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Alternative Training Methods

    I follow a lot of fitness blogs, and one in particular that focuses a lot on the scientific side of sports, specifically triathlons.   Recently he’s been posting a lot of alternative ways to train using methods … Continue reading

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How to eat

Over the years I’ve experimented with almost every kind of dieting (a way of eating, not a short term weight loss plan) you could imagine. I was vegetarian for two years, vegan for two and paleo for one. Most of … Continue reading

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Is anything really impossible?

You always read stories about athletes who have done incredible things, things you never even thought possible. Michael Phelps bringing home 22 medals from 2 Olympics, Felix Hernandez  pitching a perfect game, Usain Bolt becoming the fastest man alive way … Continue reading

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“A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.” -Steve Prefontaine

Ever since learning about the sport of ultra endurance races such as ultramarthons and ironmans among others, I’ve become slightly obsessed, and convinced that running and pushing your physical limits is the only real way to live.  I think Dean … Continue reading

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The day I thought I ran a marathon

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person and athlete. I’ve never understood moderation in terms of athletics. I hear people talk about the importance of taking rest days, but I always thought “that’s not for me,” my body doesn’t … Continue reading

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An athletic career cut short

Both of my parents were college athletes, my mom played hockey and soccer and my dad played hockey. Growing up, their athleticism was always a huge motivator for my brothers and me. We played on multiple sports teams every season … Continue reading

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If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record – Unknown

During my junior year of high school I broke my ankle… badly. I was on crutches for a little over a year and missed both my hockey and lacrosse seasons. As someone whose always defined themselves as an athlete, this … Continue reading

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