Currently, some of the worst fires in history are running through the west, from California to Colorado. Likely, if you're anywhere west of the Mississippi you're feeling the effects and perhaps you're wondering "Is it really that much worse to run in the smoke than hike or walk?", at least Dr. Taisa Kushner was. So, she did some research and provided us with a synopsis of her findings.
Haute Volée 1500m specialist Angel Piccirillo, consistently frustrated with her race performance, asked for help. With the help of her sports psychologist, she learned to change her beliefs about herself - including that she had a "bad kick." Explore here if sports psychology could help your own athletic performance.
Do you find yourself running to the bathroom before you head out the door, avoiding group runs, or afraid to wear anything but black running tights just in case? Life happens, but PT Nancy Boyd shares some ways you can help.
"Many of us love and enjoy running, and need it for our mental sanity. When we miss a run or get injured, we feel lost, off, cranky, irritable, etc. Right? Meditation is something like that." Want to learn more? Check out this beginner's guide to meditation plus tips from Brenda.
Last week, Lesko and I jumped on the phone with Allie Kieffer (who’s now living and training in Austin, Texas), to get her lay of the land for the upcoming Olympic Trials.
No matter how fast of a runner we are, we are all working toward a personal goal. That might be to complete a new distance, to run a faster time, to be held accountable and consistent in training, to train with less chance of injury, to fuel properly, to add in cross training, to recover well, or to balance a work and personal life with training. No matter the reason, a coach can help.
Do you have a best running friend? You’ll know when you find one.
How do you know if you’re simply stressed or burnt out? When you’re stressed, you feel like once things are under control everything will be better. With burnout, nothing is enough. You feel overworked and undervalued.
A few days after I returned to Bend, I felt like the wind had been knocked out of my sails. I was suddenly struggling to get out of bed in the morning after nights of poor sleep. Practice was no longer as exciting as it once was.
A coach might be one of the first relationships a young person has outside of their immediate family. And sometimes we know very little about their qualifications or skills, or even what to look for if we sense something is wrong. Understanding warning signs in these relationships can be very helpful in terms of stopping abuse before it starts.
This week’s Mary Cain story reminds us that there are still too many myths about what it takes to be a good distance runner, especially for girls and women. Here are seven of the most common myths about girls’ and women’s running.
Our amazing Nesters Anita (Customer Care, All-American at the University of Washington) and Mo (Design, Steepler at Kent State) are working together in another way: coaching a local high school cross country team! And they’ve got some great XC wisdom to share for athletes and parents alike.