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Feb 262017
 
Enjoy Being

Friends, we share the same condition, an existence marked by similarity. We uniformly experience a constitution of existing in the here and the now. Our faces may never meet and our souls never connect. But together we walk; we walk this journey together. This is a journey, more eerily similar than any of us care Continue Reading «Enjoy Being»

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»

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)»

Nov 062015
 
Has It Been 40 Hours Yet!!? (Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd)

It was a dark and stormy night… Well, actually it was an absolutely gorgeous night. Cool temperatures, clear skies. No moon though…but hey, you can’t get everything you want. So, on October 16, at 10:00 p.m., 15 souls stood at the starting line of the Pumpkin Holler 135 Mile Ultramarathon. I signed up for this Continue Reading «Has It Been 40 Hours Yet!!? (Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd)»

Nov 042015
 
Catching Up With OKC Memorial Marathon Champion Scott Downard

Scott Downard, overall winner of the 2015 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, takes a moment to himself after his 2:31.30 finish. Scott has come close to winning several times and was finally able to break through, even after fighting asthma through a large segment of the race. (photo by KT King, The Oklahoman)   I had the pleasure Continue Reading «Catching Up With OKC Memorial Marathon Champion Scott Downard»