10 Things to Know About the Phoenix Summit Challenge — Are You Ready?

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First, she spilled all the details of hiking Havasu Falls, and now Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series shares the awesome details of her next epic hiking adventure — the Phoenix Summit Challenge! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and …
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Seventy Point (Freaking) Three: IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Race Recap

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Math isn't necessarily my strong suit, but over the last few weeks, a few numbers have been driven solidly into my brain --- 1.2, 56 and 13.1 --- all of which add up to the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta distance of 70.3 miles. The race, which was my first half Ironman distance triathlon, took …
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Ironman Augusta 70.3 Update: Two More Months!

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You want numbers? Oh, I've got numbers. Swim: 1.2 miles Bike: 56 miles Run 13.1 miles Weeks until race day: 8 Butterflies in my stomach: 900 million and climbing I've been training for the intermedix Ironman Augusta 70.3 more or less since early spring, but due to a bunch of …
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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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Meg on the Run: Sticking With It

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Meg ran her half marathon but has she met her ultimate goal of sticking with it? Find out in this latest installment from our Meg on the Run series!  The first time I ran a half marathon, I trained hard, ran hard, and didn't run again for months after I crossed that finish line. This time, my …
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Mud Runs: Down, Dirty and … Dangerous?

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Running is no longer enough: Themed fun runs and mud runs have exploded in popularity, requiring racers to not only race for miles but also to navigate obstacles through mud, while covered in foam, while being splattered with paint --- or even while being chased by zombies. The original, and most …
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Jolyn’s Success Story: I Am an Athlete

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Here in Kansas City there's this fabulous nonprofit organization for women called WIN for KC. The whole mission of the group is to empower women through active events and community. (Yeah, you know we dig that.) And one of its biggest events is the WIN for KC Tri, which is a women's-only triathlon …
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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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