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Preparing for Your First Run? Or Your Third? Or Fourth?

5 September 2012

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Preparing for Your First Run? Or Your Third?  Or Fourth?

No matter if it's your first run you are preparing for or your tenth, there are some things that you just have to do.  That is, IF you want to continue running safely & without injury.  Sure, you can probably go out and run a 5K with little to no training, little to no stretching […]

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The Importance of Protein for the Vegetarian Endurance Athlete

16 August 2012

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The Importance of Protein for the Vegetarian Endurance Athlete

How many vegetarians do you know that do not get their minimum requirement of protein?  Me, I can think of many.  Granted most of my friends who are endurance athletes know the importance of protein consumption along with weight training to benefit thier sport.  There is no reason you cannot choose to not consume animal […]

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Ultrarunning Part Deux

2 June 2012

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Ultrarunning Part Deux

On August 4th at midnight, I will be competing in my second ultrarun and am super stoked about this one.  51K near Highway 51 at Area 51.  It's going to be an awesome run, especially with the late night scene.  After my last run at Lovell Canyon in Las Vegas I realized that endurance runs […]

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First Ultra in the Books!

13 May 2012

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First Ultra in the Books!

On April 22nd I managed to complete my very first ultra run at the Labor of Love 50K in Lovell Canyon, NV.  The race was awesome and the results were even better.  I came in 2nd for the women and 9th place out of 30 overall, with a time of 5hrs 48 mins.  It was […]

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Ultra Ultrarunning Debut in 4 days!

18 April 2012

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Ultra Ultrarunning Debut in 4 days!

Now you're probably wondering what ultrarunning has to do with yellow cake & chocolate frosting.  Well, what do you think about during your ultraruns?  it never fails, on top of thoughts of running form, pacing, distance left, distance covered, and how long you can wait until using the restroom, are the thoughts of what your […]

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Beautiful Run. Beautiful Finish!

11 March 2012

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Beautiful Run.  Beautiful Finish!

Yesterday could not have been a more perfect day to spend the morning in Red Rock Conservation Area.  As one of my training runs, I took part in the Red Rock half marathon put on by Calico Racing.  I choose to do a majority of Calico's races because the atmosphere is motivating, the volunteers are […]

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

26 December 2011

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

I have a problem, my problem is that I always push myself to progress the way I see myself progressing.  Most people would say that isn't a bad thing, but it can be if you don't know how to control it.  After my first marathon, I felt fantastic!  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't running […]

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Triathlete or Ultra Runner?

12 October 2011

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Triathlete or Ultra Runner?

This may seem like a ridiculous question for most and an unecessary one for some.  As I sit here planning my next future athletic endeavor, I wonder which path I should choose.  With my first marathon coming up in about 2 weeks, I can't help but think what's next.  I told a buddy of mine […]

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Must Have Rules for Runners

3 October 2011

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Must Have Rules for Runners

Over my reading and talking with other runners, I have picked up a few things that I wouldn't call tips but more "must knows".  Things that some runners may not know.  Things that newbies wouldn't even think of.  And things that experienced runners may forget to do.  Also, just some good things to keep in […]

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It’s a Love Hate Relationship

28 August 2011

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It’s a Love Hate Relationship

For any of us who are involved in ANY sort of exercise/movement/living on a daily basis, muscle tension can be the villian of our lives.  It is imperative to revive your muscles after a long day of work & exercise.  You can not use your muslces and lose them or you can use your muscles […]

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