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[caption id="attachment_997" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="It's Like A Marathon But With A Cherry On Top"][/caption] Christel (Silly Girl Running) and I had a Facebook conversation after she posted a comment regarding running for cupcakes.  It was a comical conversation that has led to this announcement.  For about 1 month now Christel and I have been working on creating a virtual race that fits into the training season for Spring Marathons.  We wanted to create a race that would incorporate runners and walkers, marathoners...

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Recovery from a hard workout or any workout is necessary.  Your body needs time to heal from the workout/race that you just put it through.  Yes, recovery does include eating a nutritious snack within 30 minutes of exercise as well as a meal within 1.5 hours after that exercise but also rest.  Our bodies need to rest to help it recover from the workout you put it through.  That rest can come in the form of a great night's sleep or in the form of a nap. I am not a napper.  I typically utilize the time when my wife and step-son are nappin...

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It was a few weeks ago that I was emailing with Jeff, BDD and Patrick about my frustration with my bike speed. Each one of them was incredible and generous with their words and time, but one email has stood out for me. It was a bit of advice that I have carried with me for bike training but also in the water and on the run as well. BDD's email to me was three simple words. EMBRACE THE PAIN. He was referring to being on the trainer but as I said I use this for swimming and running as well. I have been embracing the pain and seen incredible im...

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You have all seen or heard the question:  Will the kid you were be proud of the adult you are?  You may have even have asked yourself that question when trying to determine which road to take when you get to that fork in the road of life. [caption id="attachment_603" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Greatest - Muhammad Ali"][/caption] I thought about this last night while watching the Super Bowl.  You had two quarterbacks that are very good (I reserve using the term great until their careers are over and can be compared to th...

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Yesterday I read a post on the Marathon Makeover site asking about getting motivated.  I left a comment on the site regarding how I get motivated but it got me thinking about maintaining that motivation.  Some people can get motivated to do a workout, but how about being motivated to do a series of workouts that last a week, then a month, then a year and have it then become a lifestyle? I am a high energy person that enjoys being on the move.  As your mom might say 'That boy has ants in his pants.'  I do have a fire under me and love mo...

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If you read this blog then you know that last Thursday I went to a presentation by PowerBar on nutrition for endurance athlete's at Luke's Locker in Plano, Texas.  That presentation covered a lot regarding how to fuel yourself before, during and after.  I wrote about it and you can read that [HERE]. It was also at this presentation that I noticed a sale tag on a red pair of shoes.  As you know I am a sucker for loud and bright gear.  I made a b-line past the Adidas Boston's since I already have the En Fuego's.  The En Fuego's are a pair...

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We have all heard this phrase before but what exactly does it mean.  For each individual it is going to mean something different.  The same way that being competitive means something different to each person.  There is no one definition and I think that we can say the same for a lot of items in life as well as endurance sports. When you train or race you put everything you have into it.  You will push yourself to a level you never thought existed.  Think about a time when you raced a 5k, 15k, half-marathon, marathon or triathlon.  At s...