How to Run Smart In Cold Winter Weather

While cool weather can feel like a relief after a hot summer of training, running in cold weather isn't without risks. When temperatures get below freezing, runners need to take special care of their health to avoid illness and injuries.

Posted by Jason Sissel on Jan 2, 2018 3:10:00 PM

10 Habits For Successfully Completing Any Endurance Event

Many people think that training for an endurance event is simply a physical task. But successful competitors know that endurance events require mental stamina as well as physical ability. The training process is the time to develop the habits and abilities that will sustain you when you need them most. Here are 10 habits to develop during training...

Posted by Jason Sissel on Nov 20, 2017 3:00:00 PM

How to Efficiently and Effectively Run Through an Aid Station

During a large marathon, an aid station can feel as busier than a NASCAR pit stop. Your objective should be to move through it as quickly as possible, getting the necessary fluids and getting back to the race. The reality is that aid stations don't always operate like a well-oiled machine, and the slowdown can cost valuable seconds of your...

Posted by Jason Sissel on Nov 13, 2017 2:55:00 PM

How To Integrate Strength Training Into Your Endurance Training Program

Every endurance athlete can benefit from strength training. Whether your endurance activity is running, cycling, swimming, or cross-training events that combine multiple endurance sports, spending some time building strength enhances your fitness and ultimate performance. Before we delve into the details, it’s important to first understand some...

Posted by Jason Sissel on Oct 23, 2017 2:50:00 PM

Three Ways to Help Prevent Running Injuries

Running is one of the most popular ways for people to have fun and increase their overall fitness. It's easy to do, doesn't require a large initial investment in equipment, and can fit into nearly anybody’s schedule. It's a simple, enjoyable way to take care of yourself and your body.

Posted by Jason Sissel on Oct 16, 2017 2:48:00 PM

7 Common Marathon Training Mistakes

If you've decided that this year is the one you will run a marathon, congratulations! Whether your goal is to get fit, raise money for charity, or simply cross something off your bucket list, running a marathon is an admirable goal. And, with smart training, it's achievable for almost anyone at any age.

Posted by Jason Sissel on Oct 9, 2017 2:46:00 PM

5 Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises To Do Before Training Runs

We've known for decades how important it is to warm up before running. A warm-up routine literally warms the body, increasing heart and respiration rates, taking oxygen to the muscles and tissues. Increasing the body temperature gently prepares muscles, tendons, and ligaments for exertion, easing the stress of transitioning from rest to work....

Posted by Jason Sissel on Oct 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The Best Way to Warm Up For A Training Run

When we are feeling fired up for a run, it can be tempting to give in to enthusiasm and take off at speed. And when we have limited time in a busy schedule to train, warming up first can feel like a waste of time. But running without warming up not only increases the risk of injury, but it also increases soreness and recovery time, and will...

Posted by Jason Sissel on Oct 1, 2017 9:25:00 AM

How IV Therapy Helps Enhance Endurance Athletic Performance

Intravenous therapy is becoming a fixture at marathons, where runners get hydration and electrolytes delivered directly into their bloodstream, rather than waiting for the digestive system to process fluids and nutrients. Many endurance events such as the BolderBoulder 10k and Hospital Hill Kansas City now have a station at the finish line where...

Posted by Jason Sissel on Sep 27, 2017 8:57:00 AM