Here’s the thing. It’s summer in Minnesota and the effort it takes to get into the studio for a workout feels all the more challenging as we get exposed to warming temperatures and extra hours of sunshine. Sticking to your workout routine might not seem as tempting as it does when the temps are frigid, but training is training regardless of the season. If it matters to you in the dead of winter then it should hold the same value in the polar opposite climate. We sat down with coaches, John and Laura, to hear their take on summer training.
The idea of preparing for an fitness assessment by scaling back how much work we are doing in the days or weeks before is not a new thing. There’s a word for this, taper. Athletes perform the best when they front load the physical work and are able to prepare mentally and recover during the days leading up to an event. Read on about how we are tapering for TreadMighty.
We all know what it’s like to be working out and have our lungs be the limiting factor to our performance, whether it’s running on the tread or doing strength work on the floor. My legs might feel good, but if I can’t control my breathing, I’ve got to hop off the belt early or drop my weights before my set is over. That feeling is both frustrating and helpless. It’s a moment that occurs for all of us, but if we can make them few and far between, we feel better about heading into the gym, better during the workout, and leave feeling empowered for whatever comes next.
Pull ups are hard. But they are a very functional movement and one that if we just spend time on, we WILL be able to master. SOOO - we decided that July is the MONTH OF THE PULLUP!!! Make it your goal to have mastered at least one of those glorious movements by month's end. We are confident that if you follow these easy steps you'll get there.
What do you tell yourself everyday? What do you obsess over? What are you bad at? What do you need to get better at? What makes you feel inferior? The last two weeks have most definitely been a journey, some days easier than others. I didn’t go into the challenge with the expectation to have everything figured out by day 14 …
What I like about this challenge is that I forced myself to pick just one pattern to change, instead of trying to do all the things. Not every day is going to be perfect. Accepting this and knowing that change is difficult and intimidating is important. Choosing one small thing to make progress in and take action upon is one small step to something much larger in the grand scheme of life.
Happy Mother’s Day party people! As a household with two working parents and three amazing kids, life can sometimes (like actually most of the time) seem like chaos. It’s a beautiful chaos that I’d never in a million years trade for anything. I remind myself that if this is my “burden”, I’m infinitely blessed. There is one question that helps me sort it out though …
If you're just showing up, it isn't enough. That is true with most things in life. Showing up is certainly the first step to something that you're chasing - getting the promotion, landing the gig, getting more fit. But after that, if you really want it, you have to be intentional and specific about your desired outcome.
As the weather starts to get warm, (?) we hear the question from our runners all the time. How do I incorporate Fly Feet workouts into my race training? The answer to the question is tricky because it’s going to look different for every single person based on experience, history of injuries, race goals, schedules, and the list could go on. However, there is a general outline that we support and have found huge amounts of success in following.
Picture this, you’re in a race, running in a pack. All of a sudden someone breaks away. You find yourself wanting to go with that runner, but your legs will not move and you’re left in the dust. This month Stride will help you become more effective in your spring and summer races. Read on to learn how!
It sounds so nice to think of recovery as a retreat from all you’ve done over the last several days. I used to think that recovery days were days when I could abandon my training routine so that I could just give myself a rest. Now I understand that rest and recovery in terms of training and athletic performance actually means something very different.
We are talking about pure interval training. It is a very classic and grassroots way of training full of repeated, faster efforts to get an athlete stronger and more efficient. These workouts are all designed to encourage this amazing community to discover where your fitness is truly at and get you inspired to chase something better.