This week I'm demoing Teaser III, where you move your upper and lower body simultaneously. This exercise is a culmination of all the facets of Pilates. Find it on YouTube! You can find weeks 1-3 on my YouTube page or in this post from last week.
The Pilates teaser is one of my favorite moves, because it really puts all the pieces together into one beautiful exercise. It targets all your powerhouse muscles, including your abdominals, spinal extensors, and hip flexors. It is a challenging move, and there are three variations of Teaser — moving just your arms (teaser I), moving... Continue Reading →
In each issue of Endurance News, Hammer Nutrition highlights some of the less conventional ways their nutritional fuels help people. From firefighters to farmers, Hammer Nutrition customers use their products far and wide to produce amazing results. Hammer’s “atypical athletes” show how smart fueling benefits others beyond cycling and running. This issue, they featured me!... Continue Reading →
I created this functional core workout for a New Balance Louisville workshop series. It takes Pilates principles and movements and brings them into a routine that will make you a better, stronger runner! Watch the video demo here — sorry, not the world's best video! You can also view my presentation notes here.
Ah, the humble foam roller. It can soothe tight calves and hamstrings, of course, but it is capable of so much more. Your foam roller is just waiting for your core to give it a chance! In my latest article for Salty Running , I share a few exercises that will challenge your core and make... Continue Reading →
First week of January is over. Three more to go. January is definitely Bertha’s favorite month — if you can log some decent mileage in January, your spring season is off to a good start. Just trying to press through and know there’s light — literally, more daylight — ahead. Monday: Easy 6 to recover... Continue Reading →
This week involved a lot of cold and dark runs, but a solid 50 mile week with three quality sessions. I’ve also been doing the Jasyoga Hit Reset Streak challenge, so I’ve been squeezing in little bits of yoga every day. Monday: Easy 7 miles early, 58 minutes. Tuesday: 10 miles, 79 minutes. The lone treadmill... Continue Reading →
Recovery week 2 post-Monumental Marathon. Last week I was still riding a bit of an emotional high from the race, but it faded this week and I probably got the rest I actually needed. Coach’s instructions were 3-4 runs of 3-6 miles for 10-18 miles total. Um … I was close. Monday: 4 miles... Continue Reading →
My body definitely feels like I put in a lot of miles this week but it seems kid of surreal at the same time. Like, how did that just happen? I hit 76.5 this week — by far the most mileage I’ve seen since probably fall 2009. There’s a large physical and emotional investment being... Continue Reading →