Endurance Events & Training

Meg on the Run: My No. 1 Running Tip Leading Up to Race Day

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Our girl Meg from the new Meg on the Run series is back! Today she shares how she's gearing up for race day --- and her top running tip to keep her motivated!  By the time your race is a few weeks away, you’ve been training for a long time. Your training runs are longer, almost all of your cardio …
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A Fitness Challenge to Be Proud Of: A Blessing for My Body

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I don't know if I could honestly look one of you in the eye and say I'm not competitive. In fact, I'm competitive to a fault, which unfortunately translates into me not doing things if I know I won't do well. That's such a miserable motto and it severely limits the fun, so I made a vow with myself …
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Runners: You Still Need to Watch What You Eat

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Many running groups and endurance athletes are notorious for a couple of things: Getting up wicked early on a weekend to get in a long workout, and eating more than any non-runner their size could dream of putting away, especially immediately afterward. Hell, I've finished super long training …
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Setting My Sights Halfway: The intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta

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Three years ago, I had the chance to ask Bob Harper for his advice on how I'd know if I was ready to commit to a half-Ironman distance triathlon. He said, if I was thinking about it, I'm ready. It took a while for me to agree, but let's go ahead and make it official. I'm ready. I'm registered. …
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Oh, Hi There, Half-Marathon “Training”

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So, it's been quite awhile since I trained for a long distance. Like, besides a 4-miler and a 10K about a year ago, it's been four years (yes, the marathon was that long ago!). And, for me, running 13.1 miles is no easy feat. I'm a slow runner. I've been injured. I have workout A.D.D. But, despite …
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How to PR Your Next Race

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Today, many are thinking about running. The Boston Marathon is today, and, gosh, this feeling is still so strong, even a year later. We runners are a strong, dedicated, inspiring and united bunch. And on today our hearts remember a tragedy, while our legs run in honor of those lost and everyone who …
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An Ironman Wedding and Fashion-Forward Tri Gear: Melissa Moo Harkins of MooMotion

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Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on a cool new line of triathlon apparel for women: MooMotion. Now, as neat as the line is (and it's definitely worth checking out), I have to say I was just as taken with its creator, Melissa Moo Harkins. Heck, just a few lines into her bio, you learn that she …
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MooMotion: Functional Fitness Fashion for Ladies Who Tri

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Triathlon gear can be tricky. I mean, whatever you wear has to work for swimming, cycling and running, plus, you know, it should fit well and, ideally, look good. And if you're like me, you have another component to add --- you want a bright color that stands out so anyone who came to the race to …
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Meg on the Run: My Secret to Half-Marathon Training Success So Far

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Our girl Meg from the new Meg on the Run series is back! Today she shares an update on how her half-marathon training is going, along with how she's fitting in that cross-training that so many experts (like us!) recommend.  My half marathon is about two months away, I’ve got a month of the …
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Desert Runners Takes Ultramarathons to the Next Crazy Level

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You know how we say that a lot of fitness is about perspective and what your "normal" is? Well, here's even more proof. Because after watching Desert Runners, a documentary that chronicles runners looking to complete four ultramarathons (or, ultra-, ultramarathons because this is endurance running …
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