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Trail mix: What to eat along the way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...