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Training Videos.

A Sub 2 Hour Marathon? 11/24/10

Could simple adjustments to your stride make a huge difference in your finish times? This video seems to point to YES!.

Marathon Training - Burning Fat as Fuel 10/17/10

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: In preparation for the upcoming U.S.A Trail Marathon Championships, Tim has been steadily increasing his weekly mileage and teaching his body to burn fat as it's primary fuel source. Watch this vid to find out how he's doing it.

Tabata Leg Press

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: After nearly 4 months of adding Tabata sets to his normal running regimen, Tim has reached a new level of fitness and speed. This video demonstrates what a Tabata set might look like, although any exercise that creates a maximal effort can be used. Tabata is extremely difficult and painful. Please see your physician before attempting to include it in your exercise program.

Winter Cross Training with Running Cleats

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: If you live in a winter environment that has access to packed snomobile trails, a great way to reduce the impact and stay in shape is to put cleats on your running shoes and run on the trails.

How To Dress For Cold Weather Running 1/1/09

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Do you find it hard to keep up your exercise regimen in the cold winter months? In this video, Tim VanOrden shows you how to dress properly to take on the coldest of winter days.

Deep Snow Running 12/22/08

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Do you live in a cold winter environment and find it difficult to run in the winter? Here's an option to increase fitness, fun and reduce injury during the winter months.

Running in Vermont 3/27/08

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: After 7 weeks of being shoeless and training at the gym, Tim laces up and heads for the hills.

Held Together By Duct Tape - March 2008

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: After 5 weeks of no training, Tim decides to call on the power of Duct Tape to save the day.

Post Race Recovery Techniques 9/3/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: After competing in the Mt. Baldy Run To The Top, Tim shares his tips for a quick and safe post race recovery.

Mt. Equinox Snowshoe 12/19/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Due to the Siberian-like conditions of Vermont, Tim had to get creative with his training. Snowshoeing seemed like the obvious choice since most of Vermont is wooded mountains covered in trails.

Cool Canyon to Cold War 10/28/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim heads out on a long run in Sullivan Canyon Park in Los Angeles. Along the way, Tim shares his insights and struggles with candida.

Viper Rope Climber 10/11/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Tim takes us on a short tour through Venice, CA to Gold's Gym to demonstrate his secret weapon for stairclimbing success - The Viper Rope Climber

My Nemesis - The Paseo Miramar Trail 9/16/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim revisits the Paseo Miramar trail. The very trail where the idea for Running Raw was born. Regardless of how much time passes and how much my fitness improves, this remains the most challenging trail I know.

Pre-race Regimen 5/10/07

Here's what you can do the day before a race to optimize your performance.

Uphill Battle with Injury 3/15/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Injuries have forced Tim to reduce his mileage to almost nothing. The miles that he can run are entrirely uphill - no flat or downhill running. This has made for stronger legs but a weakened sense of confidence.

Humbled in the Dunes 5/9/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim heads to Manhattan Beach to run up the 200' tall dune at Sand Dune Park. This dune is a favorite training spot for local athletes. It's a LOT harder than it looks.

Tram Road Training 3/28/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim takes a training run on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway access road. This 3.7 mile road climbs 2,100' to the base of the tram. The views are spectacular

Running with Brendan Brazier 10/25/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: It's always a very nice treat when my friend Brendan Brazier comes into town. Not only is he one of the few people that can keep up on a long trail run, but we always have the best conversations about diet, health, performance and the state of the world. Following a long mountain run in Malibu, I got Brendan on camera to share some of his vast knowledge of nutrition. He's more than qualified to speak on the subject, as he's a best selling author of two books, speaks around the country on this topic (even in front of Congress), and has competed for many years as a pro Ironman triathlete. Brendan talks the talk and walks the walk.

The Steepest Street in Los Angeles 10/17/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim takes on the steepest streets in Los Angeles (there are actually 3 streets tied for this honor), which also happen to be the second steepest streets in the country - Pittsburgh has the steepest, not San Francisco.

Wells Fargo Tower training 9/13/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim heads to downtown Los Angeles, to train for the upcoming US Bank Tower Race. The race organizers have opened the 55 storey Wells Fargo tower for the particpants to train in. Great views from the top.

Altitude Training So. Cal. Style 7/21/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim heads into the San Gabriel mountains north of Los Angeles to train at altitude. Altitude training in LA County? Some of the best in the country... Just Ask Ryan Hall (America's best distance runner at present) who grew up and trained in these mountains.

Runyan Canyon, Los Angeles 6/10/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim gets in one last hard workout in LA before heading back east to take on the Mt. Washington Road Race. Los Angeles has been the perfect place to train for this race, as you can see from the terrain in Runyan Canyon park above Hollywood.

Rollerblading as Cross-Training 6/8/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim gets ready for the Southern California Masters Track & Field Championships. He incorporates rollerblading into his regimen to reduce injuries brought on by too much running.

Uphill Battle With Injury 3/15/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: Injuries have forced Tim to reduce his mileage to almost nothing. The miles that he can run are entrirely uphill - no flat or downhill running. This has made for stronger legs but a weakened sense of confidence.

Mt. Wilson Adventure 2/24/07

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim conquers mighty Mt. Wilson, the majestic peak that serves as the backdrop for downtown Los Angeles.

Enduring the Journey 12/14/06

In this episode of the Running Raw Project, Tim reveals the not so cheery side of making a difference.