All Articles by Anna Horsch: Page 4

Quadriplegic Athlete Trains for First Half Marathon

On July 31, 2011, the starting gun fired at an obstacle course race in Michigan, setting off the cheers of more than 40,000 racers. One of those racers was James Sa, a college student who was hyped to display his athletic prowess on the challenge ahead of him. A newcomer to the sport, he was […]

Brooks looking for regular-yet-superstar athletes

As you celebrate Global Running Day and the joys of running by lacing up to join thousands of like minded-runners around the globe, let yourself relish in what you’ve accomplished with your running and dream about where it can take you. Around the block, quality time with friends, good health, a start line, a finish […]

The 7 Most Critical Nutrients For Female Athletes

When it comes to men and women, there are many things that should be equal: rights, pay, share of airplane armrests. But, biologically speaking, women and men are different, particularly when it comes to hormones. While the nutrients men and women require may be the same or nearly the same, the reasons we need them […]

What To Look For In A GPS Running Watch

Your GPS running watch does a lot for you, but you shouldn’t settle for one that only tracks your distance. It needs to go the distance. Here’s what to look for in your next wrist-top running partner. Help with Your Form You just finished a training run, but something felt a little off. Did you […]

Meb’s Top Tips for Recovery

Meb’s top tips for Recovery Wear CEP compression socks after a workout to help speed up recovery What you put in your body affects what you get out of it – Nutrition is key to recovery Utilize various types of therapy after your workouts to maximize results and speed up recovery

Race Day – Triple Amputee Takes on His First 5K

Mike Atherton only had one goal on his mind: to run and finish the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas 5K. He’s been a lifelong athlete and runner—but unlike his fellow competitors, he is also a triple amputee. Mike lost both of his legs as well as his left arm in a tragic boating accident in […]

Meb’s Top Tips for Optimal Performance

In this video, Olympian and Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi shares his top tips for optimal performance, which include the following: Wear CEP compression socks for maximum efficiency during a workout, without compromising comfort. Train at altitude, which can help your blood and muscles use oxygen more efficiently. Practice core strengthening—this should be an important part […]

Triple Amputee Trains For His First 5K

After not running for nearly eight years, Mike Atherton decided he wanted to try running again. Like most runners who take time off, he knew getting back his stride wouldn’t be easy. This would be especially challenging for Mike, though: he hadn’t tried running since the amputation of his legs and left arm in 2009. […]

Tart Me Up!

Start using more Montmorency tart cherries—either juice, concentrate, dried or frozen. Studies have shown Montmorency tart cherry juice may help reduce strength loss and aid recovery after extensive exercise so you can get more out of your workout. Check out these easy recipes to try yourself! Summary Total Time: 15 minutes Prep: 5 minutes Cook: […]