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Representing Team USA in the Duathlon World Championships 2014!

10 December 2013

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Representing Team USA in the Duathlon World Championships 2014!

Our very own Melissa Farrell will be competing against the best in the world as she prepares to represent Team USA at the World Duathlon Championships in Pontevedra, Spain in June 2014.  Melissa earned her spot on the team at the National Championships back in October and is currently in training to represent her country. […]

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‘Las Vegas Runners’ Running Club is Up and……RUNNING!

14 August 2013

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‘Las Vegas Runners’ Running Club is Up and……RUNNING!

It's official, Las Vegas Runners is on the move!  Currently known as Desert Run Club-South Las Vegas, we decided to upgrade to a new name, a new website, and the same great run group.  Las Vegas Runners, founded by myself and Jeremy Wallace of ProjectOne Fitness, is a local running club that welcomes all levels. […]

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Strengthen and Conquering China!

23 June 2013

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Strengthen and Conquering China!

Yep, we are taking a little trip to China for the next 5 weeks!  Well, I must be honest, I will not be going anywhere.  I have created Flat Melissa, yes, she is an easily transportable and easy to pack version of myself.  A good client of mine will be heading to China and all […]

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Every Run Can’t Be Great

27 March 2013

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Every Run Can’t Be Great

This is the post where I become vulnerable and basically put myself out there.  The title speaks volumes, every run can't be great.  Period.  I will tel you the chain of events today and then we can disect and digest.  I started off with some usual foam rolling and dynamic stretching pre run, typical day. […]

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Our First Publication!

4 March 2013

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Our First Publication!

We made it!  This month's issue of Desert Companion, a local magazine distributed in Las Vegas, NV, featured yours truly in a full page spread and article.  I was asked to give some pointers for newer runners, advice to help people who may want to get started but don't know how.  My goal was to […]

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It’s the New Year of Pushing the Limits

7 January 2013

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It’s the New Year of Pushing the Limits

So it's 2013 and you are either a runner getting back to the training grind or a new or aspiring runner, wondering how the heck you're going to get ready for your next race/run.  The new year brings new hope and a fresh slate to begin your journey.  Whether you are new or returning, it […]

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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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Extraterrestrial Run Complete & Abduction Free

8 August 2012

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Extraterrestrial Run Complete & Abduction Free

Whew!  I made it out alive.  Haha, just joking.  Last Saturday night at midnight, I lined up with the other 82 people and prepared to embark upon my 31+ mile journey through the night.  As soon as the gun sounded, I was off and feeling very optimistic about the run.  I knew some people, those […]

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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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