Build healthy winter habits that go beyond performace!

Winter Habits to Help You Through the Dark Days with Success

Winter can be a tough time to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Long hours of darkness, the holidays, and the lack of any races on the horizon all make it challenging to stay motivated. However, it can also be a great time to focus on some non-racing health goals and build some healthy winter habits that go beyond your ... More

Cross-training for runners, agility training

Cross-Training for Runners: Strength, Stability and Agility for Trails AND Pavement!

It’s no secret: cross-training is crucial support for your running goals. However, life often gets in the way. What’s more, in the crunch for time that can happen as training for your event gets more demanding, other kinds of workouts can take the back seat to the actual running/walking! And if you’re one of us getting dirty this year ... More

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Nutrition for Trail Running: Discover the Secret Sauce with Nutritionist Becca Blumberg

Conceptually, nutrition for trail running really isn’t much different than nutrition for the road. The goal is to replenish carbohydrates with bars, gels, chews, and other foods to get 30-90 g carbs per hour during the activity. The strategy will also be to replenish electrolytes and stay hydrated with sports drinks and water in both trail ... More

Goal setting is an important part of the training process

Goal Setting: A Guide by Coach K. (Set Your Body & Mind up for Success in 2023!)

After the typical highs and lows of the end of the year, it’s natural to get caught up in ruminations about what we want for our next spin around the sun. Some call these goals resolutions. I prefer to call them intentions or aspirations. Whatever we call it, goal setting is an important part of many people’s lives. Together, let’s ... More

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Should You Visit a Sports RDN in the New Year? Dietitian Becca Blumberg Says Yes!

The off-season can be the perfect time to establish habits that will take you into your next training block healthy. Maybe you want to focus on sleep or additional strength training. Maybe you want to dial in your nutrition. And that’s where a registered dietitian nutritionist, a sports RDN, comes in. Written by Becca Blumberg, MS, ... More

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Elden Mountain was the Most Memorable Run of 2022 for my Body and Mind. Want to Tell me About Yours?

And so the 2022 season comes to an end. While some of us are enjoying deep rest and recovery, the more adventurous might already be starting their new training plans. A moment of reflection can’t hurt in either case. In fact, it’s when we reflect that we’re able to continue our growth. With that in mind, what was your most memorable run ... More

Two runners run trails in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado

Trail vs. Road Running: A Tale of Two (Very Different) Marathons

The London Marathon and the Blue Sky Trail Marathon are two very different races. Yes, one is a prestigious, fast road marathon while the other takes runners on a fun, demanding journey through Colorado’s Front Range with 3,500 feet of elevation gain, but that’s where the differences are just beginning. Let's look at some of the differe... More

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Everyone Should Have the Privilege to Run without Fear. Until It’s Possible, How Can We Run Safely?

This post shouldn’t have to be written, ever. Workout rings with serrated edges shouldn’t have to exist, ever. People shouldn’t have to be scared to run outside, ever. Yet, this is being written, workout self-defense items are sold out, and people all over the place are canceling their morning runs. When will everybody be able to run ... More

Off-Season Fitness: A Simple Guide to the Slower Months of the Year

Winter is here, and with it comes some well-deserved rest. Many runners have lowered their weekly mileage while some stopped running completely, focusing instead on other ways to keep fit and giving their bodies some much-needed recovery time. Until race calendars fill up, off-season fitness will be the number one topic for many in the world ... More

Five Simple Ways to Tackle Your Off-Season Nutrition

Off-season nutrition can be a tough nut to crack—but it doesn't have to be! Let our nutritionist Becca Blumberg walk you through it step by step. Written by Becca Blumberg, edited by Pavlína Marek The off-season is here and many athletes wonder how their day-to-day eating habits should change. There are many ways in which things may ... More