Goals provide us with focus and direction and act as a benchmark for success. Whether the Community First Fox Cities Marathon weekend of events are competitive for you or “just for fun”, we can all benefit from setting goals. Goal setting is not as easy as saying, “I want to finish the race,” you need […]
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Get a full body workout, while giving your body a break from the impact of running while enjoying the great outdoors with cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do during the long cold winters. You get to be outside, breathe in the outside air and see the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]