Posts by Susan

Up High, Down Low: Does Simulated Altitude Training Work?

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There’s a reason why Boulder, Flagstaff, and Mammoth Lakes are considered training meccas for endurance sports: the air up there is much sweeter! Many changes can come from living and training at altitude. With time spent at high elevations, the body will produce more red blood cells to try to …
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The 7 Training Mistakes You’re Making (and How to Fix ‘Em)

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Mistakes happen. God knows I’ve made my share of blunders, blubbers and gaffes as a runner. Most of them have led to temporary embarrassment, but some of them have led to injuries that halted my training for months. When I took to the weight room during my hiatus from running, I made a lot of …
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The Hair Down There: At-Home Options for Your Bikini Line

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If you're like me, summertime means pool time. Whether it's splashing around with your kids or logging laps for triathlon training, a sizable portion of your warm-weather wardrobe probably contains swimwear. And with swimwear, there are certain, uh, grooming issues to consider. Know what I'm sayin', …
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Fit Bottomed Tour: Active Adventures in New Zealand

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Ever have one of those vacations that was so fun, it required a vacation just to recover? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about, don't you? It's awesome when that happens. Recently, I was sent to New Zealand to cover an Ironman race in Taupo, on the North Island. Since Neil signed up for the …
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Getting PHIT With Track Star Brenda Martinez

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If you're like me, you spend a good chunk of change on your Fit Bottomed pursuits: gym memberships, race fees, equipment … the list (and that list's toll on my bank account) goes on and on. Can you imagine if those expenses were tax deductible? It'd be pretty rad, right? PHIT America is trying to …
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Blending Family & Fitness: Tips from The ‘Ultimate Soccer Mom’ Christie Rampone

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Christie Rampone is not your average soccer mom. When she shuttles her two young daughters, Riley and Reece, to soccer games and practices, there are three bags of gear --- one for Riley, one for Reece and one for mom. That's right --- Riley and Reece's mother is the Christie Rampone, captain of …
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A Fit Bottomed Tour of Phoenix

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We FBGs wanted to give readers a “Fit Bottomed Tour” of our towns, showing the fit and healthy places we love to frequent. Kind of like if you came to visit us from out of town—it would be all the places we’d show off! So without further ado, this one is from Susan! “But isn’t it hot …
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Moxie Cycling: Bringing Sexy (Biking) Back!

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Two-wheeled women of the world, rejoice! The days of frumpy unisex bike jerseys are over! Don’t get me wrong --- I love the traditional bike jersey, with its full-zip front, broad shoulders and fun, bold designs. But more often than not, my favorite designs only come in a men’s jersey, which I …
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