It's finally March, which in Chicago mean's the the running season has officially started! We're only 20 days from the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. All winter we've been running indoors an out building a base to kick off the season. How are your running shoes holding up? I know I could probably use a new pair. … Continue reading When is it time to get new running shoes?
Coach Jen sent me an article from LAVA Magizine about improving your run in triathlon. It's one of the big things I told her I wanted to work on leading in to this season. The run was the one thing I didn't really worry about going in to any of the races last season, but … Continue reading What’s the deal with run cadence?
I was given the opportunity to try out the On Running Cloud runners. There is a lot of emphasis on energy return or propulsion shoes, and the Cloud Runners sure look like they would fall in to that category. They don't. On Running makes "activation" shoes. What does that mean? Using patented CloudTec technology, a … Continue reading Review: On_Running Cloud Runners
I notice that everyone seems to stray away from their fitness and nutrition goals around the holidays. And hey why not! I'm not afraid to tell you that I'll probably the first one to crack open a bottle of something on Thanksgiving tomorrow. But what and when should you drink? LAVA magazine has an article called "House Calls: Drink … Continue reading Holiday Booze info for athletes
I was reading LAVA magazine yesterday and the Editor's Note on page 12 really stood out to me. Editor Brad Clup wrote about Performance Enhancing Drugs in Triathlon. He mentions an article he was trying to write years back about PEDs that he didn't finish. The interesting part to Brad was that of the 12 … Continue reading Amateur athletes and doping, do you care?