Editor’s Note: As we enter fall, we also enter into Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer awareness activities. To help those currently fighting any form of cancer, we invited the YMCA of the Fox Cities to share how LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program, helps adult cancer […]
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The September Course Connection features: We miss you … message from the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Team. Join us tonight for Doc Talk: Getting Back to Running after Injury with OSMS Dr. William Albiero. Congratulations to our Kids Challenge Winners! Guest blog: Incorporate yoga to become a better runner by YMCA’s Kristina Schultz Sponsor Spotlight: Miron Construction […]
By Kristina Schultz Cross-training is any sport, exercise or activity that supplements your main sport. Whether you are a beginner runner or an experienced marathoner, cross-training is key in taking great care of your body and mental self. One such great marriage is running and yoga. Here are several reasons why runners should incorporate yoga […]
The August Course Connection features: An August to Remember message from the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Team. Join us Aug. 18 for Doc Talk: Going the Distance with ThedaCare’s JP Larson. Join the Kids Challenge. Guest Blog: Strength Train for Your Running Gains by YMCA’s Kirsten Rice. OSMS Doctor Joins Community First Fox Cities Marathon Board of Directors. […]
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 […]
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 […]