Author Archives: Blonde Runner
I have just discovered another great product that I wanted to share with you. I’ve been searching for something with a little more substance (thicker) for use in my running and cycling shoes during short course triathlons that can protect my barefeet from chaffing/blisters and I think I have found it. I’ve always been a [...]
Yes, it’s a dirty, filthy word and I really don’t like to be negative but sometimes things need to be said. I am disturbed by some of the images and praise I see from so-called “hard core” athletes and parents out there. Things like how proud they are of their child for throwing up at [...]
For years I have been teaching a nutrition principle that I like to call the 90/10 rule. The rule is simple but is designed to help people achieve balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle over a long period of time.
90 percent of the time
you need to eat for fuel
& 10 percent for fun
I would define [...]
You’ve all been there, bouncing along the road running with your music going and your earbud bounces right out of your ear. It’s irritating to keep having to put them back in and missing some of your favorite lyrics. I’ve tried many different ones but they all end in the same result, frustration. I am [...]
I love to see efforts like this to help clean up the cycling world. Check out this new anti-doping Race Clean program put out by USA Cycling. Read more
~ Coach Lora Erickson
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa (Keen-wah) is often considered a “grain” or “seed” from South America and is quickly becoming more popular in America. Quinoa is very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes and is packed with high quality protein/amino acids as well as other important nutrients like iron. Despite its higher carbohydrate [...]
This was a indoor track meet I ran in college (I was running for Utah State University at the time). Probably one of my most memorable races for me with a first place finish (I am leading the pack in the inside lane in this photo). I remember the sound and feel of that banked [...]
The Importance of Cellular Hydration & Electrolytes
By Coach Lora Erickson, BlondeRunner.com
Winter is often the time of year when proper hydration is neglected and dehydration is common. There are many reasons for this. The majority of the body’s water is lost through breathing, so living in Northern Utah where the air is cold and dry [...]
This book and photo journal follows professional athlete Craig “Crowie” Alexander on his journey through a history making 2011 season where he broke a 15-year course record to win his third Ironman World Championships and pulled a “double” win taking the 70.3 World Championships in the same year. This is an amazing accomplishment. Craig Alexander, [...]
Rock on! I just received a shipment of videos from Endurance Films. I am super excited to get to view their Rides videos. Wa-hoo! Winter will be in Utah before you know it. Thanks Endurance Films!