Ask the Coach

What should I focus on to survive the winter while keeping my endurance? As an endurance coach, this is the biggest question I get this time of the year. Athletes are mostly finished with their competitive seasons and for the most part are already looking ahead to their spring races. The only thing separating you… read more

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Badwater After

On July 23rd I lined up against the deepest field in the history of The Badwater 135, which National Geograpic has called “The Worlds Toughest Footrace.” The race was here, but nothing that transpired over the next 27 hours of my life would have mattered if I hadn’t paid attention to my recovery and nutrition… read more

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Badwater Part 1

In February I was announced as one of the 100 “lucky” elite runners to be accepted into what has been branded as “The Worlds Toughest Footrace”, The Badwater 135.  The race is a 135 mile run through Death Valley… in July.  Running non-stop for 135 miles obviously presents its own challenges but adding in temperatures… read more

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Running With TN

I get asked all the time, Why do you race soooooo much??  My response is, “Actually I’ve slowed down a lot!” Although I still average 2-4 races a month!  So Besides my complete love of the medals… Why do I race so much? Let me explain by starting where my obsession with running/racing began! In… read more

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Dream a New Dream

“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.” ― C.S. Lewis In 2017, at the age of 48, I ran a lifetime best in the marathon of 2:49:15, which is a pace of 6:28 per mile. That was 4 minutes faster than my previous marathon PR, which I… read more

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Purposeful Endurance

For the most part, I love running for me.   That might sound selfish, but it’s honest. I love how it clears my head, how it eases my burdens, and how it connects me with mother nature.   Sometimes, that love of running is not enough, and I need perspective about why I run and this athletic… read more

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PR Bar Health Focus – July

Nutritional Factoid Let’s Talk About Protein Why do you need protein after your workout? According to multiple research studies, muscles are most responsive to the muscle-building stimuli provided by protein shortly (within 60 minutes) after hard physical exercises. This same research also shows that protein breakdown rates within your body begin to rise rapidly within… read more

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PR Bar Health Focus – November

PR Bar Health Focus is centered around all things nutrition and health. Every month we introduce you to nutritional topics and we scour the internet for the best healthy recipes for you to try. We even try them ourselves before we recommend them. Recipe of the Month Loaded Cauliflower Looking for something a little healthier… read more

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PR Bar Health Focus – October

Nutritional Factoid All About Water How much water do you drink on a daily basis? Do you think it’s enough? Do you have any idea why you should be concerned about how much water you’re drinking each day? Well, you’re in luck! This month we’re going to discuss everything water and highlight why you should… read more

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PR Bar Health Focus – August

Nutritional Factoid All About Sugar One of the biggest dangers in our modern, American diet is added sugars. Nearly everything you find on the shelve has it in one way or another. To make things worse, we often double down on our sugar intake by intentionally adding even more sugars to our diet. Coffee sweeteners,… read more

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PR Bar Health Focus – June

Nutritional Factoid Let’s Talk About Protein Most people understand that protein is an important part of their diet, but few truly understand why. Here are a few basics to understand protein better. What is protein? Protein is an essential component of every cell in your body Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue… read more

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PR Bar Health Focus – May

Nutritional Factoid What’s a carb? Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred form of fuel. It’s the most metabolically efficient source of energy. Once the body exhausts energy from dietary and stored carbs it turns to fat as a source of fuel. This is why carbs are considered a “short-term fuel” and fat is considered a “long-term… read more

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