Athlete Guild

Running on Empty - Exercise as a mood-altering activity

As enthusiasts and active participants in a number of physically demanding sports, we are all aware of the obvious benefits of exercise: weight management, improvement in flexibility, stamina, coordination, and cognition, and as a bulwark against common diseases associated with the modern sedentary lifestyles. You’ve also likely experienced the sheer rush of endorphins that comes after an exhilarating round of exercise.

Where's My Time?!

We've been timing and managing races now for over 12 years and one of the biggest challenges and sources of frustration that we face is the inability to capture your race times 100% of the time.  It's disappointing to us when we discover that we've missed a time and it's certainly disappointing to you.  Most of the time we can recover it and get you into the results but it would be nice if it didn't happen in the first place.  Why do we have the issue?  I hope to help answer that in this short article and maybe we can together improve our results.

The Road to Recovery Starts with Proper Nutrition

It can happen to the best of us – through an unforeseen accident, overextension, or lack of proper stretching, we are left injured and temporarily unable to run. One very important step on the road to recovery is to maintain proper nutrition through healthful eating. In fact, we should practice these habits even when we’re healthy, so that our body has a reserve of vitamins and minerals from which to rejuvenate should injury occur.

Your body needs calories in order to heal

Tips to Keep Yourself Motivated to Run

It’s a common misconception that runners LIVE to run. Sure, there are some die-hards among us who live and breathe for the runners’ rush, but thousands of other runners need a little help to get moving — especially in these colder months. This post will outline a few easy (and not-so-easy) pointers to make it less painful to get up and out the door.

1. Prioritize Your Run.

Don’t Let Shin Splints Sideline You

As runners, we’ve all encountered the demobilizing pain of shin splints. While the medical condition known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is most common in newer runners, it can strike more experienced athletes too — especially as they take strides to advance distance or intensity. BMI and bone density also factor into the frequency and intensity of shin splints.

Let’s look at the causes of shin splints and what we can do to treat, or even avoid, being painfully sidelined.

What Are Shin Splints?

One Foot After the Other… Five Reasons to Get Up and Running

Getting started with running can be a daunting affair. While it may be tough at first for some people, those who add running to their regular exercise schedule will soon reap abundant benefits. Here is a brief list of the top five benefits of running. Once you’ve become a runner, we’re sure you’ll think of plenty more to add to this list.

1. Get Healthy

New Year New You: 5 Foundational Tips

What better way to kick off the new year than by getting a new hobby or brushing up on your current technique? 

There’s a reason why running is one of the most popular sports in the world. Consistent running strengthens muscles, improves heart health, lowers blood pressure, releases happy hormones, and is a great way to get plugged into the community or charity causes. 

12 Perfect Gifts for Runners

The holidays are a joyous, and stressful time. 

There are flights to catch, parties to attend, houses to clean, trees to trim, and gifts to buy. And while admittedly we can’t help you with many of these — we CAN assist you in finding the perfect gift for the runner in your life! Check out our top 12 picks below: 

Preparing for Cold Weather Running - 6 Ways to Suffer Less

There’s no doubt about it, winter is on its way here - but that doesn’t have to mean the end or even slowing of your outdoor training! Check out these cold-weather tips to stay comfortable and competitive all year long.