I didn’t get the usual month end post up last week due to the holidays. But I do have one link I want to share this week instead because it’s a topic that I feel very strongly about and I believe there is a lot of bad advice on it.Continue reading “Don’t stress over your cadence”
This seems like the appropriate time of the year for this reminder, as we are meeting with family and friends who always want to remind us that we work out too much. The common refrain is that staying in shape is good but too much is bad.
Well, that’s just not the case. Don’t worry. You’re not working out too much.
Continue reading “Working out is good for you”
As many of you surely know, I’m not a fan of diet fads.
Do you know what I am a fan of? Vitamin D (when you don’t get enough sun, as we in Wisconsin tend to fall short on in the winter) and training by feel.
Continue reading “Intermittent fasting, vitamin D, training by feel”
This month, I’m going to two of my favorite sources. One for a topic I’ve discussed here before and the other for an interesting look at something new.
Continue reading “Keep your ankles strong, should you stretch or not?”
I have a few topics close to my heart to discuss this week.
First, “heat therapy” or essentially heat training as us old timers call it. Second, the connection between a healthy body and a healthy brain. It’s a real thing. Finally, something I’ve experienced on the benefits of those fitness trackers that seem to keep track of everything you could imagine.
Continue reading “Heat therapy; healthy body, healthy brain; using stress trackers”
This month, I came across two interesting and slightly contradictory reads on injuries and running form, as well as a thought provoking topic on stretching and another on mindfulness.
Continue reading “Form and injury risk, stretching”
This month, I came across an article tangentially related to a blog post I wrote just a day after my post appeared. I also read about napping and running with friends. Who doesn’t like either of those things?
Continue reading “Fitness trackers, napping, running with friends”
This month, I’d like to address a topic I often find myself discussing: running your easy days easy enough.
Then I’d like to address a few very common beliefs many runners carry around that are not (or may not be) right:
1) Running isn’t bad for your knees, possibly even if your knees are bad to start.
2) Lactate is not your enemy.
3) “Extreme” running may not be bad for your immune system.
Continue reading “Monthly roundup: May 2018”
This month, I guess I am doing an Outside Online appreciation post. All three links I’m going to share go to Outside Online.
We have an explanation of why it matters how you think about pain, a discussion of what happens to your body on no sleep, and psychological considerations of heat exhaustion. Continue reading “Monthly roundup: April 2018”
I’m off enjoying spring break with the family this week. The good news, though, is that I read so many good things in March that I felt it was a good time to share a bonus roundup.
In this bonus roundup:
Why you should eat a big breakfast.
How strength training makes you faster.
Don’t just tell yourself to avoid a bad habit. Replace it with a good habit instead.
Continue reading “Bonus roundup”