Getting fitted for running shoes
It’s been 13 years since I went in for a proper shoe fitting. So many things have changed, both in the running shoe world and in me physically in that time. It’s time to replace my beloved Merrell Ascend Glove trail shoes, but I’m having trouble finding a replacement. Time to go back for a new shoe fitting! [Read more…]
Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been taking a little break during the past few weeks getting my classes ready for next semester and working on some exciting new projects. Right now I’m about to head to Yellowstone National Park for vacation with my family, but I wanted to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about you. As a matter of fact, I’ve been working hard on a very important episode that will be out on August 11th about the most important piece of running gear you will ever use … Running shoes!
I visit Bull City Running Company in Durham North Carolina for a proper shoe fitting. You’ll also hear from running coach Eric Orton on how choosing the right shoe is all part of a bigger strategy that includes strengthening your feet and running form.
And there’s also a little something about x-rays. You’ll find out what that’s all about when the next episode of 16 Weeks comes out on August 11th. You’re not going to want to miss out!
Cross-training includes Hiking too!
Training comes in many different forms. I often see people punish themselves if they don’t stick to a prescribed training plan 100%. When you think like this … more times than not you’re setting yourself up for failure. Sometimes, when your plan calls for a long run, you go for a bike ride, or spend an afternoon climbing a rock wall. Sometimes … you go for hiking 26 miles. [Read more…]
The difference between a good day and a bad day at the race is nutrition.
– Eric Orton, World-renowned Running Coach
In episode 3 we talked about the importance of hydration for runners. I ran 15 miles … ok, it was more like 10 miles and then mostly walked the last 5 because I was so dehydrated. A week later I ran 16 miles after planning a shorter run — it was amazing!
Yes, I did a better job staying hydrated that day, but I also nailed my nutrition. It was all part of careful planning of my meals in the days leading up to the run that set me up for success. [Read more…]
It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’re taking a little break, but fear not! Here’s a little something special for you. In the next episode we’re talking about nutrition, so here is a recipe of one of my favorite dishes, Quinoa Pancakes. The recipe calls for it to be topped with salsa (which I love at lunch), but I’m adding an egg to mine since it’s breakfast time.
Do you have suggestions for different toppings? How about sharing your favorite recipes that you use while training. Share them in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Try this recipe yourself. You can find it at Health.com.
Music for this episode by Poddington Bear.