“Stride” Demo

Strides are an important during training. A “stride” is a short run performed at approx. 80% of maximum speed. You should feel relaxed when you perform these “strides.”

ASICS LA Marathon, down hill running

Get in your downhill runs to prepare for the ASICS LA Marathon!! It will be important to practice running downhill as the LA Marathon course looses 400 feet from start to finish.

ASICS Mammoth TC #ALSIceBucketChallenge

I took the ALS Challenge and have passed it on to ASICS Celb trainer Michelle Lovitt, Olympic Triathlete Andy Potts and NYRR Elite Athlete Coordinator David Monti. Have fun everyone!!

ASICS America Expands Its Roster of Brand Ambassadors with the Signing of Elite Trainers Andrew Kastor and Michelle Lovitt

ASICS America, the leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic shoes, apparel and accessories,accentuates its strength in the running category and expands its commitment to the rapidly growing training categorywith the signing of elite coach Andrew Kastor and fitness expert Michelle Lovitt as brand trainers.

Andrew Kastor returns for another year as an ASICS ambassador, running expert and coach. A staple in the running community with more than 15 years of experience, Kastor will be responsible for creating training plans for ASICS sponsored races, contributing inspirational and informative content to the brand’s website and social pages, and acting as an expert spokesperson for the brand.Kastoralso serves as thehead coach of the Mammoth Track Club and the primary running coach of the LA Roadrunners in conjunction with the ASICS LA Marathon. He has trained some of the world’s most elite runners including his wife and ASICS elite athlete Deena Kastor. Read More »

Elite ASICS Coach Andrew Kastor Joins LA Marathon Family

Kastor to oversee LA Roadrunners Training Program

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The LA Marathon is pleased to announce national running coach and ASICS ambassador, Andrew Kastor, has been named 2013 Coach.

Kastor will be leading the ever-popular LA Roadrunners program and offering inspiration to thousands of marathoners, from first-timers to avid runners. Read More »

Runners World June 2011

WHETHER You welcome it or dread it, speed work does a runner’s body good. “More than any other type of training, speed work is the most effective at building your fitness because it really pushes you out of your comfort zone,” says Andrew Kastor, an Asics running coach in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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Runners World March 2011

The final miles of a race can pose a real physical and mental barrier. Break it down by doing tempo runs and long runs back-to-back. “The stamina you build will help erase the fear of fading,” says Andrew Kastor, coach of the High Sierra Striders in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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