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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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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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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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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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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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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