Pay Tribute with a 9/11-Inspired Hero WOD

This super-hard, superhero WOD honors all the lives lost in 2001. Hero WODs (workouts of the day) are a cornerstone of CrossFit. Named for members of the military and first responders who died in the line of duty, they are meant to be tough, reflecting the sacrifice these people made for our country. Retired New […]

Why Running With A Group Can Improve Your Performance

I started running in high school, as a member of my school’s cross-country and track teams. Being part of a team didn’t just contribute to my overall high school experience, it gave me a group of friends who knew, intimately, the agony of shin splints and what it meant to log six or seven miles […]

Review: Motion Geek Video Analysis

The nerdiest (and maybe most strategic) way to improve your running. Motion Geek Video Analysis offers a full-body analysis of your running form, and suggests exercises, drills, and even shoes to help improve your exercise regimen. The requirements for the service are relatively easy: register with the site, create six videos on your phone, upload them, […]

The Three Trimester Triathlete: Better Together

Triathlon Friends Make the Best Pregnancy Friends Too! No matter what I encounter in my life, it’s always wonderful when someone else is experiencing something similar. Having the chance to share my feelings and having someone else give me that “oh-I-totally-know-what-you’re-talking-about” nod can be so comforting! That’s when true bonds of friendships are born. I […]

Triathlon’s Fourth Discipline: Recovery

Surprisingly, doing less can actually mean you’re accomplishing more. Many endurance athletes, especially those just starting out, have a “no-pain, no-gain” attitude when it comes to training. I subscribed to this mantra for quite some time. It was engrained into me while playing soccer growing up: The only way to get better at something was […]

25 Ways to Burn 250 Calories in 25 Minutes

Try these simple ways to burn calories fast and get the body you’ve always wanted. You want to lose a pound?  For a 130 to 150 pound person, you have to burn about 3,500 extra calories a week.  You could eat only kale salad and lemon water, walk on a treadmill for 86 hours, or […]