Making an (Almost) Champion

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary on Mar 17, 2016

Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. Similarly, they are told with emphatic confidence that they can be anything they imagine, and they can be the best. While it is important to encourage every youngster to dream and pursue goals, it is also false that every one of us will become legendary figures of greatness. Many pundits will have you think uniform […]

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Sleep! It’s Good for You!

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Oct 3, 2014 homer

The internet is bustling with articles and news flashes about the grand importance of sleep, and how without it we experience shrinking hippocampi (which leads to impaired memory), weakened immune system, depression, irritability, digestive issues, along with other deleterious consequences. In a world that is so connected, so buzzing with information, this need for sleep is becoming more desperate yet much more impossible to accomplish. Access to entertainment […]

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Woodside Ramble 50K – Trail Jealousy

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Race Report on May 9, 2013 Woodside Ramble

Woodside Ramble 50K – Trail Jealousy Luke Garten I had the pleasure of running the Woodside Ramble 50k on a beautiful spring day last weekend. It was yet another great race put on by Inside Trail Racing. This is the second time I have been able to come to these great trails to race. The first time was in January of 2012 where I ran the Crystal Springs […]

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Sprint Without Sloshing and Trot Without the Trots

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 22, 2013

There are many discomforts a runner can experience during training and racing. Usually it involves the gastrointestinal system, and sometimes, it can be quite embarrassing. Most of us have encountered some form of GI distress during a run and have taken steps to remedy the cause so we don’t have another discomfiting moment. The cause and remedy are often evident, nevertheless, there are conditions we experience so often […]

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Stretching and Injury Prevention

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 20, 2013

After hours of sleep or sitting at a desk, the most common action upon standing is to stretch. The muscles are relaxed and have experienced decreased blood flow as there is less demand for strong circulation while immobile. Stretching helps to stimulate circulation and bring newly oxygenated blood to the tissues. The heart rate increases and we take a deep inhalation filling up our lungs, moving in just […]

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