Over the last few years it’s become increasingly obvious that the bikes we ride on the road, the types of road that we ride them on, and the types of events we participate in are changing dramatically.
If you haven't tried obstacle racing, maybe this is the year to give it a whirl. Your options are plentiful as there are a number of Spartan events on the calendar in the Pacific Northwest and surrounding states.
The Super Fast Half, held Saturday, June 29 claims to be one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country while the Super Marathon, held Sunday, June 30 is a Boston qualifier course with a qualifying rate of over 34 percent.
Athletes often feel compelled to exercise longer and harder in order to improve. A problem arises, however, when you exercise beyond what your body tells you is acceptable, and you still feel as though you need to do more.
I asked a handful of elite runners in the Pacific Northwest why they run. In doing so, I discovered that while I may not intentionally seek out a connection with others through running, the sport may have its own agenda.
Whether you are an experienced endurance athlete or a beginner, there are many benefits to be had from training in a group environment. If you know how to use group training to your advantage it can elevate your fitness and give you a training stimulus that you would otherwise be unable to achieve.
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