Hydration for Runners and Triathletes

  Hydration for runners and triathletes is extremely important during workouts and races. Whether it’s summer or winter, fluids & electrolytes are lost during exercise and must be replaced in order to stay healthy and to be able complete your workout. What are electrolytes? They are sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium and can be found […]

Running on Hills

  Love it or hate it, running on hills is inescapable. Including hills in your training helps you become a stronger runner and helps you develop into a more efficient runner.  Yes, running on hilly terrain can be tough, but there are so many benefits! It can be hard to avoid running on hills in […]

Do Athletes Drink Soda?

  A question was recently asked to a group I was with: Do athletes drink soda or Coca-Cola? So, do athletes drink soda? While the average non-athlete would quickly answer that question with a “no” because it’s an unhealthy drink loaded with artificial ingredients, additives and sugar, my answer was “yes”. There are a lot of […]

Castle Rock Mini Incline

I recently visited my favorite little loop of a trail in Colorado, the Castle Rock mini incline. If you want a fun and challenging workout, check out the Challenge Staircase in Castle Rock, CO. Also know as the Mini Incline, this is a great workout that starts with 200 steps going up the trail followed […]

The DOs and DON’Ts of Downhill Running

  Runners and triathletes run over all sorts of terrain because of training and racing. Even if you live in a flat area, chances are you’ll travel to a race or a vacation spot that will bring you to some hills. When it comes to running hills, embrace them, don’t avoid them in your training. […]

Add Variety To Your Triathlon Off-Season

  Last week we talked about becoming a better triathlete in the off-season. This week, let’s discuss ways you can add variety to your triathlon off-season. Give trail running or mountain biking a try! Now is a great time to be on the trails, especially if you’re the type of athlete that always runs or […]