Cross Training provides multiple benefits for athletes, as most of us know. Runners are especially in need of a balanced cross-training program due to the repetitive nature of the sport. Strides and arm swings, over and over, day after day, mile after mile, make for great specificity of training, but can also lead to injury or burn out. So what’s your choice when it comes to Cross Training? Well, it depends on what your… Continue
What is a Marathon Taper? You’ve worked hard over the past 16-20 weeks, putting in the miles, the speed work, the tempo runs. You’ve built up your endurance and with just a few weeks to go it is now time for the Marathon Taper. Each marathon training plan has a different approach to the taper, but all of them adhere to 3 basic rules: Reduce overall mileage volume. Most plans recommend a 30% reduction in… Continue
Yoga Myths Yoga has become a popular fitness activity in the U.S. over the past few decades, and for good reason. People who practice yoga feel the benefits physically, mentally, emotionally, and even chemically. There are many misconceptions about practicing yoga, which tends to turn away many people who might benefit from it the most. Here are a few of the myths and some clarifications. Hopefully this will encourage you to incorporate some yoga in… Continue
Your fitness is a reflection of your physical, mental, and emotional status. When the three of these are in balance we can give our very best to the world around us, whether that be our studies, our work, our relationships, or our goals. Our time on earth is limited, so building a life that respects and nurtures all of our individual needs is a task worth the investment!