Tag Archives: trail running

Training for an ultra: Training on the road and Zion trail 1/2 marathon race report

Trying to fit in a workout while traveling can be difficult, especially if you are traveling by car, across the country with 2 young children in tow.   I’ve been training for my first ultra for about 14 weeks now and I am still struggling to get my base mileage up to where it should be by now. If you’ve ...

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6 Of The Top Benefits of Strength Training for the Runner

  There are countless reasons why a large number of runners do not strength train: don’t like it, worried about it slowing them down, no time, don’t want to bulk up, hate the gym etc.  Regardless the reason, strength training needs to be a part of your weekly training regimen. I love what Jason Fitzgerald has said, “There are two ...

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RAGNAR RELAY: Our first event partner. (learn more)

Imagine running in some of the most epic places in Colorado with 7 of your closest friends.  As a matter of fact, click HERE and enter your email address for a chance for a free team entry for the trail relay in June!   The Ragnar relay series takes runners over 200 miles through the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  We ...

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How to deal when you can’t train: Injuries, infections and cross training

– By Dr. Kelly Shockley, our resident sports medicine contributor and Lauren Jones, Ultra Mama Well, lots to share on the training front from the last couple of weeks.   If you have been following us on social media, then you’ve heard about Dr. Kelly’s hospitalization due to an infection that started from a small scrape after a fall on the ...

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Run, baby, RUN!

Entrepreneurship has often been compared to a roller coaster ride.  Now throw into the mix staying at home with 2 kids full time and you are in for one wild ride!

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6 things to do when training for your first ultra marathon

I am training for my first ultra marathon distance run.  The Rim to Rim to Rim, from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other and then back again.   Depending on which route we take between 42-46 miles and over 11,000 feet of elevation gain. The furthest I have ran to date is the Leadville marathon back in ...

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Kinesio-taping: What, why, when and how to use it!

Ever wonder what that colorful tape is everyone seems to be wearing? It’s Kinesiology tape (or kinesio-tape).  There are numerous brands on the market, my preferred is RockTape.  It seems to stick better and longer, plus they have cool designs! The tape is a stretchy cotton fiber tape that allows it to contour and move with your body.  It provides ...

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