Archive for March, 2012

5 Secrets to Finding the Perfect Shoe

5 Secrets to Finding the Perfect Shoe

As a person who has dedicated the last 13 years of his life to helping runners of all ages and abilities find the right shoe, I’ve come to discover that there are 5 aspects of footwear you should focus on. 5. How you run can help determine the best shoe for you. If you are […]

The Enhanced Post-Workout Chocolate Milk

The Enhanced Post-Workout Chocolate Milk

Dark Goji Banana Smoothie Ingredients: 1 c. vanilla soy milk 2 tbsp. dried goji berries 1/2 medium banana 1 tsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder 1/2 – 3/4 c. ice Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one smoothie. Each smoothie is approximately 205 calories, 4 grams of fat, 35 grams […]

Black Hills 100

Black Hills 100

In short, we’re trail runners who wanted to show off our favorite trail to the rest of the world. We think it’s a pretty great piece of ground and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

“It is mental power that separates the exceptional from the very good. When athletes are lining up to compete against each other at a high level, there will be nothing to choose between them, talent for talent, training for training. What separates them is what goes on behind the eyes” Franck Dick. Former coach to […]

American Trail Running Association (ATRA)

American Trail Running Association (ATRA)

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) was formed in 1996 as a Colorado not-for-profit 501 (c ) 3 corporation. ATRA’s mission is to represent and promote trail and mountain running. ATRA has individual, club, race, and corporate members as well as corporate partners. One of the highlights of ATRA’s website is its annual calendar which, […]

Salt Flats 100 Mile Endurance Run

Salt Flats 100 Mile Endurance Run

Experience an Ultra Marathon through the stark, intimidating landscape that struck fear into the gold-rush wagon teams as they left the last water for 100 miles and entered a desert that at it’s whim could mire them down in mud while it simultaneously dehydrated and killed them.

Release the Beast Within

Release the Beast Within

I’ve come to just enjoy this term – “beast”. My step-son and his circle of friends brought it to my world quite a number of years ago. (I don’t know where they got it or if they invented the term. But they introduced me to the term.) It’s come to encompass an entire concept for […]

IT Band Syndrome

IT Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS is common among runners. Starting with minor pain and tightness along the lateral leg from the hip and more commonly the knee. ITBS (if caught early) can be treated by stretching and strengthening, but left untreated, and the pain can become debilitating to the point where running may have to […]

Functional Training

Functional Training

Functional training may be best described as exercise with a purpose.  It is training that involves multi joint movements to help enhance one’s function in sports performance, fitness development, occupational performance, or activities of daily living.  Functional training trains movements, not muscles. Human movement can be broken down into five primary movements which include: single leg […]

Eat The Rainbow

Eat The Rainbow

Your challenge this week is to eat the following colors each day of the week and post your meal featuring that color on facebook! This is to keep you accountable! MONDAY: RED Red foods have lycopene which decreases your risk of heart disease and protects your skin from sun damage ex: tomatoes, red pepper, chili, […]