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Gritty Not Pretty: I Conquered the Phoenix Summit Challenge

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Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series is back with her Phoenix Summit Challenge recap --- she did it! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and tri-athlete in training. It’s been three days since I hiked to four Summits in Phoenix --- and my …
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7 Essential CrossFit Workouts

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Although I don't go to a CrossFit gym, I've done my fair share of CrossFit workouts over the last few years. And while there are a lot of great benchmark ones out there, there are the seven CrossFit workouts that I've done time and time again that always leave me maxed out, sweaty and feeling like, …
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Workout I Did: Fast/Slow, Up/Down

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Two things can up the ante in your workouts: adding faster intervals and adding incline of some sort. When you do both in one cardio workout? Well, it makes for one kick-ass sweat session! This 25-minute cardio workout can be done whether you're inside on a treadmill or outside with a hill or stairs …
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Workout I Did: Cardio Push Workout

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Looking for a good cardio workout that gets your heart rate up but also works your core and your upper-body in kind of a sneaky way? Yep, that's the workout I just did at The Fit Pit --- and I'm sharing it today! Now, for this --- what I'm calling the "Cardio Push Workout" --- I had to make some …
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Top 10 Must Don’ts on Race Day

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Like we said yesterday, ultrarunner Hal Koerner knows his stuff. And we're big fans of his new book Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning. So naturally we're pumped to share his race knowledge. Yesterday he shared his top 10 dos for race day, and today we're got his top don'ts for race day from …
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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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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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My Favorite Fitness Hack: Give It 10

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They say the only workout you regret is the one you didn't do, and I try hard to live my life without regret. Still, that doesn't mean that hitting the gym (or the pool, or the bike --- whatever) with a vengeance on the daily comes naturally. When I'm having a blah day, I'm often unclear as to …
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How to Lift Heavier By Changing Your Mindset — in Just One Workout

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It's Fit Bottomed Hack Week! And in honor, each FBG is sharing her fave health hack! Get all the fitness hacks here!  Hack, hack, hack. Now that it's Fit Bottomed Hack Week, it seems like everywhere I go I'm constantly brainstorming fun hacks or someone gives me a tip and I'm all, hey, that's a …
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