Training Tip: How to lace your running shoes
Mar22

Training Tip: How to lace your running shoes

I posted an infographic the other day about choosing the right running shoe.  The graphic contained some images of different lacing techniques which can help address common running / fit issues with your shoes.  I have been into running for years and I have been fortunate in that I haven’t had any significant injuries and my feet are probably the least of my concerns, so the concept of lacing my shoes differently never occurred...

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Strava Cycling App (for runners too!)
Mar21

Strava Cycling App (for runners too!)

I have used several apps for running over the years from MapMyRun to Endomodo to Garmin Connect.  Each app has had features I enjoyed, but the one I ended up settling in with that I enjoy the most is Strava, which is Swedish for “to strive”.  Its a free app that is very popular in the cycling community and is now gaining popularity with runners too. If you are like me and competition gets you motivated, this is the app for...

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Training Tip: Work Muscles Independently to Improve Muscle Quality
Mar18

Training Tip: Work Muscles Independently to Improve Muscle Quality

As someone who believes in “everything in moderation” (a future blog post) I don’t just focus on swimming, biking and running.  I also lift a few times a week, do yoga occasionally and find other ways to stay fit. Unfortunately, most of us are not born ambidextrous.  I am no exception and definitely favor one side over the other.  Most of the common lifting exercises people do involve weight bars and nautilus style...

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How to Choose Running Shoes
Mar17

How to Choose Running Shoes

I have been running for several years now and I would expect that most people reading this blog have been too.  The infographic below contains information that most of us already know about picking the right running shoes and some other fun facts.  What I never came across before though in all of my reading and training is there are different lacing techniques to address various foot...

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My thoughts on fitness bands
Mar15

My thoughts on fitness bands

There has obviously been a lot of talk about fitness bands over the last couple of years.  I myself was an early adopter and still am a believer in the general concept.  A few years ago when I did P90X I came to the realization that if I apply the concept of tracking results like I do at work to my fitness routine it helps to motivate me.  It was a bit of an epiphany, but I realized that I like concrete results and that is what really...

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