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Dispatches from 10,000+ Feet: Altitude Adjustment

How to handle the air up here (or, rather, the lack thereof)? That's the most frequently asked question when it comes to tackling the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Race Series events. We asked flatlanders who have raced in Leadville multiple…

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Rest and Recovery: How To

by Heidi Wachter Recovery days: You know they're necessary, but how can you ensure you reap all the benefits? Check out our tips for not messing it up.  What should I do on my recovery days? Everyone’s ideal recovery (or…

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Training While Fasting: Helpful or Harmful?

By Brooke Schohl, MS, RD, CSSD, METS Level II  You may have heard about the trend of approaching a training session while fasting to encourage the body to use fat more efficiently for fuel, but is this option right for…

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Preventing Shin Splints

By Yael Grauer Ever been afflicted with nagging pain on the front of your shinbone? Check out these three simple exercises for preventing shin splints from pro Ultramarathoner and running coach Francesa Conte, PhD. Shin splints, or medial tibial stress…

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Dispatches from Columbine — Long Live Long Rides

By Dave Wiens Long live long rides. The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) coined this phrase somewhere along the way, and it’s the soul of riding for many riders. There’s nothing like the experience of laying down a long, epic…

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