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YES, it’s HOT! Here are some tips for training in the heat.

Like it or not, the summer heat is here, but it doesn’t have to put an end to your training plans. It takes on average a few weeks for the body to become acclimated to the increased heat, and if you ...

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Why Should I Use Compression In Training & Racing?

What’s with all this compression therapy everyone is talking about? Here’s a bit of helpful information about CEP compression and what it can do for you. You may have already seen or heard all about running legwear and socks from ...

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Baby it’s Cold Outside!

What do you do when the weather just beckons you to stay under the warm blankets? Stay inside and work on some body strengthening exercises. As important as it is to swim, bike, and run to train for your upcoming ...

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Sweet Potato Whole-Wheat Pancakes

By Brandon McDearis This month’s sweet potato whole-wheat pancakes are a wholesome alternative to a traditional high-glycemic breakfast. The sweet potato adds a bit of nutrients and moistness, along with some extra fiber to start your day. They are quick ...

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The Secret Weapons of Endurance Athletes

By Dr. Angelina Stevens As humans, we are wired for adaptation and change. As athletes, we are wired with a desire for elevating our performance. Our own local, Shalane Flanagan told reporters that after her second place finish in the New ...

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Homemade Fruit & Nut Bars

By Brandon McDearis This recipe requires minimal work and the payoff is one of convenience and great flavor. You can think of these bars as a homemade trail mix with the added step of mixing and baking. They are great ...

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Why Do You Run?

By Brittany Youngman As runners, we are all challenged with the question: Why do you run? As if each runner is to come up with a different answer. I came across a number of reasons – health, camaraderie, strength (physical and mental), ...

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Stable Core, Smooth Pedaling

By Brian Beatty Many of us can relate to the experience of grinding away on the bike… whoomph, whoomph, whoomph… only to passed by someone turning over the steady drone tone of wrrrrrrrrrrrr. The steady tone of the rubber on ...

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Kale Salad – Food to Fuel an Endurance Athlete’s Lifestyle

By Brandon McDearis This month’s recipe is one that we would all do well eating on a daily basis. Kale has become quite popular over the last decade for it’s numerous health benefits, and rightly so. One cup of it ...

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RUNNING – Don’t Be That Gal (or Guy). Please.

By D.C. Lucchesi Let’s face it. Static stretching hasn’t been cool since “Happy Days” was in prime time, but that still doesn’t mean you don’t see folks at the gym, on the trail, or at the start line diving over ...

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