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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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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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Even Personal Trainers Need Trainers

13 December 2011

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Even Personal Trainers Need Trainers

Even before I decided to become a trainer, I made the move to get a personal trainer of my own.  it was by far one of the best decisions I made.  Not only did it help me lose weight & feel better, but it literally helped get me to where I am today.  Andre was […]

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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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Trying to Get Started & Run?

7 September 2011

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Trying to Get Started & Run?

One of the hardest parts of beginning a workout regimen is getting started.  When it comes to running, if you aren't seasoned it can be a daunting task.  What has become very popular is running in a group setting.  Several benefits come from running with others. **Accountability: Would you let down your group, let alone […]

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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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Planning for Progression

7 August 2011

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Planning for Progression

So eventhough it is still 2.5 months away, the excitement for the Ragnar relay is building up.  My runs have improved in their speed, my stamina, my gait, all of it!  Truth of the matter is, without proper planning none of it would be possible.  Here are some tips that have helped me that can […]

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The Nutrition Project

30 June 2011

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The Nutrition Project

Today I am beginning a project in which I will be following a nutrition plan consisting of protein shakes, veggies, fruit, and a single larger meal.  The contents will include beans, tuna, tofu, veggies, fruit, and the occasional energy drink if needed.  I a embarking upon this journey with the expectation of discovering how it […]

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Training the Trail

13 June 2011

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Training the Trail

In preparation for my half marathon in TWO weeks, I went for a trail run yesterday at Red Rock Canyon.  My expectations were high, but I was realistic that my time would not be the best.  First of all you're running on a trail which means dodging rocks.  The ground is uneven gravel and dirt […]

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Goodbye Weekend, Hello Training

5 June 2011

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Goodbye Weekend, Hello Training

This being the first weekend of prepping myself, mentally and physically, for the upcoming race on June 25th.  I was reflecting today about having 3 weeks to train and get myself up to a decent 10 min mile pace for the half marathon.  The plan?  Well, Here goes…. Monday Lower body strength/Kettlebell work/cardio Tuesday Cardio/Misc […]

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