Running

One of the reasons I find many runners not lifting is they’ve heard that strength training makes you gain weight. Which often comes from hearing that muscle weighs more than fat. It’s not surprising that we get confused about this topic because many of us grew up using the scale as a measure of progress
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Since moving to Colorado, one of the most frequent questions I get from those who will be visiting is what are the best trails near Denver? It’s important to know that the closest trail to downtown Denver is at least 20 minutes and you might be driving closer to 40 to get to some of
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We know that running is a great full body workout, burning calories, strengthening muscles including your heart, but is there a certain mileage to get extra results? All miles count, but there are some extra benefits of long distance running! What is long distance running? Distance running is any run that requires you to tap
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While my book can get you through all the key areas of training, it’s not designed to be a top sports nutrition book. That’s because I’m not a Registered Dietitian and your running coach, your personal trainer, your gym buddy shouldn’t be your source for a deep dive on nutrition information. An RD is some
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Don’t you ever get tired of running? You’ve certainly been asked this at least once in your running history. On stellar running days, you laugh and proclaim how much you love it…but towards the end of marathon training you take an extra beat before muttering something about a runner’s high. After all we can’t admit
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Our running shoes have a lifespan of around 500 miles…or less. But how long should we expect our GPS running watch to keep on ticking? Our watches have become such phenomenal tools in our training. Providing not only tracking miles and distance between two points, but heart rate information, guided maps, elevation, music controls and
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When you exercise at high intensity for long periods, your body needs fuel to help it perform at its best. Whether you’re running, playing basketball, cycling, or swimming, burning calories means burning energy, and you need to get that back into your body.  Professional athletes are highly conscious of the food they consume and how
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One of the reasons I fell in love with trail running was the opportunity to see places in a new way. I love running in any new city, but the trails provide that added layer of relaxation and a reminder to slow down and look around. Of course how to find running trails can be
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Are you constantly tired and sluggish although you slept enough? Of course, some kind of deficiency or disease might be making making you feel like this, but all too often there are other reasons why you feel so lethargic. If you keep asking yourself “Why am I so tired?”, then check out the common causes
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You’ve crossed the finish line and are already considering your next race…or perhaps you accidentally stacked your race calendar and now it’s time to figure out what to do between races. And more importantly, how long between half marathons to have your best races and not get injured? Experienced runners often compress the time between
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In those first years of running, I could have told you a lot about my shoes, not because I’d yet made my way in to a running store to find a real shoe. I kept my eyes down while running because I was too slow too be seen. Or at least if I didn’t make
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95-percent of guys report being body shamed[1]. Do you feel like you need bigger muscles, more hair on your head, or even want to be taller? Most everyone wishes they could change something about their body. Body shaming affects everyone—it just affects guys a little differently. While there is a significant body of research on
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In July our Virtual Run Club is diving in to a 30 Day nutrition challenge, to improve not only your performance, but your health. This topic is HUGELY important because doing it wrong (hello drastically cutting calories, not fueling runs, counting macros just to eat lots of Pop Tarts) leads to hormonal issues, crappy runs
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Dietary fiber is an essential part of a balanced diet and should be included in healthy meals on a daily basis. Athletes can also enjoy the benefits a high-fiber diet provides. We’ll answer the following questions in this post:  1. What is dietary fiber?  Dietary fiber is the parts of unprocessed – almost always plant
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Huffing and puffing along side running group buddy Denny (yes the over 6’6, 75 year old who kicks my butt), we started chatting about being the only two in the group sporting some kickin’ Hokas. He may or may not have laughed at how bright mine were as I pondered why he went with the
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