Top 10 Must Dos on Race Day

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You know where the best running advice comes from? Those who have done it. People like your friends and the pros who have done the races, racked up the miles, hit the wall, gotten injured, bounced back and done everything in between. And the new book Hal Koerner's Field Guide to …
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Mountain Climbing: What Beginners Should Expect

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Have you been reading all of Kate's amazing hiking posts and getting inspired to find a challenging peak of your own to summit? Fantastic! Enthusiasm and determination are two tools you'll need to achieve your goals, but to find out what else you'll need to do (and what you should expect as you …
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She Trains Religiously: Meet Sister Madonna, the ‘Iron Nun’

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If you're looking at your 20s or 30s in the rear view mirror and thinking you're getting a little too old to try something new and athletically challenging, there's someone you need to meet: Sister Madonna Buder, also known as the Iron Nun. She was recently inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame …
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Ready for Your Big Race? Tips to FBG-ify Your Experience

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There are races, and then there are races. You know what I mean. Some of them, you show up that morning to register, pin on your bib as you sidle over to the starting line and do your thing. No sweat, no big deal. It's not stressful, but it's also not necessarily all that memorable. Others, you …
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Workout I Did: Quick Upper Body Circuit

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As I write this update, the new addition to my family is one month old. I just had my follow-up postpartum appointment with my doctor, and while I didn't get the total "all clear" to exercise due to some residual shooting thigh and pelvic pain that's leftover from pregnancy, I'm going to slowly …
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Tips for Your First Hot Yoga Class

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For a self-described “fit chick” with an adventurous streak, I am almost embarrassed to admit that I only tried my first hot yoga class this past summer after a friend of mine cajoled me for over a year to give it a go. I had heard all kinds of scary stories about skeevy instructors, …
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Body-Weight Training: Alternatives to Your Fave Gym Exercises

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Body-weight training is one of our fave ways to get and stay fit. First of all, body-weight training pretty much negates the excuse that you need to have a gym membership to get fit. Second, it makes you feel like a bad-ass (I got strong lifting myself!). Third, it's highly functional (no weirdo …
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