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Real Food, Real Nutrition = Real Fun All Day Trail Run

A tasty table is always a great start Blueberry, Ginger, Cashew Rice Cakes Baked Rice Balls: Ham Bacon Pineapple and Sweet Potato Bacon (from Feed Zone Portables) Hard Boiled Eggs Roasted Potatoes rolled in parmesan and salt Baked Eggs with bacon and cheese All of this portions and packs well for ride, run or hike. […]

Running Cool Down

Tightening up after a run is normal. A muscle that has no input from your nervous system is completely flaccid (this is what happens with paralysis). Running requires the body to become and efficient spring. To achieve this, the nervous system (brain) creates increased tension in the muscles needed to run. When done with deliberate […]

Finding Your Line: On Trails and In Life

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 […]

CYCLING – Gyroscopes, the Key to Flowing Over the Trail

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 […]

Core Corner – Squat with One Leg Running

This exercise builds leg strength, stability of the pelvis and torso, and smooth control of your leg swinging forward in gait. There is a natural tendency to rush through the difficult spots in a movement. Working slowly and deliberately with this movement can help you identify and improve on your challenges to efficient running form. […]

Core Corner – Down Dog Push Up

Hamstrings, calves and hips can become chronically tight from endurance sports. Excessive tightness can then create pulling on the pelvis that robs power and results in spine, hip, and hamstring pain. This month’s core corner gives you dynamic mobilization for these structures. It also builds core and shoulder strength while allowing you to notice and gain control of your pelvis and core when the legs are active.