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Trail mix: What to eat along the way
Tuesday Jun 19 2012
In the second installment on Western States fueling strategies we interview Matt Keyes (MK) and Jamie Frink (JF), two WS veterans and race ringers, to determine if life follows fac ...
Western States a mobile feast for runners
Tuesday Jun 12 2012
Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a two-part series covering fueling strategies for the upcoming Western States Endurance Run.A friend once said that an ultraru ...
Massage:It feels good and is good for you
Tuesday Apr 17 2012
I learned the benefits of massage for recovery and injury prevention, firsthand as a professional/U.S. National Team cyclist specializing in European stage races. These races take ...
Use yoga for one-stop injury prevention
Tuesday Mar 20 2012
Endurance activities are repetitive, linear and utilize a limited range of motion. These ingredients are a recipe for excessive stress on specific muscles, joints and bones. As a r ...
Falcons look to build on breakthrough
Tuesday Mar 13 2012
The expectations for the Colfax High baseball team escalated right along with the Falcons’ record last spring. After losing just two players from the 20011 squad that finished 15 ...
Do your body good with Pilates
Wednesday Mar 07 2012
A common issue amongst endurance athletes is pain resulting from postural weakness. This weak link in our body’s kinetic chain inhibits performance, leads to imbalances and poten ...
Strategies for injury prevention
Tuesday Feb 14 2012
For this first article in a series on injury prevention strategies I interviewed two rehabilitation and conditioning professionals — Laura Snow, physical therapist and co-owner a ...
Take a hike for winter fitness fix
Tuesday Jan 31 2012
Hiking is a great way to stay active through the winter months. We have seemingly limitless possibilities out our Auburn backyard. Generally speaking, the key to fitness is consist ...
Make your dry-land training count
Tuesday Jan 17 2012
Because the snow season is finite, cross country skiers have developed dry-land progressions that mimic the on-snow technique. These progressions help clear the summer cob-webs and ...
Use a plyo program to power through the powder
Tuesday Dec 20 2011
A safely devised plyometric program will benefit every activity —producing more power to the pedal, force in the foot strike, and for that skier, alpine or cross-country, mor ...
Wednesday Dec 07 2011
Balance is a key element of efficient, enjoyable cross-country skiing. While some contend they simply do not possess balance, don’t be a victim of this belief. Balance is trainab ...
The core of cross country conditioning
Tuesday Nov 22 2011
The expanded concept of core has been coined the pillar and consists of scapula, trunk and the hip complex. The goal of a functional core stability and mobility training program ex ...
Seize the season: Shift to ski conditioning
Tuesday Nov 08 2011
Calling all foothill endurance athletes to mix it up this winter — rather than riding around in the rain in a soggy chamois and running in soaked socks — check out cross countr ...
Century cycling: Avoid the ache
Tuesday Oct 25 2011
Lower back pain on the bike is a common complaint, but in most cases, it’s avoidable. Generally, lower back pain on the bike is attributed to one or a combination of factors ...
Placer can’t chase down Colfax
Friday Oct 21 2011
The Colfax High football team played a near-perfect first half Friday night at Le Febvre Stadium. The Falcons defended their lead throughout a smashmouth second half and drained th ...
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