Archive for September, 2012

Julbo Ultra

Julbo Ultra

I had all my gear laid out for my trip north the following morning to run in the Flagstaff 50 Endurance Runs, put on by Aravaipa Running, when the doorbell rang. Much to my surprise FedEx was making a 5:00 p.m. delivery on a Friday afternoon. The surprise got even better when I opened the […]

Trail Running Camp on the Nueces

Trail Running Camp on the Nueces

Over the past few years trail running has taken on a life of its own and every day we’re seeing more and more people make the transition from running roads to running trails. This is not the easiest transformation for most since most runners have always been taught that increasing your speed is the most […]

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

We flew into Medford late Thursday night and when we woke up Friday morning and started to drive around Ashland we were treated to one of the coolest little towns I have ever visited. Having never been to Oregon I wasn’t sure what to expect but what we found was a beautiful countryside with fall […]

The Basics of Foam Rolling

The Basics of Foam Rolling

By Nicole Nelson, MS, LMT As an avid runner, you know that recovery is a key element to improving performance. Recovery strategies can range from taking a day off from training, getting a massage, taking a yoga class, nutritional supplementation or meditation. One recovery method that has seen a recent increase in popularity in the […]

Mental game coach? Are you crazy?

Mental game coach? Are you crazy?

Recently I had a couple athletes mention to me that they weren’t sure if mental game coaching was warranted for them. They alluded to must being “abnormal” or “kinda crazy” if someone would need a mental game coach. It’s a curious stigma attached to mental game coaching field. Mental game coaching, mental toughness coaching, or […]

Proud of my Leadville 100 DNF

Proud of my Leadville 100 DNF

I spent 8 months of my running life with one running goal in mind…..Complete the Leadville 100 Trail Run. There has been no real doubt in my mind that I was able to complete it. There still is no doubt that I can complete it. I’ve written & talked about all aspects, the training, the […]

Pacing and Crewing – Leadville 100

Pacing and Crewing – Leadville 100

In the middle of August I traveled to Leadville, Colorado at the request of a friend who planned to run his first 100-mile race. While Tucson and most other places this time of year are in the throes of heat and humidity, Leadville’s temperature rarely gets above 70 and quite often drops below 40 degrees […]

Saucony Xodus 3.0

Saucony Xodus 3.0

In my arsenal of trail running shoes I have a pair that’s 8.0 oz. with no rock protection, a pair that’s 10.2 oz. that can’t last 120 miles on my local trails without falling apart, a pair that’s 12.9 oz, built like a tank and just as slow, and several other trail shoes I’ve thrown […]

Is advertising a victimless crime? I think not.

Is advertising a victimless crime?  I think not.

There are so many “great products” out there today but how does one weed through the reviews and actually find a product that is actually great and not just a lot of hype? I’m not sure that there is a product that really fits the bill of being great. You have to remember that just […]

Chi Running – Part II

Chi Running – Part II

In this follow up article to Chi Running Hills & Trails, I want to share The TOP 10 Things I Think You Should Know About Chi Running…That They Don’t Tell You! This list could actually apply to any running technique that’s a good form or natural technique, but I chose Chi Running because I believe […]