Category "Recovery + Performance Tips"

Stephanie Howe: Fantasizing & Reflecting

Stephanie Howe: Fantasizing & Reflecting

Fantasizing & Reflecting  by: Stephanie Howe, Recharge Athlete ! Related Articles: How to Bounce Back After Injury or Disappointment Why a Balanced Diet is Important for Athletes Sports Nutrition and Endurance Coaching with Stephanie Howe Western States 100 Endurance Training How to Fall in Love with your Sport (Again)   [...]

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Warmups: Dynamic versus Static Stretching

Warmups: Dynamic versus Static Stretching

Static stretching has long been the warmup routine for athletes, but could this be actually hurting your performance? Dr. Kara Witzke, head professor of the kinesiology department at OSU-Cascades, gave a seminar at Recharge last week where she discussed this important aspect of training using the latest research to explain [...]

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Allison Grace Morgan: From Grace to Power

Allison Grace Morgan: From Grace to Power

Allison Grace Morgan, Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon and 10,000m and recent addition to our Bend running community, shares her journey to find strength...   A wise coach of mine at ZAP Fitness, Pete Rea, once said that I needed to take the “Grace” out of Grace, and become a [...]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Multisport athletes definitely know a thing or two about balancing training, intensity, and goals while focusing on honing their fitness in the water, on the bike, as well as on the roads. For this week's blog, Recharge's triathlete and recovery specialist, Jake McDonald, shares insight from his own training and [...]

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Pump The Brakes: Why Training Breaks Are Important

Pump The Brakes: Why Training Breaks Are Important

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Overcoming Training Fatigue and Burnout

Overcoming Training Fatigue and Burnout

Watching your workouts take a nose-dive as the season progresses, feeling overly fatigued and dreading each workout because of the toll it starts to take on your body is mentally crushing. Burnout can happen to anyone…the big question is whether you are able to turn it around and start feeling like there [...]

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How To Fall In Love With Your Sport (Again)

How To Fall In Love With Your Sport (Again)

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Approaches to Challenge and Self Imposed Limits

Approaches to Challenge and Self Imposed Limits

This week we share a special guest post from one of our members, Bob Kuehn. Characterized by Garmin as a "lifetime athlete", Bob has a vast background in sports and exercise science from which to draw as he continues his journey as an sports enthusiast.   “I don’t know that I [...]

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Yoga for Trail Runners and Hikers

Yoga for Trail Runners and Hikers

"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir We love playing on Central Oregon trails, and find ourselves out exploring even more in the summer when the snow is gone and the sunshine is abundant. With the USA Mountain Running Championships just around the corner, and many weeks of [...]

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Strength Training: Improve Power, Efficiency, and Health

Strength Training: Improve Power, Efficiency, and Health

Recharge's strength and conditioning coaches and Focus's physical therapists teamed up to give an amazing presentation last week on why strength training is so important for endurance athletes in order to improve power, efficiency, and health.  Endurance athletes need to do more than just run, ride or swim. Strength training can help eliminate [...]

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