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Heisman Lunge

By Elizabeth Towe In trail running, hip and core stability rule! Whether it is a smooth fire road or technical single-track trail, you need to be able to transfer weight quickly from one leg to the other and hold your body stable. To achieve this stability, the arms and shoulders must remain parallel with the pelvis while the legs […]

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 […]

Running Gyroscopes: Finding Your Line

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 […]

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. […]