Seattle Athletic Club

Category Archives: Running


Recap: Scavenger Race 2015

Once again, we had SO. MUCH. FUN! A big thank you to everyone who participated in our second Adventure Race around Green lake on Friday, July 31st. Teams of two ran and explored all corners of the Green Lake area while challenged to solve clues, find checkpoints and perform dares.   A big thank you […]


Are you training in the right heart rate zone?

Exercise intensity is a critical component of effective training programs. To reach your goals and actually see results, you must start thinking about what it takes. Luckily this isn’t as hard as you may think. Many times people overlook the basics of training and end up wasting time in the gym, but focusing in on […]


Turn your walk in to a run

Walking is good exercise. It is great for stress relief, clearing your mind, burning calories and adds some resistance to your bones, which is important for osteoporosis prevention. If you are not currently exercising on a daily or weekly basis, it is recommended that you start walking 30-60 minutes 3 days per week. Walking pace […]


Reflecting on a Great Run… and What to do Next?

First off, congratulations to everyone that participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll half and full marathon! There was so much excitement, dedication and training leading up to this event. It seems like I knew more people running this year than in years past. Running the half or full for the first time, in honor of […]


Triathlon: Swim ∙ Bike ∙ Run

For some, just the thought of doing any one or more of these specific disciplines causes a fear response. I raced in my first sprint triathlon about nine years ago. For me, swimming was my achilles heel (think barge!) and a close second was running! I could swim to save my life, but that’s about […]


Is the Treadmill Taking Advantage of You?

Many people love to hold on to the treadmill while running or walking, and it is common to see a gym-goer clinging on for dear life when the treadmill is revolving at top speed! But what is this really doing for you and your progress? The answer is “not a lot.” In fact, it increases […]


FAT LOSS: Metabolism and Nutrition

We all know that to lose weight, we need to consume fewer calories than the ones we burn, or burn more than the ones we consume. How much of a caloric deficit should we create? This is where it gets “tricky”. Too many calories, too soon, could be disastrous. Especially when exercising is something we […]


Training to be the Perfect Athlete

When the word “athletic” comes to mind I envision an individual who is competent in all aspects of fitness (strength, flexibility, endurance, agility and coordination). Though excelling at all of these is a rare and difficult task, being competent in each of them builds an amazing foundation for a healthy and active life. On the […]


What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. Generally speaking it is pain in the lower back, glutes, leg and foot. The pain […]


Post Exercise Fueling

Just finished a hard training session with Captain “I said 10 more!” and now you are dog tired and hungry as a wolf. What do you re-fuel your body with, there are so many choices! The best thing to do is pick food higher in protein and fat and lower in carbohydrates and sugars especially. […]

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