Pack Appropriately – Triathlon Training

The last thing you want to do on race day is forget a vital piece of equipment. Even though I’ve done a lot of racing, I still have nightmares that I may show up to one of the biggest races of my life and forget my bike shoes. Check out the video below to […]

Two Minute Tuesday – Ultra Marathon Recovery Week

After you run 50miles or an Ultra Marathon of any distance it doesn’t make much sense to go all out the week after. Physically and psychologically, as athletes we have to respect the distances. Check out this week’s CrossFit Endurance Two Minute Tuesday as Coach Jeff Ford breaks down a sample recovery week.

Fix Yourself Friday: Are you Running Like a Duck?

Have you ever noticed how your feet are landing when you’re running? How about walking? Poor hip mobility is the culprit to many deviations in proper run mechanics. Check out this week’s fix yourself friday to uncover a couple quick techniques to unglue your hips and get you running more efficiently!

Understand the Structure: Sport Specific Workouts

I’ve gotten a ton kick back for being a “less mileage” Endurance Coach. It’s a foreign concept to most endurance athletes and it just seems that the majority of the running community hasn’t given it a shot quite yet. Half of the reason is Arthur Lydiard popularized running periodization and running has just become […]

Saturday 7.19.14

7am COACHED GROUP RUN CANCELED.

GO RUN 5 Miles with Coach JFORD @ the CREMATOR or…
Complete workout over the weekend.

MOB: Ankles. Calves. Hamstrings. Hips.
WU: 400m Run
15 Front leg swings per leg
15 Lateral leg swings per leg
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Final Hours to the Cremator

The toughest part of training is the taper week. What is a taper week you may ask? “Taper” means to back off training and rest appropriately in preparation for race day. It allows the body to take a break physically and emotionally. In traditional programs it may last close to 3weeks, however in our […]

Two Minute Tuesday: Athlete Performance – Sleep

Sleep is one of the simplest ways to improve performance and often a second thought for recreational athletes. Cheri Mah of Stanford University found that when athletes increased sleep time (goal of 10 hours of sleep every night for five weeks), their athletic performance improved.

Saturday 7.12.14

There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul. – Kristen Armstrong

MOB: Ankles. Calves. Hamstrings. Hips.
WU: 2 Rounds of:
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Fix Yourself Friday: Swimmers Shoulder

Tired of your shoulders hurting after your swim? Here’s a quick fix to implement during your cool downs right when you get out of the pool. Don’t forget that fixing the mechanics will most likely make the biggest impact!

Train Smarter: Ultra Running

No matter what way you training. It’s a journey…

Hitting the trails or in the gym. I’m excited to see what I can accomplish.

We respect our athletes too much to make them do something random.

Huge chunk of distance that’s unknown. Had to fall back on the training.