There are many reasons why people take up running – for fun, health or a sense of achievement – and many find motivation in training for a race. There are hundreds of races every year in the US alone, for runners of every ability.
It makes sense to plan ahead for all those factors you can control, and leave yourself with the best possible chance of having your best race experience. The days leading up to race day are always an exciting time! You have been training for weeks, or months, and the days just seem to get shorter […]
As more and more races are held at higher elevations, and the opportunity to train at altitude broadens with the availability of training camps, many athletes have questions about how to be most effective with their chance to train or race at altitude. Our earlier posts have covered running and racing at altitude, and preparing […]
There are a growing number of races that are held at higher elevations – Vacation Races series of half marathons at National Parks around the USA are all in beautiful locations. This also means that each race is a hike up from sea level – Zion @ 5600‘, Grand Canyon @ 6600‘, Grand Teton @ […]
Race day is coming! You have been training, slowly building endurance, strength and speed, investing more time than you thought you had, and now that goal race you have been dreaming about is just a few days away. Especially if this is going to be your first race, you may have no idea of what […]