So that’s what the extra holes are for on my running shoes…
Jun03

So that’s what the extra holes are for on my running shoes…

I’ve often wondered what the extra holes are for on my running shoes and thought “I don’t have enough lace to to use the extra holes”.   The video below went viral on Facebook a few weeks ago, so I thought I would share it here for those of you who aren’t familiar with the “heel lock” or “lace...

Read More
Training Tip: Everything in Moderation, Except Bacon
Apr01

Training Tip: Everything in Moderation, Except Bacon

Some people love this saying, other people hate it.  I don’t feel strongly either way, but I do believe in it.  To me it’s one of the most attractive benefits of triathlons and training for them.  Everything in moderation has become my mantra. You have read the articles, eat a 500 calorie slice of cake and then go run it off, but that’s not what this is really about (in fact there are studies that show...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More