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Sep 262016
 
Inside the Race: Reflections on 2016

As the summer racing season is coming to an end, I often find myself reflecting on the happenings of this season.  2016, you were pretty great, and so many situations inspired me, made me laugh, and made me excited for next year.  I only have time to share just a couple funny stories with you, and Continue Reading «Inside the Race: Reflections on 2016 »

Sep 082016
 
Everyone is an Athlete: 9 Misconceptions about Strength Training, Genetics, and Bad Habits

As a trainer in the 21st century, one of my primary goals is to dismantle all the false information gleaned from the internet.  Our burden and our curse is living in a time where information is right at our fingertips.  Recently I had the pleasure of answering the following questions.  Instead of repeating myself a hundred times I have Continue Reading «Everyone is an Athlete: 9 Misconceptions about Strength Training, Genetics, and Bad Habits»

Aug 312016
 
Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression

  (from September/October 2016 Issue, Oklahoma Sports & Fitness) You train for weeks, months, maybe even a year or more. You and your family make sacrifices for your training — everything from only eating at certain restaurants your body can tolerate during your training to waiting for you to complete a training session so the Continue Reading «Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression»

Aug 232016
 
Microbiome and Endurance Exercise

When it comes to dietary considerations for endurance exercise, carbohydrates, iron, and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium are nutrients that are commonly of focus.  Perhaps protein consumption comes to mind when thinking about recovering from a long or strenuous run. Foods that favorably affect the bacteria colonies that populate our intestines, such as indigestible Continue Reading «Microbiome and Endurance Exercise»

Aug 162016
 
Up Closer: Oklahoma Running Giants In The Olympic Trials

As we tune into an amazing two weeks of Rio Olympic coverage, it’s fitting to shed some light on a few of the Okie’s that vied to be one the infinitesimally small pool of athletes that gets the honor of competing on the grandest stage of all in track and field. These are some athletes Continue Reading «Up Closer: Oklahoma Running Giants In The Olympic Trials»

New Heights

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Jul 052016
 
New Heights

I climbed a mountain! This was a new experience and one I won’t forget. As a kid, I had the dream to be a professional mountain climber. Reality set in though, I needed to pay bills and frankly, I’m afraid of heights. So it may not have been the best plan, but I did always enjoy Continue Reading «New Heights»

Jun 142016
 
Legendary Bay, Steep Hills, and Rugged Terrain: The Great Escape

Race Report: Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Race day started with the alarm going off at 3 am. We rode our bikes from the hotel to transition. First, we had to get my bike serviced as a result of poor shifting the day before (this didn’t help my nerves at all). I then set up my Continue Reading «Legendary Bay, Steep Hills, and Rugged Terrain: The Great Escape»

May 242016
 
Building Speed, Explosiveness (Single Leg Movements)

Every sport needs equal power-drive-from each leg. In my nearly 20 years of training I have yet to see anyone (from the youth athlete to the weekend warrior) who is 100% aligned and as strong with their dominant leg as they are with their non-dominant leg. I’m including myself in that category! So it’s crucial Continue Reading «Building Speed, Explosiveness (Single Leg Movements)»