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Your top 10 songs playlist

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What is your top 10 songs that you listen when you train ? Share your playlist here, you might get inspiration from others or just see what crazy stuff people listen to when they run ! Here is mine : Phenomenal - Admiral T Audacity of Huge - Simian Mobile...

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I like to mix it up 1. Run - Pink Floyd 2.Chandelier - SIA 3. I won't back down - Tom Petty 4. Blow me ( One last kiss) - Pink 5. Here I go again - Whitesnake 6. Tennis - Lorde 7. Sweet home Alabama - Lynard Skinard 8. Take a chance on me - ABBA 9...

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Concept 2 Cross-Team Challenge (CTC)

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I have created a Guide to the Concept 2 Cross-Team Challenge, more conveniently referred to as the CTC.  It would be great if members of this Indoor Rowing tribe took part. Although there are only two week's remaining of the April challenge, earlier today I...

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Well, well, well, what can I say about this month's challenge?  Our first boat is currently sitting in 17th position which i absolutely incredible!  And our second boat is only needing one more person to float, which would see us floating two boats for the...

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Why do you Run Trails

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I'm coming back to the sport I love and one thing that has made this such an enjoyable journey is access to great trails around where I live. I may stumble onto historical sites that are not listed, or just see deer in all seasons. Plus, there is so many...

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I run trails to get away from the chaos and stresses of modern life.  It's nice and simple running trails.  Get your trainers on, maybe an Ipod (other mp3 players are available) and go running where its green and brown.   I don't have a dog but I have had t...

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3 Evening Habits For Weight Loss

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This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness. When you're trying to lose weight, it can seem like there's a never-ending barrage of temptation as you go about your day. And it doesn't stop when you get home—even...

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Like Isabelle, I also go for an early tooth brush - usually, but doesn't always work...I've also recently started putting little notes in a clear persplex fridge magnet saying things like 'Is that what your body really needs?" "Are you really hungry?" "Dr...

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Pants Rise & Muscle Psuedo Love Handles

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Even when I'm at my leanest most jeans give me false love handles made of muscle. So I tried going larger at the waist but when I get to the point that the handles are gone the waistline looks terrible and I have to pull up on the loose waistline all the ti...

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I have the perfect solution. There is a little outdoor store in Red Lodge Montana called Sylvan Peak. The owner makes speciality tights, usually for skiiers as a base layer. I couple mens coaches had them on at a meet. They were awesome all bright colored...

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Maria K. Weight Loss Diary

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Well, I just started yesterday and my starting weight is 189lbs :S I am 5'3" and my goal weight is 120-125lbs. I started yesterday by cutting sugar out of my diet (except for the little bit in my coffee creamer for my one cup in the morning) and I started...

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I am so sorry I haven't updated this! It's been really slow progress..had some illness, then kids had things that needed my attention, and just a ton of junk piled up and before I knew it, I'd lost all time for me! I'm back now and ready to get over this...

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Method to my Madness

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I'm trying to maximize the effort in my training and taking a more scientific aproach to returning to racing. I'm taking everything I learned from my coaches and will be trying to formulate the best way to return. I'm breaking down my training into segment...

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I agree, this type of training is as you said a consitant part of ay training plan. I use it, although I will have to admit it has been a while for repeaters on the track. My training buddy who is a 14 time marathoner and my sons coach has incorporated spee...

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What is your favorite home workout??

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Hey guys, there may be lot of workouts we love in gym. But how about your fav workouts which can be done without going to gym??

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Insanity, hands down I love it Me too!  

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Cycling shoes?

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Could someone please enlighten me on why cyclists wear particular shoes? I've heard something about energy return...or something like that. Thanks!

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Stiif soles is the main ingredient on a cycling shoe. Power (force x revolution) is lost through the foot if the sole of the shoe bends. Therefore, cycling in a running shoe will always lose power that can be applied through the pedals because the foot wi...

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Do You Retire Your Running Shoes

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I have a closet full of running shoes as does my son. He makes the comment he has retired certian shoes. Working in my shoe shop I hear stories of old running shoes. So I thought I would ask what do all of you do with the shoes that you no longer run in?

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I only held onto my Race Spikes that I accomplished things in Cross Country & track from HS and College.....and that all began in 1990- 2000...so that tells you how long a held onto mine.  But training shoes....usually get pretty funky after a while and h...

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New to the Indoor Gravel Trainers Tribe? Start here!

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Welcome to the Indoor Gravel Trainers Tribe! We're all about sharing advice, asking questions, and generally chatting and catching up on all things 'Indoor Gravel Trainers' related. As you're new to the Tribe, why not add a quick post here to introduce you...

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Dry weather has returned! Back outdoors, at least for the next four or five days.

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Book Recommendations

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Hello! I'm new to 'The Book Club' and was looking for a book recommendation thread but couldn't find one, so thought I'd start one myself :) I've just finished reading Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' which I would recommend to anyone who loves books abo...

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I recently read a beautiful boy, I think everyone raising children now should read it. Its talks about a fathers 10 year journey through drug addiction with his son. One Way Uphill Only is the perfect read for anyone that likes an underdog story or who has...

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What About the Negative People in your life

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My son runs cross country. He has been on varsity since he was a froshman. In fact he has lettered in all his atheletic pursuits in school thus far. And yet I still have people in my family who find they have to mention everything he is doing wrong in his t...

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Monica your son must be doing something right if he is being criticized.   Here is a good one from the other day below.  I love how a person who is so out of shape would say this to me.  I was out walking my dog and was asked what I was doing running s...

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To train or not to train when you are sick? What do you do?

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  Under the weather? Taking a break from training is the best medicine   Unfortunately, at some point in time we are all struck down with some sort of sickness, from colds, flu, stomach bugs etc, but should we be avoiding our gym workouts while sick? Pe...

Haiku chain game

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Hi everyone,  This is a fun writing game I play at the poetry board I'm an administrator at. Haiku poems are three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables (in case anyone hasn't written them before). Start with the third line of the previous post and write the fina...

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From the long long list so many choices to make with my full proof plan. 

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The Cold is coming....The Cold is coming!!!!

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What are you ways of keeping fit in the winter months?     There are plenty of ways to be active in fall and winter, even if the weather turns cold. You can stay in shape and have fun while you're at it. Here are some ideas:   Indoors Go for walks at...

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This is my most enjoyable time of year to train.  The worse the conditions the more of a challenge it was.  It was not uncommon to see me running in -20f degree weather or 35 F and raining.  The most important thing was to wear base layers cor...

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HEALTHY EATING TIP 2

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Healthy eating tip 2: Moderation is key People often think of healthy eating as an all or nothing proposition, but a key foundation for any healthy diet is moderation. But what is moderation? How much is a moderate amount? That really depends on you and yo...

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Excellent points indeed.  yea mate =)

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Does caffiene effect your blood sugar?

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-sugar/AN01804  

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I have eliminated caffeine as well. I do feel better. Its amazing some of the things I was going through that I had not attributed to caffeine. I think at first, depending on the level you are consuming there may be some side effects. The result of a detox...

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Chicken Gizzards

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So, my best friend just brought me over some chicken gizzards. They're pretty awesome! Anyone else had these before? Suggestions for them?

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  Prions are fascinating! I remember being very frustrated as an undergrad that there wasn't more research on them. CWD hasn't been shown to transfer to people last I checked, we more just avoid those deer as a precaution. I think after I t...

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