Running'S ARCHIVE

  • Training for Speed

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Running, Strength Training | on October 14, 2018

    Do sprints really make you run faster? Let’s start at the beginning.  The body is made of of two basic types of muscles, slow twitch and fast twitch.  Slow twitch muscle fibers are more efficient at using oxygen to generate fuel for continuous, extended muscle contractions over a long time. They fire more slowly than […]

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  • This is Me!

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on September 30, 2018

    New years, new weeks, new fitness fads challenge us to overhaul our lives to be the person society has told us we should be.  New challenges are a good thing, but a total life overhaul all at once is not and here is why. You should make peace with who you are, then try to […]

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  • Exercise Induced Iron Deficiency

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training | on October 25, 2015

    We all know that a healthy well balanced diet is important for athletic performance. As we increase our exercise we put stresses on our bodies that can lead to an increase in your daily nutritional needs. The one that most people have heard of is increasing carbohydrates when distance running aka “carbo-loading” or “carbing up.” […]

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  • Summer Newsletter

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Running, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on July 1, 2014

    Newsletter Summer 2014   Time for a Little R&R As we head into the dog days of summer I wanted to talk about the importance of rest! Many common sports related injuries can be traced back to improper training. Rest, particularly between strength training sessions, is vital to muscle recovery and building strength. When strength […]

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