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.
Is there such a thing as NON-distance running? By default, doesn’t running cover distance? What really is ‘distance’ anyway? Brian muses on what it means to cover ground on two feet.
We all want to train to perform at our best, but may unknowingly be training for a level of minimal competency. Knowing how hard to push and when to stop in exercise and training is a critical variable
The recent NY Times article “For Runners, Soft Surfaces Can Be Just as Hard on the Body”, brings up three interesting points for me.
A common question we’re asked at the clinic is: “I’m looking for a little advice about how to manage a driving trip this weekend. I’ll be in the car (driving) for 4-5 hours, depending on traffic. Any suggestions?” This question was from a person recovering from lumbar disc surgery, but the answer is applicable to […]