Hydration and Athletic Performance

Did you know… Most of us (unknowingly) are experiencing chronic dehydration? Up to 37% of the population mistake hunger for thirst? Some studies suggest the percentage is higher because foods contain water and many beverages contain energy thus creating weak associations between thirst and hunger. When craving sweets, you may...

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Run Drills: Active Arms = Better Run Efficiency and Performance

Done correctly, running drills improve run skill and overall performance. Often, drill focus is on lower extremity movement but the arms play a very important role in stride mechanics. Here is a simple drill that can easily be incorporated in warm-up, main-sets, warm-down, or long run. The Drill: While running, exaggerate...

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Tri Training Tip wk#17 – Comfort in the water

For triathletes, the swim is usually categorized one of two ways - "love it" or "hate it". It is often that athletes seek swim coaching because they have the later view yet must achieve minimal efficiency to race. Admittedly, as an athlete and coach I have personally vacillated between the two categories for years.

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