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Entries filed under 'training'

    Marathon Prep: U.S. Women Runners Plan for a Twisty Olympic Course in London

    fileMarathons made a little news coast-to-coast this weekend. On Sunday 20-year-old Fatuma Sado of Ethiopia was the first owman to cross the finish line at the Los Angeles Marathon, and on the same day fellow Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado was the top female finisher in the New York City Half Marathon. Placing third at the NYC Half was American Kara Goucher. On Aug. 5 Goucher will be one 3 American women (along with Desiree Devila, who place ninth at the NYC Half) and Shalane Flanagan) competing for the ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on March 19, 2012 5:55 PM & Tagged Olympic Games, Running, marathon and training | permalink | Comments

    Winter Conditioning: Are You Ready for the Snow?

    fileHeavy snow is forecast this week in the Pacific Northwest, where Whistler, site of Olympic competition last February, has announced an earlier-than-planned opening on Friday (Nov. 19). So, like Utah, Maine, Colorado, California and other regions where early snow has fallen, the winter stoke factor here is building. Are you -- am I -- ready for it? Personally, I’ve been prepping my gear for opening day, and even more importantly I’ve been training hard the past few months to avoid sore muscles ...

    Posted by Lea D on November 17, 2010 7:29 PM & Tagged Kimo Cole, Snowboarding, Winter, conditioning, exercises, skiing and training | permalink | Comments

    "You're Riding Your Bike Across Iowa?"

    file“Iowa is not flat.” That’s become my standard answer after being quizzed about the weeklong RAGBRAI® (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) event across Iowa while I do my training rides. It's my third time doing RAGBRAI. RAGBRAI is an organized, supported bike ride across the entire length of Iowa sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper. The annual 7-day ride takes place the last week of July. It always starts at the western border along the Missouri River and ends at ...

    Posted by Jeannette J. on July 28, 2010 11:58 AM & Tagged Cycling, Iowa, RAGBRAI, Travel, bicycle and training | permalink | Comments

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