James Knott Sick In Bed with a Cold

The Bright Side of Getting Sick

One rule of thumb that I have read over and over again is about whether you should exercise when you are sick.  It goes something like this: If you get sick and it’s above the neck (runny or stuffy nose, sneezing or sore throat), then you can continue to train with caution, but an illness…

Mason Morgan, Owner of Westerville Bike Shop, rides his mountain bike in the snow at night

Dark Snowy Mountain Bike Death March

From time to time, athletes experience soreness.  I am sore today.  Not the good type of pain that happens when you have a killer workout, this is the kind of aching that happens when the slippery, snow-covered singletrack throws your shoulder into 26 different trees on one exhausting mountain bike ride. I had been wanting…

James Knott rides the spin bike in the basement.

Advantages of Morning Workouts

I’ve been waking up early – really early.  I’d say that my average wakeup time over the last two weeks has been between 4 and 5 a.m.  For some of you this won’t sound so bad, but for others, this will sound torturous.  It’s about 2 or 3 hours earlier than I was waking up…