By Kirsten Rice In any sport or activity, strength training can help reduce injury, but it also improves performance. Choosing the correct type of strength training for your sport is key to obtaining these gains. Some runners may be hesitant to put on muscle mass when training for a run thinking it might slow them […]
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Cross-training, or “engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport,” (Dictionary.com, 2020) is incredibly important for well-balanced health and muscle development. For runners, cross-training can take on many forms, each with their own specific benefit for your body and to becoming a […]
The March Course Connection features: A message about COVID-19 environment and extension of early bird prices. Preview of Marathon Miles 5-8. Part 2 of guest blog from Leah Schapiro at Fleet Feet Fox Valley. Interview with WHBY’s Hayley Tenpas on her Focus Fox Valley show. Local Race Scene.
Part 2 of You’ve Picked Your Event … now what? Last month I shared a list of suggestions for how to prepare for your fall target race to assure that you move forward without losing that motivation and energy in the process. Ways to prepare; organize your schedule, find your people, etc. How can the […]
The February Course Connection includes: A preview of Full Marathon Miles 1-4. How to order a 30th Commemorative Jacket. Guest Blog from Leah Schapiro of Fleet Feet Fox Valley “You’ve picked your event … now what?“ Local Race Scene.
You did it! You decided to put yourself first in 2020. Or to create some audacious goal to work towards. Or you lost a bet. Or got talked into participating by someone that said, “C’mon, I’ll help you. It will be great. You will do amazing.” You’ve posted on social media that you’re all signed […]
By Ross McDowell of Run Away Shoes Running in the winter can be a challenge, but only if you let it be. Here are some of the things I tell most runners and walkers throughout the winter and spring. 1. Consistency is key. It does not matter if you are training for a race near the end […]
The June Course Connection includes: Training Season Heating Up – Training runs are up and running, download our Training Guide and new 5K Training Program Starts Aug. 1 – Sign up today Check out our latest blogs Race-prep is more than just running by Guest Blogger Courtney Vosters, avid runner and chair of the Community First […]
The May Course Connection includes: Training Season is Almost Here – Training runs, Training Guides, Marathon & Half Marathon 101 Course – May 29 and Guest Blog by Emma Neveu. Is Your Company Up for A Challenge — Join the Pierce Business Challenge Welcome New Presenting Sponsor Pierce Manufacturing! Sponsor Spotlight: Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley Giving […]