Facing a Long Distance Challenge With The North Face

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The North Face for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Just the other day, I was talking to someone who was just getting started with her running journey. She was struggling a bit with the idea of …
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Triathlon: What I Save on vs. What I Splurge on

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For this Question of the Week, we're asking some of the FBGs: What do you splurge on and where do you save when it comes to fitness? See Susan's answer below! As a general rule, I like to keep things on the thrifty side when it comes to Ironman triathlon. The sport isn't a cheap one, but it …
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A Triathlon Three-peat: TriRock Clearwater Race Recap

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As much as I love trying something new with races --- challenging myself with a new distance or visiting a cool location --- I also accept that there's something to be said for returning to the same race year after year. I mean, it's really difficult to compare one triathlon to another. A downriver …
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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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A Few Bumps in My Phoenix Summit Challenge Training …

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Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series is back today with a training update on the Phoenix Summit Challenge! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and tri-athlete in training. So, you might remember that I’ve been training for the Phoenix …
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What Deena Kastor Will Eat Before the New York City Marathon — and Her Goal!

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When you think of elite runners who inspire, it's pretty impossible not to think of Deena Kastor. After all, she is basically a running legend. She claims the two fastest half-marathon performances by an American woman and the two fastest marathons by an American woman, plus she’s an Olympic …
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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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