Category: Resources

What Is Fatigue?

What Is Fatigue?

[ 0 ] December 26, 2014 |

When, on a blustery day in Oxford in 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile, measuring out the full capacity of his lungs and legs and collapsing across the finish line, he felt, as he later wrote, “like an exploded flashlight.” That was the feeling researchers were trying to evoke, recently, when they paid […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Super Sports Foods: Do They Really Need to be Exotic?

The Athlete’s Kitchen: Super Sports Foods: Do They Really Need to be Exotic?

[ 0 ] December 11, 2014 |

Do you ever get tired of reading yet-another headline about The 10 Best Super Sports Foods, only be instructed to buy exotic fruits, ancient grains, and other unusual items? Do runners really need chia, spelt, and quinoa? Is anything wrong with old-fashioned peanut butter, broccoli and brown rice? Doubtful! Powerful nutrients are found in standard […]

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Performance Nutrition: Focus on the Drink

Performance Nutrition: Focus on the Drink

[ 0 ] December 5, 2014 |

Cait Chock wrote this piece to get us all to think about the importance of hydration and how a lack of hydration will affect even the most well planned races…. There’s more to sports nutrition than just food: liquids. Yes, hydration plays a critical role in the body’s ability to perform and function as it […]

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How the Elites Eat: Quality, Quantity and Stop Over-Thinking

How the Elites Eat: Quality, Quantity and Stop Over-Thinking

[ 0 ] November 16, 2014 |

Cait Chock wrote this piece a few weeks ago for RunBlogRun, and we thought it was quite appropriate this week as the winter weather has hit the Midwest, cross country is coming to its championship season and the fall marathon season is coming to an end.  In the 1970s and 1980s, running 100-140 miles a […]

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BOCO FIT Brings Lagree Fitness Phenomenon to Boulder

BOCO FIT Brings Lagree Fitness Phenomenon to Boulder

[ 0 ] November 12, 2014 |

The 80’s ushered in some serious bounce with aerobics. The 90s introduced a confusing contraption known as the Thigh Master. The early 2000s brought about the minimally exotic and maximally embarrassing strippercise. Lagree Fitness, an exercise routine gaining popularity in this decade, is constructed around long, slow movements. Though it may have a fate similar […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: What’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Athlete’s Kitchen: What’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014 |

Beets, genetics, and weight were just a few of the topics highlighted at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here’s an update with some food for thought. Eat Your Beets!  Beets and arugula are powerful nitrate-rich foods that can enhance both athletic […]

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Fueling on a Budget: Tips for Hungry Runners

Fueling on a Budget: Tips for Hungry Runners

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014 |

“When we travel as a team, we eat at fast food places because they fit with our small budget.What’s the best fast food for athletes…?”  “After my workout, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. Where can I buy affordable but healthy sports meals…?” A limited food budget creates a fueling challenge […]

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The Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts

The Ways to Avoid Feeling Off During Workouts

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014 |

How to Explain a Slow Day of Exercising? It’s in How You Eat, Drink, Sleep and Think By RACHEL BACHMAN / The Wall Street Journal One of the mysteries of being physically active is when the same workout feels great one week and lousy the next. Why does a routine 4-mile run or hourlong yoga […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: ADHD, Runners & Appetite Issues

The Athlete’s Kitchen: ADHD, Runners & Appetite Issues

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014 |

Many teens and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are good runners. In elementary school, they may not have been good at sitting quietly, but they certainly could excel at sports. Many found exercise had a calming, centering effect. With maturation, exercise still helps them get through their school/workday. Runners with ADHD often have […]

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Stepping Up The Pace: 19 Ways To Shave Down Your Race Time

Stepping Up The Pace: 19 Ways To Shave Down Your Race Time

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014 |

No matter the distance—5K, 10K, half-marathon, or a full 26.2 miles—whittling down your time and getting faster is often a runner’s goal. Shaving minutes or even seconds off a race time may feel close to impossible. However, there are science-backed methods (combined with a little hard work and determination) to morph into a speedier version […]

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Want to run in college? This is What it Takes: Kelly Bean of Cal Poly

Want to run in college? This is What it Takes: Kelly Bean of Cal Poly

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Molly Huddle was a fine high school cross country and track runner, who developed in college at Notre Dame, and moved into the pro ranks at Saucony. How do high school runners learn what it takes to go to running in college? This is a series by Cait Chock, who speaks with a variety of […]

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What To Do When Problems Arise During A Race

What To Do When Problems Arise During A Race

[ 0 ] May 22, 2014 |

Even with the best training and pre-race preparations, a running race can go drastically wrong; and, the longer the distance, the more room for issues. Use this handy flowchart to determine what to do when disaster strikes. I have had every single one of these race disasters occur, so these tips are tried and true. […]

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Six Tips on How to be a Better Miler, by Leo Manzano

Six Tips on How to be a Better Miler, by Leo Manzano

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

Editor’s note: Leo Manzano, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist is a fearsome kicker. Put Leo within the fight at the end of a mile or 1,500 meters, and you have a battle royale. We asked Leo to give RunBlogRun some tips for our high school readers on how to be better milers.  On April 19, […]

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What is the best approach to getting back to training after time off?

What is the best approach to getting back to training after time off?

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

Question: I had to take some time off from running due to a prolonged illness. What is the best approach to getting back to training? A: Just about everyone has been forced to take time off from training due to injury or illness.  Running is a lot of fun when everything goes smoothly. But, when […]

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Tips to Beat Racing Under Pressure

Tips to Beat Racing Under Pressure

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

We spend so much more time training than racing it is not a surprise that races bring anxiety. Since there are only a few key races each year, those races are laden with expectation and a certain amount of fear. It is normal to question whether you are ready to PR or reach the podium […]

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Five Steps To Regroup After A Disappointing Race

Five Steps To Regroup After A Disappointing Race

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

If there is one certainty in racing, it is this: at some point you will have a disappointing race. Races can come in all manner of disappointment: time standards missed, crappy weather that causes a poor performance, equipment failure, falling. The list of race day mishaps is endless. No matter what caused your race to […]

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How To Run Downhill

How To Run Downhill

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |

Anyone who has run a race with a lot of downhill (hello, Boston marathon) knows that running downhill can actually be more taxing than the grind up the hill. The inner quad (i.e. the vastus medialis, the muscle that is HUGE in cyclists) takes the brunt of downhill running, but the hips, ankles and low […]

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Functionality vs. Fitness

Functionality vs. Fitness

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

I hear this complaint from my athletes all the time, “I am just not that fit right now.” I, myself, have uttered those very words over and over again, especially since dealing with this rib injury over the last few years. I have come to realize that there is a difference between fitness and functionality […]

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Nutrition News: The Athlete’s Kitchen – Preventing Eating Disorders in Runners

Nutrition News: The Athlete’s Kitchen – Preventing Eating Disorders in Runners

[ 0 ] March 8, 2014 |

The Athlete’s Kitchen Eating Disorders in Runners: The Good News Yes, there is good news about eating disorders. You, as a friend, parent, and coach, can help prevent them in young runners! But before we get to that good news, let’s take a look at the ugly stuff: Too many athletes (including runners of all […]

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Do You Have Exercise Induced Asthma?

Do You Have Exercise Induced Asthma?

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

Do you experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and excessive chest congestion and tightness during or after exercise? If so, you may have exercise induced asthma (EIA). I have had a formal diagnosis of EIA since 1993. As a swimmer, the asthma episodes were sporadic and explained away as working really hard. Once I started […]

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Master of the Treadmill Workout: HTS Elite Coach Brad Hudson shares his keys to making your indoor workouts count

Master of the Treadmill Workout: HTS Elite Coach Brad Hudson shares his keys to making your indoor workouts count

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014 |

When the weather gets bad, some runners consider treadmills. Caitlin Chock pitched us on this piece regarding Brad Hudson, one of my favorite coaches, and his suggestions on training on the treadmill.  We’re counting down the days until the USA Cross Country Champions; meanwhile, host city Boulder, CO is experiencing some rather harsh winter weather. […]

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Nutrition News: Got Bones? Eat up – It Does the Body Good!

Nutrition News: Got Bones? Eat up – It Does the Body Good!

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

We don’t think much about our bones until something breaks, but as with most health issues, prevention is key. Bone mineral density (BMD) is one of several indicators of how susceptible bones are to fracture, and it is measured using Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA). A DXA scan measures three components of body composition: bone mass, […]

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Racing Weight Cookbook Serves Up the Best Foods for Athletes

Racing Weight Cookbook Serves Up the Best Foods for Athletes

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014 |

Release provided by Dave Trendler. Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes that will help athletes hit their ideal weight without compromising performance. The book is the third in the best-selling Racing Weight SeriesT and is now available in bookstores; bike, tri, and running shops; and online. Preview the book and try […]

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Cera Products Introduces Sports Nutrition for Sensitive Stomachs

Cera Products Introduces Sports Nutrition for Sensitive Stomachs

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014 |

Cera Products is a new sports nutrition company that has products that gives athletes who have sensitive stomachs some options. This video was done at the Running Event in December 2013 in Austin, Texas, by The Shoe Addicts.

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Food News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Food News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

[ 0 ] December 10, 2013 |

Experiencing the Food & Nutrition Expo at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic Association’s annual convention is an eating adventure! Envision a huge expo hall filled with vendors offering tastes of their latest food and nutrition products.  Several hours and many calories later, I emerged from the Expo with a sampling of items that can […]

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