Author Archives: slkeene

3 Tips for Adding Distance to Your Swim

lap swim

One of the questions I received recently was from a long distance runner looking to branch out to swimming. While I’m not a spectacular swimmer myself, these are three things that anyone can use to add some distance to their swim sets: Focus on your form: whether that means joining a master’s swim group or […]

Gold Standard 100% Whey [Review]

gold standard protein

One piece of advice I wish I had been given sooner was to “eat more protein.” Twenty years ago, conversations about protein just didn’t happen the way they do today (even Cheerios talks about the grams of protein they have ON THE BOX!). Of course, there are a lot of things that have protein in […]

June: WE HIT 100!

beach run

WE HIT 100!!! Training aside, #CrushItZone hit 100 uses on Instagram! This is absolutely unreal to me and I am continually inspired by everyone out there making it happen, day in and day out. It’s so cool to read about new PR’s, tough days, long hours and rebuilding from injuries. Somehow all that makes my […]

Kinetic Road Machine Trainer [Review]

kinetic road machine

In Florida, I was spoiled. A dedicated trail system that ran without automotive interruption for 20 miles was just outside my front door. It was wide, freshly paved and humid as hell! Upon relocating to Los Angeles, I knew that there would be plenty of amazingly scenic mountain roads to conquer and yet something nagged […]

Triwonder Hydration Pack [Review]

triwonder hydration pack

As I started to extend my runs, hydration and fueling became a challenge in need of solving. In particular it was finding the best way to transport my fuel so that I could focus my energy on enjoying the adventure. There are lots of options from belts, to hand grips to backpacks and for me […]

Las Virgenes Wipe Out

wipe out

Today started off like any other trail run and was going really well, until it wasn’t…a momentary lapse in concentration left me sprawling down a hill, phones and water flying through the air! A couple bumps and bruises but overall it could’ve been worse! You can actually see the drop in my pace before I […]