete, kicked off her Olympic year by taking the women’s title at the Jacksonville (Fla.) Bank Half Marathon on January 3. Dinius covered the 13.1-mile course in 1:13:41, just 13 seconds off her personal best.
Due to the indoor/outdoor versatility of the ElliptiGO, you can now train year-round despite the winter season and other days of inclement weather. Over the coming weeks, we will provide you with a variety of workouts, tips and tricks to make your indoor riding experience fun and engaging all winter long.
Welcome to the ElliptiGO Project RunClub, a virtual online training community that provides you with the tools, training and support necessary to stay healthy, motivated and consistent.
From Olympic marathoners to boxers, professional soccer teams to collegiate track programs, world-class athletes from a variety of disciplines have incorporated the ElliptiGO into their training. They are part of a growing list of elite athletes who use the ElliptiGO as a low-impact running substitute and the ultimate cross-training tool.