The Spartan Trifecta World Championship consists of three obstacle-course races on consecutive days. Athletes from around the world compete in Sprint (7K run plus 20 obstacles), Super (12K run plus 25 obstacles), and Beast (25K run plus 30 obstacles) races. The courses take racers into the mountains and ancient ruins surrounding Sparta, Greece and challenges […]
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How To Make Those Hard Runs Easier
A recent study found that the more runners distract themselves from what their bodies are doing, the more effortless their run may feel, and the better their performance. The new study was published on October 1st of this year in the Journal of Motor Learning and Development. Researchers at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville […]
Calculating Calories Burned Through Exercise? Turns out it’s Wildly Inaccurate!
The results of a new study that was published in August confirms what I’ve been telling people for years – exercise is a horrible way to try and lose weight!Turns out those “calories burned” calculators on fitness apps or exercise equipment at the gym are not even close to being accurate. Think you just burned […]
KY Derby Festival Marathon
I started training for this race in the fall of 2019. I had signed up to run the full marathon in April of 2020. A global pandemic caused a slight change to those plans! I was in great shape in the months leading up to the race that was planned for April 25th. My workout […]
How Quarantine Has Changed Exercise
Depending on where you are, your life looks different than it did 8-10 weeks ago. Here in the United States, it was mid-March that things started to shut down and we were told to stay home. In order to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading too quickly and overwhelming our hospitals, we shut down all […]
Strength Training for Runners (Yes, you need to be doing it!)
I like to imagine that all runners know the importance of strength training, but I still talk with people all the time that assume running up some hills is good enough. It’s not. For runners, even just those that run once or twice a week, the key muscles that you should work on are developing […]
Why Do Long-Established Races End?
Some bad news hit the local road racing community this week. After 35 straight years, the Louisville Triple Crown of Running will not take place in 2020. The series consisted of a 5K, a 10K and a 10 Miler each spring. At the beginning of the series, it included a half marathon before that became […]
How Does Time Off Affect Fitness?
We’ve all had to take some time off from exercising. It is usually related to an injury or a change in schedules at home or work. It can be frustrating to know that all the gains in fitness you made are slowing going away as you miss workout after workout. But how long does it […]
Can Running Outside in the Cold Make You Sick?
I run. I run outside. I only run outside. No treadmills for me. I’ve never liked them, and I avoid them at all cost. Weather is not a deterrent for me when it comes to running. Rain? No problem. Heat? I can handle that. Snow? It’s actually kind of fun. Cold? Invigorating.The recent polar vortex […]
Chasing Bourbon, Bikes and Warriors
My race schedule has been different in 2018 than previous years. It has not been littered with triathlons and road running races. This year was a year for me to explore new things and challenge myself. As the year progressed and I found some races I wanted to do, I saw that October was going […]