2017 Sponsors

It might be a bit late, but it’s time for a shoutout for the 2017 Sponsors of Endurance Tourist. These are my favorite brands and it’s an honor to continue my relationship with them. I use them in training and in races and it’s my “Power-Up” mode for getting back on track with training and fitness. Timex Factory Team Being …

How To Be Mentally Marathon Tough

During my second attempt at the Comrades (Ultra) Marathon in South Africa I was convinced I was going to fail and DNF. In fact, by mile 13 of the 56 mile race I was finished. Despite traveling over 24 hours by air to arrive in Durban, South Africa, to participate in the World’s Largest Ultramarathon, I knew all my hard …

Why We Run: Death in the Desert

The desert is an unforgiving, remote, generally deadly part of the world infested with rattlesnakes, wild horses, wild donkey’s, jackrabbits, cactus, and other creatures that hate human beings. The environment itself tends to hate humanity, often reaching temperatures that not only boils eggs but brains, too. This is my backyard and where I run. The area I run in prohibits …

How to Make an Awesome Fitness Video

I like what +Melissa Bender is doing even though she showed me just how weak my core really is.. However, after doing the video this morning, I realized there are a few things all fitness vids really should have: 1) Music. Makes or breaks a workout vid IMHO 2) Audio. A mic is really important, as is post-audio cleanup. 3) Ideally, …

Are you planning to fail your marathon?

“You’re not going to win,” the wise old runner told me. “Just remember that.” I was at my very first marathon, on a dark and cloudless early morning in Hawaii before the race start, when I asked a nearby experienced runner if he might have some advice for me. “Stick to your plan,” he added. “Race as you trained and don’t …

Ready to up the ante on your workout intensity?

Today’s entry is brought to you by Alison Corcoran, owner of Goldilocks training. Recent studies have shown us runners and triathletes need to add cross-training to our routines. In fact, strength training is critical (particularly in the core) to avoid injury in the multi-sport athlete. If you’re a local to San Francisco, make sure to check out Alison’s outdoor boot …

Beginners Guide to Gear for Running

You’ve decided it’s time. The couch is no longer comfortable. Something inside you has finally snapped and you’ve decided it’s time to get out there and do something about all that extra fat that you’ve been carrying around. You’re ready to get out there and get fit. You’re ready to rumble. You’re ready to get started. You’re going to take …

Importance of Diet in Fitness

Today’s entry is brought to you by Karen Danish, LAP. Karen is a licensed acupuncture physician and a valued staff member at Anne Hermann MD, PA, a Tampa Acupuncture Clinic. She’s spot on in this article – fitness isn’t just diet or just exercise. It takes both to make your goals. I may exercise 7 hours in a day on my long bricks, but …

Ideas for Exercise While Travelling

This week’s article is brought to you by Mike Manning. As a pilot, keeping fit while spending your life on the road can be a challenge. It is not, however, an excuse not to exercise. There are a lot of options, from p90x to tons of crossfit ideas and gyms. Besides, exercising during a vacation or travel can keep the …

Core Exercises to Relieve or Prevent Back Pain

Today’s article is brought to you by Dr. David Kulla, a New York city Chiropractor. As an ultra-endurace athlete, I’ve struggled with back pain (mostly lower back pain) at various points throughout my training. I’ve visited massage therapists and chiropractors over the years. Dr. Kulla’s article on core strength training is spot-on, particularly as it relates to not resting too …

Effective Ways to Shred Calories

Numerous studies and reports have shown some of the most effective ways to shred calories. So what things can we do to shred those calories fastest and most efficiently in the least amount of time? That depends which study/website you check out on the web. But some things seem consistent across the studies. Take a look at our list below: