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Sweat… It can break your race

I love the feeling of a good sweat, don’t you? I mean when you have the intention of sweating, not when you are commuting on a blistering humid summer day and are sweating on the train platform in your work clothes thinking, why did I even shower?     Earlier this year I took a […]

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Sugar helps the pain stay away

Long hours on the bike can bring about pain and discomfort where your body contacts the saddle, you know ‘down there’.   If this is you: logging long hours on the bike, sweating a lot, it’s necessary to take special care of that area which can easily get raw and harbor bacteria leading to some […]

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Blood monitoring with Athlete Blood Test

Is your body responding well to your training plan? Can you be pushed harder? Do you need a rest week? How long should your taper be? How soon should you train again after your race? Do you have the right foods in your diet? Are you taking the right supplements in the right dose with […]

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The Good Bacteria

In the on-going quest for better health, a fitter body, and better performance knowing what to eat and when to eat it is great. Really great actually.  But even when you know what to do and put it into practice, how do you know if your body, your digestive system, is operating as it should […]

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24 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas

I know that coming up with new ideas every year for gifts can be tough.  That’s why I’ve decided to put together a little list of some of my favorite things.  I hope it can give you some shopping inspiration to find the perfect gift this year, even if that gift is for you. There […]

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No sweat hydration plan

Can you can relate to my pain of training through the brutal heat this summer? Hooray for fall!   It felt like it came out of nowhere and then just smacked us down hard right through September.  It was a treat when I escaped to Seattle in August. I felt amazing in my runs out […]

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Not Another Fad Diet

I have always been a naturalist when it comes to eating.  I like to eat real food. I like to enjoy food. I like to do what’s best for my health and what’s best for my success in sports.  I’ve never been one for feeling restricted, so eating tasty food that satisfies has always been […]

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You: 1 Cold Season: 0

I usually fly through winter feeling untouchable by the cold and flu season, feeling sorry for those affected by not just one but often two or three colds during this time. Unfortunately, this year I was not so lucky and had my first cold in a long time last week. I guess doing snow angels […]

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Simple does not mean Easy

January is flying by!  How are your resolutions holding up? Back on track with a training plan and eating plan?  That’s right, eating plan.   Let me ask you this…have you ever achieved exactly what you wanted without putting together a plan for getting it?  When you’ve just been winging it and seeing what happened […]

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My IRONMAN Nutrition Recap

Earlier this month I completed my third Ironman in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. YAY! It was a lovely venue with the most amazing finishing chute.  The race director and community do a fabulous job of pulling together a top notch event.  I highly recommend it and there are still spots left for next year!   Now […]

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