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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How a Weekend With Runner’s World Changed Me … for the Better

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When Runner's World invited me out to their Runner's World Half & Festival (and yes, they paid for my entry and accommodations and everything, but I was not required to write about it unless I wanted to!), I was pumped. In addition to the special events planned for my fellow bloggers and me, the …
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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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She Trains Religiously: Meet Sister Madonna, the ‘Iron Nun’

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If you're looking at your 20s or 30s in the rear view mirror and thinking you're getting a little too old to try something new and athletically challenging, there's someone you need to meet: Sister Madonna Buder, also known as the Iron Nun. She was recently inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame …
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Ready for Your Big Race? Tips to FBG-ify Your Experience

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There are races, and then there are races. You know what I mean. Some of them, you show up that morning to register, pin on your bib as you sidle over to the starting line and do your thing. No sweat, no big deal. It's not stressful, but it's also not necessarily all that memorable. Others, you …
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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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See Ya at the Runner’s World Half & Festival!

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After a summer of running in the Florida heat and humidity, I'm itching for a chance to stretch my legs in a cooler climate, and next month, I'll do just that the weekend of October 18 at the Runner's World Half & Festival Presented by Altra in Bethlehem, Penn. Who else will be there? Aside …
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