Running

Over the years of writing about running and being a runner, I’ve learned one of the few things we cannot slack on is time spent on tight hip stretches. After sitting whether that’s at work, post Netflix marathon, on a plane or even yes cyclists who sit for hours and hours, we need to counter
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In February our Virtual Run Club is exploring all you need to know about Low Heart Rate Training whether your goal is learning how to do easy runs easy enough, increase your endurance, get injured less or simply become a better runner. I LOVE this topic because I’ve seen it transform so many runners. They
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Comparing Hoka vs Brooks running shoes could largely be described as a difference in fit and feel, along with some company philosophy if you care about those things. But of course we know that Hoka came on the scene due to their maximal shoes…and that’s interesting all on its own! Both brands provide high quality
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As a running coach and avid learner, I regularly come across various running techniques that experts claim to be the “ideal” running posture. Two of the most popular methods include ChiRunning and the Pose Method. Experts from both running styles claim each is the best method for more efficient and injury-free running. What runner doesn’t
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One of the few times each year I write a post without worrying about SEO is my year in recap. Why? Because it’s FASCINATING to have these since 2007 to see how my training has changed, my business and my life. I’ve lived so many places and run all over the world. 2020 was poised
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Do you ski? A natural first question when someone finds out we moved to Denver. Nope. However, I’ve fallen in love with snowshoeing for beginners and that’s my way of embracing our winter wonderland. In fact, I found this fun workout in 2011 with a trip to Snowbird, Utah! The dry air and lack of
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Pain on the inside of your ankle near the ankle bone could be caused by posterior tibial tendonitis. Before jumping to any worst case scenario conclusions, let’s see how your symptoms line up. Symptoms of posterior tibial tendonitis: Ankle swelling (largely on the inside) Pain on the inside of your ankle (possibly some up in
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That’s right, I said it. Fun workouts! Fitness is FUN or at least it should be. If you’re dreading every single workout, your run down, injured and totally stressed out then you’re doing it wrong. I know the world is ablaze with “no pain no gain” mantras and “never miss a Monday“, but sometimes what
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A bloated stomach can make you feel pretty uncomfortable during the day. Bloating can be caused by several things, including poor eating habits, such as eating too fast; carbonated beverages; foods that are gassy or high in lactose (onion, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, legumes etc. can have unpleasant consequences).(1) Do you regularly suffer from
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If you’re a runner who doesn’t spend much time lifting weights with your legs (because hello then they’re so tired to run), active stretching is a great way to add strength and ensure that you are getting a full range of motion. For my time these are the best stretches for runners. You’ll quickly realize
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Did you know that you can improve your mindfulness skills anytime, anywhere—even while working out? In fact, incorporating mindfulness into your training can significantly improve your fitness and athletic performance. Staying in the right mindset is critical for athletes to overcome obstacles and challenging moments during a game, race, or even a particularly brutal training
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