Coach Jill Becker
We all have been dealt an injury,nag,surgery or setback in some shape or form throughout our life. I had a freak accident that cut my Achilles tendon at a young age that shaped my path to the Leadville race series. The one thing that has got me where I am today is my mindset.
Whether you are racing one of the Leadville race series races or preparing for another race. Some of the key ingredients to getting to that finish line is listening to your body throughout your training cycles. Keeping your easy days easy and your hard days hard. Addressing, strengthening, and stretching the...more
Jon Clinthorne PhD
About the Event
2022 Life Time Foundation Athletes are invited to join Boundless coach Jon Clinthorne for a 30-minute presentation on nutrition for endurance athletes. Topics will include both training nutrition, i.e. what to eat over the long haul to get your body in shape, as well as performance nutrition, i.e. what do eat immediately prior to and during ultra distance events. Expect a 15-minute presentation, followed by a 15 minutes question and answer period.
Jonathan (Jon) Clinthorne is an ultraendurance athlete with a...more
Jay Friedman MD
“I’ve run a few half marathons and a couple of marathons, and I want to run an ultramarathon, but I’m not sure how to train for it. What do I do?”
Man, if I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked that question…I could probably buy an energy gel. Maybe two! Truly, though, trying to build out a training plan to tackle a new race distance or format can be daunting. The good news is, there’s no right approach. There are many different ways to conceptualize training, and as long as your approach is thoughtful and specific to your own needs, you stand a good chance of success....more
Wowza! It's hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. Hope Pass may still be buried under a blanket of snow, but before we know it, the trailhead will be packed with buckle-hopefuls every weekend until the race has come and gone.
As summer quickly approaches, so does the 2022 Leadville Run Camp, where athletes cover the course over three days in thirteen, twenty-four, and twenty-mile runs. All above 10,000 feet and all with significant elevation change. For some, it is the only opportunity athletes have to see the course and to run at altitude...more
Jon Clinthorne PhD
As a nutritionist, “what should I be eating?” is a question I get on a weekly basis from folks looking for nutrition advice. Ultimately, I hate trying to meal plan for people as I honestly don’t know what you want to eat. Rather, I think there are some staple foods that all endurance athletes should have in their pantry or fridge, and these should be incorporated into their diet on a daily basis. Below are 5 of my favorite foods that I think all endurance athletes should be eating on a regular basis.
1) Sources of Omega 3’s: Stock your pantry or fridge with sardines, tuna, canned...more
Coach Jay Friedman MD
We’re still six months away from the rifle blast signaling the start of the Leadville 100 mile trail run, so it may seem a little too soon to be making a bunch of decisions about gear. But in reality, this is the perfect time to start thinking about what equipment you’ll need in August in Colorado. Any ultra runner worth their salt tablets will tell you that the biggest mistake you can make in a hundred—aside from starting too fast and, obviously, accidentally running the race in wooden clogs—is trying out a new piece of gear for the first time on race day. As training starts to ramp...more
Coach Kathy Pidcock
We have all made Resolutions or Promises starting a New Year. Goals are good, SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Frame for completing) goals are better and moderation in deciding what our goals will be for the new year is best.
The holidays are fun but can leave us feeling as if we ate our weight in desserts or not so good food. We may have been distracted with family gatherings and didn’t get all of our planned work outs in which may leave us feeling frumpy. The new year can give us that shiny new feeling of here I come 2022!
Start your new year with a...more
Just been reflecting a bit more on Leadville now that it's been almost 3 months since crossing that finish line... as I mentioned this morning, I just wanted to share with you how grateful I am for you guiding me through the training and then the race.
I know that everyone says that running the Leadville 100 will be a life changing experience, and before you do it you really wonder "how?" I've done a lot of cool things in my life that I am super grateful for. How will this be different? But it is. It stands alone as one of the single most life changing experiences I have...more
Jill Becker and Derrick McBride CSCS
When training for an Ultra event the probability of getting an overuse injury is very high. Your number one priority through any training program is to show up to the start line healthy. Taking a proactive approach to your preventing overuse injuries is key. Below you will find some quick tips from Coach Jill Becker.
- Warming up is key: Warmup drills- Moving hamstring stretch, moving quad stretch, hip circles, donkey kicks etc.
- Base miles- Building the foundation
- Incorporating cross training, especially if coming back from an injury to build your engine without...
Jason Friedman MD
As I trundled through the beautiful autumnal landscape on my trail run today, the cool breeze reminded me that winter’s chill is right around the corner. This time of year, hiking up Hope Pass under a blazing sun seems a long way off. But Leadville and the rest of our summer goal races will be here before we know it. What can we do now to help ensure that we get the most out of those highly anticipated adventures? Here are a few suggestions on how best to approach winter/off-season training.
1. Take a break. If you’ve been training steadily for an extended...more
Jonathan Clinthorne PHD
Limiting GI Distress - Low FODMAP diets
Low FODMAP diets
Basic Application and Thoughts on Race Circumstances
Huh? Fogmaps? Frogmats? Whaaa???
Stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.
These are an otherwise unrelated group of carbohydrates that have a short chain length and can be fermented in the small intestine or colon and are thought to contribute to IBS in many individuals.