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OMG YOU ARE A HEEL STRIKER!!!  Here’s a surprise — it’s no big deal.

With the NYC Marathon happening this week I have seen a slew of online posts and articles about running and proper form and — once again — I have held my breath long enough. My mom always told me if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything. Well I DO have something nice [...]

So You Think You Can Bike – Shifting

I always find it a bit hard to talk to my clients about proper shifting without going into a little      bit of a cycling history lesson.  The lesson that I focus on is the idea that cyclists used to ride the Tour De France (Td’F) on single speeds; yeah that race, with no [...]

So You Think You Can Bike – Intro

I have been a cyclist for a very long time…….yes I am a triathlete and yes I consider myself a cyclist.  Most cyclist would argue with me tooth and nail because they don’t believe a triathlete is a cyclist and I kind of agree with them…..sorry.  The reason I kind of agree with them is [...]

The Truth About Dehydration- Part II Hyponatrima

In the last post (The Truth About Dehydration) we talked about the unwarranted fear of dehydration as a health risk to us while participating in endurance sports.  I also introduced you to the idea of Exercise-Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy (EAHE); which I mentioned should be feared because it can be fatal. So what is EAHE? Why [...]

The Truth About Dehydration

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Why do we, as athletes, feel the need to obsess about what to drink or how much to drink for racing and training? When did we switch from making that decision for ourselves to letting others dictate how much we need to drink while exercising? Can you think of any animal in the world that [...]

Cramping While Racing

Why do we cramp while racing? Majority of endurance athletes believe that cramping is caused by dehydration or a loss of electrolytes. Yes it is true that the body can cramp because of the loss of electrolytes but if you read the research you will easily see that this is most likely not the cause [...]

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