National Black Marathoners Association to Host Running Workshop in Little Rock

(From Media Release) National Black Marathoners Association to Host Running Workshop in Little Rock (Little Rock, Ark.) In an effort to increase ethnic minority running, officials with the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) announced today they are hosting a workshop on Nov. 11 in Little Rock, aimed at organizing ethnic running/walking clubs in Arkansas. The goal is to establish … [Read more...]

Finding Your Home

Just a few days ago, a client and long-time friend, asked me a really interesting question… “Hey Ben, how long have you been an endurance athlete?” As a coach slash physiologist slash nutritionist slash business owner, rarely are you provided the opportunity of time luxury to sit back and reflect on such questions, so it was with uncertainty did my immediate arithmetic (predicated on my first bike … [Read more...]

Hey…Coach! – The Road to Leadman, Part 5

"You’re better than you think you are.  You can do more than you think you can!”– Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Race series an imminent coach to all participants For most of us when we hear someone yell “Hey, coach” it takes us back to our early school days, a time when “Coach” was a title of respect and when our ideas and concepts of what a coach is were formed.  Coach told you what to … [Read more...]

Running in a Winter Runderland

Although it appeared winter came early with the ice and frigid temperatures, the first day of winter wasn't until December 21.  By that time the ice had receded, but it remained cold.  There were a few races on the calendar; many had been postponed from earlier in the month because of the inclement weather. From the middle of December to the end of January, there is somewhat of a slow period as … [Read more...]

You Better Start Doing It Right

"If you're going to cross, you'd better start doing it right." - Phil Collins (Dance on a Volcano) Cyclocross season is just around the corner. The Arkansas Super-Prestige Cyclocross Series begins with the Gearhead Cyclocross in Jonesboro on October 13th and then travels through central Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas, Russellville, Hot Springs and Veterans Park in Rogers, Arkansas on December … [Read more...]

But I’m not in good enough shape to play outside.

Playing outside can be as simple as going for a walk, riding a bike around the block or going for an easy paddle on a lake but sometimes we want to do more. We want to go for a run, ride a long distance or paddle down a river. Moving to this next level can require higher levels of fitness so we've worked up a partnership with the Little Rock Athletic Club to help you out. Four of their trainers … [Read more...]