You’ve just completed your hill repeats. The workout went great, confidence is at an all time high, and you can’t wait to crush the next one. However, the next day you wake up and you’re stiff as a board. Your quads ache, your calves scream; you’re wondering what you did to deserve this torment.
Post-run nutrition is essential, but the choice of a recovery drink can be overwhelming. From water to Gatorade to Pedialyte, each liquid has its benefits and varies in popularity within the running community. Most runners have their favorites, but if you're still looking check this out: chocolate milk has made the recovery drink list! This may sound a little strange at first, but it’s basically a liquid carbohydrate.
Training is beginning to pick up as marathon season fast approaches! Runners are physically preparing to run farther than ever before or conquer personal bests from years past. An absurd amount of time is being spent replenishing nutrients lost in sweat during the summer heat. Foam rollers are being worn out from the constant need to loosen tight muscles or even the dreaded IT Band. But at some point on race day, your mind is going to question your physical limits. No matter the miles run, fluids consumed, or muscles foam rolled, you will have to be ready mentally. So what are you doing to prepare mentally?
Not many people realize that running actually involves all of your organs, not just your muscles!
For one organ to function correctly, it needs the other organs to work correctly.Kidneys are responsible for filtering waste out of your blood.
We've all been there. You ran a little too far, ran on tired legs, wore heels for too long after a long run. Nothing a few Advil can't fix, right? It's becoming more and more common to reach for the Advil when something hurts, especially during marathon training. But for those of us running long distances, what are we doing to our body’s ability to recover?
Lower back pain is said to affect up to 80% of the population at some point in their lives. In other words, it’s very common in the general population and it’s very common at Custom Performance!
Does changing your foot strike pattern really matter? Barefoot running has been getting a lot of attention the past few years as a way to decrease running injuries.
Triathlon season is upon us and one of the biggest decisions a triathlete has to make is related to finding the right wetsuit. Wetsuits can provide buoyancy and make you more streamline, especially if you are not a strong swimmer but a poor fitting wetsuit can actually put you at a disadvantage.