Category Archives: Blogs

Fueling for Marathoners & Half Marathoners

Posted on Apr 29, 2021, by

Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, and training for a marathon or half marathon is no different. Proper fueling can make or break your training program and race day success. Nutrition will impact how well you recover, how well you adapt and how well you perform in your workouts and on race day. Recovery […]

5 tips to transition from winter to spring running

Posted on Mar 28, 2021, by

Being a runner in Wisconsin has its challenges as winter brings harsh and more difficult running weather. While some people enjoy running in all temperatures and terrain, many find themselves turning to the treadmill to get their run in when it’s frigid and icy outside. While winter may feel long and never ending, the good […]

Cancer doesn’t have to halt your running & fitness goals

Posted on Oct 13, 2020, by

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 […]

Guest Blog: Strength Train for your Running Gains

Posted on Aug 14, 2020, by

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 […]

Guest Blog: Every Runner Should be Swimming

Posted on Jul 23, 2020, by

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 […]

Do You Really Need Another List?

Posted on Mar 27, 2020, by

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 […]