Goal events (Marathon, Half-Marathons and Ultras of all terrains) give us focus and motivation. We create specific run training programs for the event and put in the miles in a specific and thoughtful manner. Rarely does the same focus and preparation carry over into how we prepare our bodies for, and recover from, the training miles. However, the non-running (Supplemental Strength and Skills) part of a training plan can be critical for maximizing the benefit of the training.
Our goal with this program is to give bicycle riders a super clear, cycling-specific understanding about the purpose of training your core in a focused, time-efficient way. We talk about concrete goals (i.e., minimizing hips rocking on the saddle, the ability to control your upper body and hips when climbing or sprinting, so you can put #alldemwatts to their intended use…) and we SHOW you how to achieve them.
A perfect complement to our Monday morning Running Strength & Skills Class, our new online subscription program gives you access to ALL of our current and future running strength, skills, and educational programs for just $15 bucks a month!
Cramping is no fun, and the solutions are not as simple as managing hydration and electrolyte intake. Here’s an overview of what we know!
Raise your hand if you love a good checklist! The goal of the “Body Checklist” is to catch changes early and intervene. The unnoticed stiffness in the hip last weekend could be the thing that robs 45 seconds from your running pace in a couple weeks and sets up an awkward knee twist and injury next month!
The meaning of the oft-repeated phrase in the rehab world: “Progress to Tolerance”
Going off road can be a refreshing and exhilarating experience, but it also challenging. In a previous post and the Endurance Magazine August 2016 Off Road issue we talked about the importance of being able to find and follow the line of the trails. In this article we explore finding the central line of your […]
There are many things that draw us off road and nourish our individual needs. Life’s lessons can be refined and practiced with clarity as we move in nature. The variability of terrain can be both a challenge and an enjoyment. The roots, rocks, sticks that look like snakes but aren’t, rocks that are actually turtles […]
There are rare pieces of advice that are so rich they inform one for decades and become “best of” material. For my many years of mountain biking, the advice given to me almost 20 years ago by Matthew Lee remains my ‘best of’. After watching Matthew flow effortlessly away from me over rough terrain, I […]
Spring is here, and for a lot of us, this season begs us to get out on the bike. There are many joys we can all find in cycling. Here are a few of mine I thought would be worth sharing.