Heart Rate Variability Training: What’s the Deal?

Heart Rate Variability Training: What’s the Deal?

Fri May 12, 2017

Like most athletes, runners are constantly looking for ways to make their training more effective. We have been hearing about "heart rate variability", or “HRV," more and more often in recent years.

Hamstring Tightness & Heel Pain

Hamstring Tightness & Heel Pain

Tue Mar 21, 2017

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries runners experience throughout their running lives. The most well-known symptom is heel pain when you get out of bed and take your first few steps in the morning.

When to use Music

When to use Music

Wed Mar 1, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the influence of fast tempo music on running pace. The study I talked about found that the fast tempo music caused an increase in speed, but without an increase in perceived effort. The runners went faster but didn't feel like it was harder!

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Fri Feb 17, 2017

Picture yourself on the starting line of a race or anxiously awaiting in your corral. Maybe you focus on your race strategy, your goal(s), or positive self-talk...

Core Stability Risk Factor for Leg Injuries

Core Stability Risk Factor for Leg Injuries

Mon Feb 6, 2017

Core stability. Planks. Ab work. Core strength. At this point in the game these are all terms we’ve heard about (or in my case, written about, talked about...) and learned to include in our training regimens. You know you’re “supposed” to do your core work, but are you doing it? Consistently? With purpose?

Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over Quantity

Fri Jan 27, 2017

In the past few years, the benefits of HIIT programming have become more common knowledge in popular culture. We know that HIIT programming has been shown to improve performance in runners.

Music’s Subconscious Influence

Music’s Subconscious Influence

Thu Jan 19, 2017

Anyone who has been to a class at Mile High can attest to the fun playlists that the coaches set up. Music is an enjoyable part of our workouts and can be motivating when we start to fatigue.

The Short vs Long Warm Up

The Short vs Long Warm Up

Wed Jan 11, 2017

In our ever-busy society, so many runners often skip their warm up. They either run out the door first thing in the morning to be sure to get home in time to get ready for work, or they are rushing out of the office at the end of the day to squeeze in their run.

Strength Training for Runners? Won’t I Get too Bulky and then Become Super Slow and Then Fade into a Nice Running Memory?

Strength Training for Runners? Won’t I Get too Bulky and then Become Super Slow and Then Fade into a Nice Running Memory?

Wed Jan 4, 2017

Strength Training for Runners? Won’t I Get too Bulky and then Become Super Slow and Then Fade into a Nice Running Memory?