Workouts

7 Gems of Running Wisdom From Elite Runners

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Marathon season is in full effect with the Chicago Marathon happening this weekend! (Any readers doing it or going out to cheer?!) Chicago is one of those iconic --- and flat and fast --- courses that so many runners love. Per our ambassadorship with Brooks Running, we recently got to sit in on a …
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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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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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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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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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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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Brooks Running Review: Heritage, PureGrit 3 and More

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Running any time of year rocks, but we especially love fall to get out, jog and feel the crunch of leaves beneath our running shoes! Per our relationship as a Brooks Running blog ambassador, each month we get to review a few of its pieces and share our totally objective opinion. This month we got …
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Take the 3-Minute Roxanne Burpee Challenge

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So, this isn't a totally new idea (especially in the CrossFit world), but it's a super fun one --- especially if you love good tunes and have a love/hate relationship with the burpee. We've done it at my gym The Fit Pit a few times as a warm-up, but it also makes for a super quick and good …
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The ‘Om’ Before the Storm: The Wanderlust Festival in Brooklyn

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The Wanderlust 108 5K run, yoga and meditation festival came to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on a rainy Saturday --- but no gray skies or threats of storms could affect the positive vibes of the thousands of hippies, hipsters, hardcore runners and yoga lovers looking to get their “chi” in …
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