Competition » Oklahoma Sports & Fitness Athlete Blog | Running | Triathlon | Cycling | Fitness | Martial Arts | Powered by Oklahoma Sports & Fitness Magazine

Competition

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 »

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 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»

Apr 252016
 
Power Training: Eliminating The Guesswork

(from May/June 2016 Issue) What is power and how is it measured?   Power is one of the essential training tools for cyclists. In my opinion, if you had to decide between training solely with power or heart rate, I believe that power training is more effective than the latter. For cycling, power is a Continue Reading «Power Training: Eliminating The Guesswork»

Feb 202016
 
Women's Cycling:  Working Towards a Positive Future

For the relatively short amount of time I have been involved with the cycling community, I’ve seen both the strengths and shortcomings of women’s cycling within the regional area. For the most part, I love the instant camaraderie women have when they meet on the bike. Sure, once we toe the starting line, no one is Continue Reading «Women’s Cycling: Working Towards a Positive Future»

Jan 112016
 
Offseason Training with a Purpose!

After being on a constant adrenaline high from racing all summer long, the months of September and October approach and all bike racing ceases until February. This is time for a little rest and recovery — before reflection, planning, and then dedicating yourself to winter offseason training … if you can stay motivated during the Continue Reading «Offseason Training with a Purpose!»

Dec 062015
 
One Thing Never To Say To Your Kid Who Plays Sports

As parents, we often want to encourage our kids to get active and moving. Often times that comes in the form of sports. I believe there are tons of lessons children can learn from team and individual sports! Things like endurance, sportsmanship, teamwork, agility, dedication, cause and effect and the list goes on and on! Continue Reading «One Thing Never To Say To Your Kid Who Plays Sports»

Nov 242015
 
Battle

Months ago, I signed up to participate in the 2nd annual Battle at the Ballpark with 3 of my friends.  It’s a two-day, four-person (2 Male, 2 Female) team, Crossfit competition held at OneOk Field by Crossfit T-Town.  Of our team, only one would be what I call a “seasoned competitor.”  Then there was me; Continue Reading «Battle »