Over Training
June 3, 2020

The Science Behind OTS

More and more research, literature and editorial articles continue to emerge about Over Training Syndrome (OTS). In some ways, it seems we are closer than ever to understanding how this condition develops and how we can confidently diagnose and treat it in struggling athletes. In other ways, it feels as…

Moderate exercise assists healthy immune system function, making it more robust.

Mike Wolfe ~ Owner, The Mountain Project
Defining Endurance
March 30, 2020

How We Define Ourselves

A Changed World On March 9, AWC held our inaugural event, Endurance Athlete Health & Wellness Workshop.The following week, all hell seemed to break loose as COVID-19 case counts sharply escalated in more states than just Washington. New Rochelle, NY was declared a hotspot. California’s case counts were escalating quickly.…
Fueling Endurance
March 1, 2020

Carb Loading and Glycogen Replenishment

Background When you eat carbohydrates, they are broken down in your digestive system into sugar molecules. These molecules circulate in your bloodstream and move in and out of your body’s cells as needed. When sugar (glucose) isn’t rapidly being converted into ATP molecules to facilitate muscle contractions--as we described in…
Fueling Endurance
February 18, 2020

The Pitfalls of “Making Weight”

Focus on Thinness The belief that “thinner is better” dominates many segments of the endurance athlete world. I believe we got to this place from a rather circuitous route, starting with how we, as humans, define “beauty.” The obsession with optimizing body physique pre-dates us all. That which is defined…
Defining Endurance
February 1, 2020

Defining Endurance

If you google “What is an endurance sport?” you will come up with a wide variety of results ranging from, ‘any activity performed at sub-maximal effort levels over a long period of time’ to ‘activities that include prolonged amounts of suffering’ to ‘quickly eating as many hotdogs as you can…