Archive for February, 2012

PFPS

PFPS

PatelloFemoral Pain Syndrome Michael Ribar LAT,PES & Rebecca Kohl DPT PatelloFemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common and painful injury that can occur in athletes of all ages.  PFPS represents about 25% of all knee injuries represented in Sports Medicine Clinics and is more common in women than men.  Symptoms of PFPS include achy with […]

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits

“Training for a race is like riding a roller coaster — you experience highs and lows, ups and downs, and more peaks and troughs than the New York Stock Exchange”. Chrissie Wellington, 4-time World Ironman Champion. Most of us rarely utilize our full physical capability so it’s hard to imagine where our real limits reside. […]

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Ahhh… nutrition. Its one of the most talked about, most studied, LEAST applied aspect of a well rounded training program. It’s also the #1 question I get asked about and it’s better to address it now then wait until the Jan 1st rush! In common weight training/aesthetic thought, a great body is 80% nutrition, 10% […]

Restwise: A Self-Coaching Tool

Restwise: A Self-Coaching Tool

The best way to improve as a runner is to run consistently. If you can keep from getting injured and just train, you almost can’t help but improve. Of course, staying injury free is challenging – especially as you try to increase your running volume. And figuring out the balance between pushing yourself and overtraining […]

Getting Started on Trail Running

Getting Started on Trail Running

Aravaipa Running’s Nick Coury on Trail and Ultra Running The sport of running has been growing steadily over the past few decades, as many seek to stay in shape, challenge themselves, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Marathons get a lot of press as the ultimate goal for celebrities and average Joes, but the subcultures of […]

It’s not all about Altitude – It’s also about Attitude

It’s not all about Altitude – It’s also about Attitude

Sometimes, you get the most interesting quotes and observations about sports psychology from non-psychologists or professional mental game coaches. In a Arizona Republic article on the Center for High Altitude Training in Flagstaff headed up by the legendary physiologist Jack Daniels, a couple of key quotes probably overlooked by readers offer insights into performance improvement. […]

Western Reserve Trail Running

Western Reserve Trail Running

Trail Animals Running Club

Trail Animals Running Club

Table Mountain Summit

Table Mountain Summit

On February 8, 2012 my buddy and Montrail athlete Sean Meissner headed out to the Columbia River Gorge for a run on the trails that are usually covered with snow this time of year.  We ran the Pacific Crest Trail all the way from The Bridge of the Gods (Washington State and Oregon border) all […]

Endurance Eating

Endurance Eating

Are you tired of the same old pasta with marinara sauce carbohydrate loading and reloading regimen? This is one tasty, year round dish. It’s the perfect dinner option for athletes on the go. I can wrap up a late day run at 7:30 pm and be finished with dinner by 8:10 pm. It’s so easy to prepare […]