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3 Must Do’s for Proper Race Fueling

Fueling for racing can be difficult and it can be hard to find exactly what works for you especially as you start entering longer run territory. We can be plagued with nausea, upset stomachs, the lack of desire to eat at all, and the worst of all, diarrhea. Nutrition can make or break a race. I am going to talk …

Sacroiliac What?

You have a very tight sacroiliac joint on your left, my RMT said to me. Sorry, my what? Your sacroiliac joints (or SI joints) are located on both sides of your pelvis between the ilium and sacrum bones in your pelvic. They are two of the three joints that make up your pelvis and have a very small range of …

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7 Tips for a New Runner

We’ve all started at the beginning. Every single one of us runners, from the most seasoned marathoners, to the 100 mile racers, to the accomplished 10kmers. We all had to take that first step. We all struggled. So for everyone out there at the beginning of their running journey, this is for you! 1. Remember: It takes at least 30 …

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Trekking Poles

Aren’t poles for skiing? No way! You know those people you see out walking with poles… and you think to yourself “that is weird why are you walking with poles”… well these people are on to something. I have recently had quite a few people ask me about my poles while out running through trails and I always express how …

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What I Have Learned About Racing!

Whether you are a season veteran, or a race virgin, race day can be intimidating. So much time and effort goes into that day. You have possibly been training for months, dreamed of the race for a long time, and put a lot of thought into your race day outfit. Everyone is going to have an amazing race day, where …

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April’s Challenge… STAIRS!!

For the month of April we are going to be including stairs into our training! Why you ask… Because climbing forces us against gravity making running up stairs really hard! and what happens when we push ourselves to do something that is really hard… We get stronger!! The challenge is as follows: April 1-6 run up and down 5 times …

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New Years Resolutions

Every december, we start to think of lofty new years resolutions to start January 1st. We plan to give up something, or change the way we do something, or try to do more of something. At first, we are really keen on the idea of making a change, but as the month of january progresses and the year carries on, …

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Lets get to know our IT Bands.

How many of us really know what causes our IT Band pains? Do you ever have pains in your knees and no matter what you try struggle to keep pain away? There are so many mechanical issues that we are faced with as runners over time as our bodies take a beating. I myself have struggled and continue to struggle …