Category Archives: Training

2015 ZOOMA Napa Valley Training Kick Off

March 20, 2015

  Who doesn’t like a party? Let’s start your training off on the right foot with a training kick off party.  Join us to kick off the training season for ZOOMA Napa Valley! Meet your ambassadors, grab great swag from … Continue reading

Strength exercises for runners

February 19, 2013

Hi, my name James Cotter (husband to Ambassador Lindsay Cotter) and I’m a pro triathlete residing in Austin, TX. I’m here to talk about a few strengths exercises that are important to incorporate into your weekly running program. I say … Continue reading

Running Together

June 11, 2012

 Although my training schedule often forces me to run alone, some of my favorite runs have been with running partners. When you are training for a longer distance, whether it’s a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, the time goes a … Continue reading

Trek Women & Mellow Johnny’s Demo Rides

March 12, 2012

Interested in using cycling for your cross training needs, but don’t know where to start? Join Mellow Johnny’s and Trek Bicycles for a great day of demo rides! This event, which is hosted by Trek Demo Tour and Mellow Johnny’s … Continue reading

Race Day Countdown

April 14, 2011

At the risk of sounding like a cheesy soundtrack, when you’re in the last week of training, this is it: the final countdown. You’ve done the hard work, and now your body is primed to get this party started. Optimize … Continue reading

A Pre-Race Moment to Reflect

April 12, 2011

Training is almost over, you’re in the middle in the taper, and you’re filled with restless excitement for race day. Which, on one hand, is a great thing: You can stay up to watch Chelsea Handler without feeling guilty. On … Continue reading

Get a Mantra

April 2, 2011

Training for a half-marathon—or any race—gives you a lot of time to listen to the mind-monkeys. The ones that remind you to pick up the dry cleaning; buy eggs, bread, baby wipes, and 409; call back your sister-in-law; and tell … Continue reading

Treating Your Tootsies Right

March 30, 2011

It’s easy to worry about about how much your quads or calves will be taxed on race day, but don’ t overlook your hardworking dogs; in a half-marathon, your feet hit the ground at least 20,000 times. After all your … Continue reading

Project Runway

March 21, 2011

Although having a clothing crisis weeks before the race may seem a bit melodramatic, giving your race-day outfit some thought now will pay off later. (Read: Your non-red, non-angry thighs that haven’t been rubbing together for 13.1 miles will graciously … Continue reading

Beating the Mid-Cycle Blahs

March 12, 2011

Ask the second of three children, a 20-week pregnant woman, the filling of an Oreo: The middle is a tough place to be. A training plan is no exception. You’ve come so far—if you’re half-marathon bound, you can now run … Continue reading

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