Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cycle Down Dog

Here is a new concept - combining yoga with TRX and spin.
This is the product of a couple in West Des Moines, Iowa that's opened a new gym called Cycle Down Dog.  Check out this article from the Des Moines Register that discusses their unique fitness concept.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Failures In A Race

Here are the stories of 12 racers and their epic fails during the course of an event.
Learn how you can work around these types of problems - falling on your bike, unnecessary pit stops and dehydration -- to name a few.  Take a look at this post from

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beecher’s Kale and Brown Rice Gratin

I love Kristin Porter's Iowa Girl Eats blog.
This blog features some great tasting, healthy recipes as well as helpful fitness information.

Check out this for a beecher's kale and rice gratin recipe she recently posted.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jump Rope?

I don't think I have ever written about jump roping.  It's a great exercise that shouldn't be taken for granted. 
Jump rope is a fabulous "old school" cardio workout.  Check out this routine from the Fit Moms Blog.  You will be "hopping" in no time.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Week Of Workouts

Here is a great week of workouts from the Carrots N Cake blog.
This post features crossfit workouts as well as some other cardio activities.  I am going to take a summer break from blogging.  We will back soon.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Don't Forget Recovery

If you are in the middle of getting ready for some races, don't forget your recovery.

This post from the Jess Runs blog highlights some great post-run recovery activities. She uses stretching and rollers to help recover from runs.  Rest and yoga are also helpful recovery tools in the middle of training season.
Make sure to give yourself plenty of recovery . . . and avoid injuries.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Speed Rules

At this point in race season, building up speed is important.
Here are some training tips from triathlon coach Matt Fitzgerald about incorporating speed workouts into your routine.