Why Pacing Matters and How It Affects Your Running

We’ve all probably heard the phrase “pace yourself” in one way or another — but the words take on a lot more weight in the context of efficient running training. One of the keys to successful running is in understanding your body’s capacity for various types of running training. There are plenty of variables (e.g.,… Continue reading Why Pacing Matters and How It Affects Your Running

What’s the Difference Between Fast- and Slow-Twitch Muscles?

It’s not uncommon for athletes to hear certain phrases like “You look like a distance runner,” or “You’re built for sprinting!”. These comments don’t necessarily hold any malicious intent, but they’re based on the assumption that someone’s athletic build represents their athletic caliber. Oftentimes, this kind of thought process is based on the observation that… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Fast- and Slow-Twitch Muscles?

How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide for Successful Running Training

As runners, we all have to start somewhere.  And for a lot of us, that “somewhere” is heading out our front door in an effort to stay active, lose weight, or try that “running thing” everyone seems to be raving about. Or at least, that everyone seems to be doing.  And that’s as simple as… Continue reading How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide for Successful Running Training

ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Nine and Onwards

Okay, athletes. The time has come for another MAJOR milestone in your rehabilitation training… At your 9th month of rehab, you’ll be at just about the lowest point of risk for ACL failure and reinjury! (There’s still, of course, always some risk of injury, but you’ve rehabilitated to a point where your risk levels are… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Nine and Onwards

ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Eight

Welcome to month 8 of ACL rehabilitation — about 3/4ths of the way through your recovery! As you continue to progress through these last few months of training, you’ve probably been experiencing both improvement and impatience with wanting to get back to your sport. And trust us, we get it; the further along you are… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Eight

5 Ways to Use Watch Data for Stronger Running

We’re in the golden age of technology — not just in highly advanced, biomechanical equipment, but also in portable tech that can track specific metrics as you’re working out. More specifically, we’re talking smartwatches. (Who doesn’t love a good metric-tracking system strapped right to their wrist?) Smartwatch tracking capabilities have grown more robust as their… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Watch Data for Stronger Running

ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Seven

Congratulations, athletes… now that you’ve hit month 7, you’re officially embarking on the second half of your ACL recovery journey! Perhaps it doesn’t feel like it warrants much congratulation; for some, it can be more daunting than anything. After all, you’ve been working so hard for so long, yet you’ve still only just gotten past… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Month Seven

The Impact of Sleep on Sports Training and Performance

Lots of training mantras emphasize the necessity of hard work and consistently setting time aside to train, practice, lift, and so on…  And that’s certainly true, to an extent. Deliberate and effortful practice is imperative for improving performance, regardless of the activity of choice — but it’s not the only facet to well-rounded training, either.… Continue reading The Impact of Sleep on Sports Training and Performance

An Overview of Periodization Training for Endurance Athletes

One of the most common struggles among athletes is how to manage time and balance all the moving pieces of an optimal training plan. Determining the specifics of your training schedule can be a beast, especially with so many options on how to structure your season… Plus, every individual athlete responds differently to varying forms… Continue reading An Overview of Periodization Training for Endurance Athletes

Train Smarter: Why External Feedback is Essential for Effective Training

You’ve probably heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” The idea is simple: if there’s a more efficient or effective way to get from point A to point B, you should do it, rather than wasting time and energy on an inefficient method. The concept is often embraced in the business world where innovation is… Continue reading Train Smarter: Why External Feedback is Essential for Effective Training

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