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How HIIT Changed My Life

by Alexandra Schultz Hello to you, busy mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, college student, or whoever has taken the time to read this blog article. My name is Alexandra and I am a coach for CutThroat Athletics, home of CutThroat CrossFit. I wanted to take a moment to talk to you on a personal level about why I am such a proponent for high intensity interval training (or HIIT) and how it completely changed my life. A little bit of a backstory on me, starting from 16 on I was in and out of the hospital, I got diagnosed early on with Celiacs disease (back when no one knew [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments

DOs and DONT’s for Race Day

by Ashlee Barrow Race day is full of excitement...and some butterflies. The day you’ve been training for is here, so here are some tips to ensure a stress free race. DON’T try new supplements on race day If you think you will eat an energy gel or chew during your race, try it out during the weeks of training. The last thing you want is an upset stomach on race day due to trying a gel for the first time. This goes for pre-run meals and snacks as well. DO limit your liquids Is hydration important? ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY! But to limit pit stops on your run, avoid chugging water [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments

4 Reasons Distance Runners Need Speed Training

by Ashlee Barrow Speed work is a key part of a well rounded running program. What is it you ask? It is not just sprints or track workouts. Speed work can be a variety of specific workouts that improve the metabolic systems of the body. Let’s take a look at a few benefits: Run Faster Who doesn’t want to be faster? Regardless of the distance, many runners have a goal time in mind. Speed work allows athletes to activate slow twitch muscles along with intermediate muscle fibers which leads to an increase in aerobic capacity. Prevent Injuries and Become a Stronger Runner Speed work helps strengthen running muscles [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments