• THREE SIMPLE SELF-CARE TIPS FOR RUNNERS

    By Larry / April 12, 2018
  • TEN THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE RUNNING BOLDERBOULDER

    By Jessica / April 12, 2018
  • THREE SIMPLE SELF-CARE TIPS FOR RUNNERS

    By Larry / April 12, 2018

    1) MITIGATE INFLAMMATION
    2) SLEEP
    3) PERFECT YOUR FORM

    MITIGATE INFLAMMATION
    A common mistake among athletes in-training is going too hard for too long. We get it, we’re competitive athletes who thrive on endorphins and the challenge. But here’s the thing – rest and recovery are essential parts of performance. Ignore them at your peril. A few simple actions can help aid recovery: 1) increase your water intake and maintain your electrolyte balance; 2) eat your fruits and vegetables (can you hear Mom?); 3) turmeric – use supplements and add it in your diet; 4) Cold Laser Therapy (see the blog post on this one; it’s well worth the read.
    http://buildyou.co/2018/04/02/five-faqs-about-cold-laser-treatment/

    SLEEP
    Studies have found that your central nervous system recharges in your sleep. So, if you’re sleep deprived, your balance and coordination are likely to be off. Listen to your body (and Mom, back in the day). Get to bed! Oh, one more thing – getting up at a consistent time also helps regulate your sleep cycle and improve the quality of rest.

    Now, eat your greens … and your breakfast.

    PERFECT YOUR FORM
    Chances are, no one taught you how to run when you were a kid. As children, running is/was as intuitive as our need to climb trees and eat sweets. But, we know that not all running gaits are created equal, and many of us have imbalances we are not even aware. Moreover, these imbalances can and often do hurt runners of all kinds.

    Solution – work with a pro, and get a proper diagnosis of your stride, foot strike and running gait. If you are one of the many unfortunates an issue, some good advice based on advanced biomechanical knowledge can get back on track. For what it’s worth, Jess can help a lot in this department.

  • TEN THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE RUNNING BOLDERBOULDER

    By Jessica / April 12, 2018

    1. THIS 40-YEAR OLD TRADITION ATTRACTS RUNNERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!

    2. LAST YEAR, THERE WERE OVER 54,000 PARTICIPANTS. IT IS CLAIMED THAT ALL 54,000 PARTICIPANTS HAVE FUN.

    3. THERE IS A GUY WHO HANDS OUT BACON. FIND HIM.

    4. IT IS THE SECOND LARGEST 10K RACE IN THE USA AND THE FIFTH LARGEST ROAD RACE IN THE WORLD. YOU COULD SAY BOLDERBOULDER IS THE COOL KID IN CLASS.

    5. IT TAKES PLACE EVERY YEAR ON MEMORIAL DAY.

    6. THERE ARE SLIP-AND-SLIDES, AND—YES —YOU SHOULD PARTAKE.

    7. IF YOU’RE NOT GETTING COMPETITIVE (OR MAYBE EVEN IF YOU ARE), IT’S BEST TO WEAR A COSTUME.

    8. IT IS ESSENTIALLY ONE, LONG, HILARIOUS PARTY. KEG STANDS MAY OR MAY NOT BE INVOLVED.

    9. THERE IS A CLEAR BAG POLICY: ATTENDEES ARE PERMITTED ONE CLEAR BAG NO LARGER THAN 12 INCHES X 6 INCHES X 6 INCHES, OR A ONE-GALLON RESEALABLE CLEAR PLASTIC BAG, INTO THE STADIUM. BAGS THAT ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED INTO FOLSOM FIELD INCLUDE BACKPACKS, CAMELBACKS, LARGE PURSES, OVERSIZED TOTE BAGS, CAMERA BAGS AND BINOCULAR CASES, DIAPER BAGS, FANNY PACKS AND PRINTED PLASTIC BAGS.

    10. THERE ARE SEPARATE WAVES OF START TIMES, WHICH YOU’LL WANT TO REGISTER FOR BY CLICKING HERE.