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…

Taking Time Off

Across the country, autumn means that marathon season is at its peak, and notably, near 90 percent of all runners who are training for a marathon incur some type of sports-related injury.

Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises

How to get six-pack abs A study lead by Peter Francis, PhD, director of the Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University, looked at a variety of common abdominal exercises in order to determine what really works. The study looked…