TWRW Podcast 002: Conversation with Justin Ricks

In this edition of the Train Well Race Well podcast I sit down with Justin Ricks of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Justin has run 2:22 for a road marathon but his main focus has been in the trail running scene.  A few of the things we touch on include… His beginnings as a runner and the […]

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TWRW Podcast 001: Conversation with Peter Maksimow

Peter Maksimow

In this edition of the Train Well Race Well podcast I had the opportunity to sit down with Peter Maksimow of Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Besides being one of the most colorful runners I know, Peter is one of the top Mountain/Trail runners in the country with multiple Top 10 finishes at prestigious races like the […]

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6 Running Tips to Help You Run Faster and More Consistently This Year

5k race times

Do you want to run faster and more consistently this year?  I know I do!  It has taken me a while to become more consistent with my running.  I have ran for exercise for 20+ years, but haven’t seen tons of improvement over the years. Until now. With CJ’s coaching and my willingness to be […]

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Giveaway: Win a FREE Month of Private Coaching

Win Private Coaching Running

  To kick off 2014 and help you get the most out of your running,  I wanted to offer a giveaway.  One lucky runner will win 30 days of private coaching with me for free ($147 value). This includes: Individual customized training plan based on your running background Weekly 30 minute call via phone or Skype  (Skype will […]

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Recap of the USATF Club Nationals 2013 XC

CJ Hitz Club Nationals

This year I had the wonderful privilege of being invited to compete with the BRC/Adidas masters club from Colorado at the  USATF Club Nationals 2013 in Bend, Oregon. It didn’t take much twisting of the arm since I grew up in Oregon and love getting back there to visit family whenever possible. As I turned […]

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3 Holiday Tips to Keep You Running Strong!

Holiday Tips For Runners

I hope this finds you running well as we move into the Winter!  Here are 3 holiday tips to keep you healthy as we move into the holiday season… 1.) Load up on fruit & veggies – as we move closer to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, it’s very easy to increase our sugar intake […]

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Are All Protein Powders The Same?

Through the years, I’ve tried many different brands and varieties of protein powders for my smoothies.  I’ve found that many brands are simply selling cans of trash in terms of ingredients and what they do for our bodies.  At the same time, the companies that produce these “trash cans” have elaborate marketing campaigns and fancy […]

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