5 Tips For Your First Marathon

So you’ve made the plunge…signing up and training (hopefully) for your first marathon. Congratulations! This step is one that many people will never make. So now that you are about to become a “marathoner” your mind might be set on how to cross the finish line and not hate life […]

How to Start Your Home Gym

Strength Training is important, there really is no argument about this one.  But do you need a gym membership or an elaborate home gym in order to accomplish a great workout? Absolutely not. Here’s how:

First let’s start with the amount of space you need. If you’re going to be exercising […]

The Imperative Running Plan

Do you have a running goal in mind? Could it be to finish your first 5K, complete a Marathon, drop time off your PR or simply improve your fitness? Whatever your goal is, there are a few good reasons why a Running Plan is essential to achieving your goal.

It’s just […]

Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Should Strength Train

Being a runner doesn’t mean you should snub the gym. If you incorporate strength training correctly, it’s not going to slow you down but possibly do the exact opposite. There are many reasons that a weight training routine should be incorporated into your running program, but here’s my top 3.

  1. Use […]

Should You be Standing More at Work?

I have a question. How long have you been sitting before you opened this page? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? 2 hours? Longer?

We now sit for more hours in the day then we sleep! And this is not good for your health. So before you read this article take a minute […]

Why Winter Workouts are Key for Base Training

Winter workouts can be frustrating for many. But the lower volume of outdoor activities, ie less running, can be essential for building a strong base for the upcoming warm seasons and longer runs ahead.

Periodization is a very effective way to plan your year long training. This involves periods of base […]

Giveaway! New Pair of Running Shoes for Someone in Need

Shoe Giveaway! Win a pair of Topo Athletic Running or Workout Shoes to give to someone in NEED. *Need can mean many things:

Running in Snow – Tips for Winter Runs

There’s nothing quite like the sound of snow crunching under your footsteps while you run. Believe me, running in the snow is one of the most exhilarating things you can do when it comes to your training. It’s hard, don’t get me wrong. But it’s also a breath of fresh […]

Make the most out of your short workouts with these 5 steps

Time is always running away from us and fitting in exercise can be hard. So when time is short and you can do a quick workout, make sure you use these 5 steps to maximize your time.

Smith Rock Ascent 15 miler – Race Recap

So there is this race, in Central Oregon, that is wicked crazy hard, and I might just do it again next year. It’s called the Smith Rock Ascent.

Smith Rock is one of the 7 wonders of Oregon, according to Travel Oregon. I have hiked along the trails with my […]