This blog is part of a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brings tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares one of her favorite strength excercises: lateral lunge with high knee hang. #trainingtiptuesday
"As runners we think we need to just go forward," Carrie explains, "but we also need to make sure we work our hips, our abductors, our adductors, and everything that's going to keep us safe while we're out on the road."
August is here, and that means it’s more important than ever to keep your family hydrated in the summer heat. But, maybe water is not your jam? Never fear! Our friends at MedExpress Urgent Care have seven other ways to help you and your family stay hydrated this time of year.
Before we dive in to how to stay hydrated, let's start with the basics. Why is hydration so important? "Whether you’re pedaling uphill in a spin class or going for a trail run, any activity that makes you break a sweat means you need to bump up the water intake. Why? Sweat is made almost completely of water, and it’s important to replace any of the fluids you are losing during your workout." Read more of the blog here.
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Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, certainly has experience with today's training tip: mental toughness. Mentally training for a race, workout or even daily life may be one of the hardest things to work on, but so critical. Listen in as Carrie shares several techniques she uses.
Our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares a tip today that is not just for fitness, but for life: positive thinking. Believe in yourself. Carrie knows well the negative thoughts that can creep in while training for a big goal. In the midst of a race, a workout or your day, the more you tell yourself you can do something, the more you'll make it happen. Watch now.