Mixing It Up: Cross Training for Trail Running

The days are short and it’s cold outside. Most trail runners are tempted to take a break and not run much in the winter months. The temptation is to curl up next to a warm fire and grab a good book, rather than get out the door to work out.

Hill Training: Speedwork in Disguise

In 2008, I returned to Bighorn 100 for the third time. I had managed to grab my first win in a 100-miler in 2005, and was somehow lucky enough to repeat the performance in 2006 while knocking down the course…

What Can XC Skiing Do For Me?

  Right about this time of year most folks start wrapping up their running, triathlon or cycling seasons as the winter months approach. For many aerobic athletes in the Northwest, winter is merely a season for counting the days until…

Trail Running for City Slickers

There is nothing I despise more than city slicker runs. Pavement — my personal run of last resort. I relocated to Bend nearly two decades ago for a reason — the abundance of dirt. In my world, running trails is…

Yoga, Pilates and Stretching for the Endurance Athlete

Many endurance athletes have incorporated yoga, Pilates and stretching into their exercise routines. While there are many benefits to using these techniques, there are also some potential pitfalls. Here are some basic descriptions of each practice to help you decide…

From Walking to Running

“Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.” – Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion Looking at Newton’s First Law of Motion, one can…