For some people, they start on the track, others the woods or the football field. For me, it was the backyard, the front yard, the soccer field, the baseball tee (well that was more for cartwheels), these were all areas where I began running. But running to me was never a sport. It was something … More Some Thoughts From Erin: When I began running
Back, Butter, Breast, Free. It’s easy to understand as they are all styles of swimming. I remember this saying from the beginner days of taking swim classes including Tickle-T-Touch. But little did I know there was so much more to the sport. Swimming is one of those sports that I have always had issues with … More The Swimming Terminology Guide for Triathletes
Have you ever registered for a race, only to have it canceled a few days before the start or even the day of? Sometimes due to weather, other times due to permits. But how about a fake race that was never going to happen? Well if this hasn’t happened to you yet, it might. Why? … More Why Researching The Race You Want To Sign Up For Is Critical
Some people are naturally morning people, other are evening, and some just adjust to availability during the day. I am not talking about sleep, I am talking about running/working out. It doesn’t matter what you are but I found it fascinating recently when I discovered that I was now a morning person rather than an … More Adapting to Change and Becoming an Early Morning Person
This offseason I have really begun to focus on building up my strength, especially in my upper body. I have always had strong leg strength since I was a child but that doesn’t mean I neglected it. Strength training was something I always lacked at doing but have decided I need to be better about … More Some Thoughts From Erin: Strength Training is Crucial!
One of the favorite items runners enjoy before or after a race? Beer! There are many races sponsored by beer companies, a few of which I have completed. Drinking a post race beer for me has never been something I have needed to do. My go-to meal before every race? Shrimp fried rice and a beer. . … More Is that Pre or Post Race Beer a Good Idea?
We drink them while in training, for recovery and sometimes as a pick-me-up. But are sports drinks really that good for you? Some may suggest there are too many additives but sometimes that is necessary while logging lots of miles due to how much we sweat and what we need to replenish our systems. If … More When Gatorade Won’t Do It, Try These Options Instead