Category: Running

Finding a Cycling, Running Coach to Crush Your Next Adventure Goals

Choosing Simple Endurance Means You Want to Focus on the Process of Training, Not Just Results Finding a cycling coach or a running coach to help you find your challenges and reach your biking, running, or endurance sport goals can be tough. You need to find someone who understands your goals, your needs, and your…

Run Less, Run Harder in Successful Running Training Plan for Endurance

How to increase stamina for running to build aerobic capacity, strength, and speed One of the longest traditions in the world of running is to run lots and lots of miles to get faster and improve race times. But so many miles takes a lot of time and takes a toll on your body. What…

Discover New Strength and Mobility With Yoga for Endurance Athletes Course

Yoga For Cyclists, Runners, and Others in a Six-Week Course to Strengthen Joints and Muscles First Class Free with Email Signup! Do your hips and back hurt after a workout? Does your lower back, shoulders, and/or neck hurt after a workout?  Is your posture getting worse as you bike more? Do your hips and shoulders…

Three Simple Ways to Find Motivation to Train with No Events

Finding It Tough to Get Out the Door?  Most of us need ways to find motivation to keep pushing ourselves in training. I’ve heard from so many clients at the gym that they lost motivation back in April, and can’t stomach the idea of starting over again. So they do little but take the dog…

Unlock How Cycling Helps You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

Bicycling and Other Endurance Sports Can Help Us With Our Physical, Mental, and Emotional Fitness Riding a bicycle keeps me sane. No, really. Ask my wife. If I go more than a few days without pedaling a bicycle, I get a “little irritable.” She’s being kind. Cycling has always had a huge mental, physical, and…

Four Tested Ways to Improve Performance During Your Menstrual Cycle

Women Can Use Hormone Levels to Actually Improve Training During Their Menstrual Cycle (This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this book is required reading. It changed everything for me as a…

Your Butt is a Steering Wheel; Make Sure It’s Got Power!

Female Athletes Need a Strong Core for Stability, Mobility, and Strength (This is one in a series of articles about how women can improve their performance with endurance sports based on the revolutionary book by Dr. Stacy Sims called Roar.) I’ve written a lot about core strength here, especially the evils of crunches and sit-ups.…

Want to Feel Better as an Older Person? Lift Weights!

Weight Training for Older Cyclists and Runners Brings Better Health, Bone Strength, and Mobility Joan MacDonald was 70 years young when she started working out to deal with high blood pressure and acid reflux. Now look at her!   Mike Harrington went to a personal trainer at 69-years-young to deal with weight gain and improve…

Your Post-Workout Yoga Routine is Powerful Tool For Improved Recovery

Yoga has so many benefits for runners and cyclists. When you use yoga for recovery, it’s a great tool for creating some movement to counter tight hip flexors, shoulders, and neck. Yoga is great for building strength and mobility. We spend a lot of time moving forward in one plane. Yoga strengthens twisting and lateral…

Learning the Hard Way to Focus on Process

I learn the hard way. Lessons need to beat me upside my head before they sink in.  And what I have slowly learned over a 35 year career of doing endurance sports is that to focus on process in training our bodies and minds helps us become better people. As a cyclist, runner, cross-country skier,…