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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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Do you have a substitute for the jumping jacks?

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I had me ACL replaced in Jan, and have been god awful with pt, as a result my knee has a tendency to buckle or slip from lack of strength when I do jumping jacks. So untill I can get that strngth back, they are beyond me. I would like to take this chalenge...

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I once did a challenge that allowed for the movement of jumping jacks without the jumping, done quickly it is still a workout (although not quite as intense) without the jarring. Basically step through the movements quickly. ie step left and move left arm u...

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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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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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Indeed, great effort given you're not feeling 100%, Mike. @candidab has also had a go at this, and none too shabby either.  Just waiting for her to log it on the c2ctc.com.  But check out the workout for details.

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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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How can you ever touch rim at 5'4

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with a ladder ;) I would say improving your vertical is a good thing, but jumping to the rim probably very unlikely

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Do you remember your first week in Tribesports?

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Do you remember when you first signed up?  When I first signed up I was having a ball.  I was rapidly moving through the ranks, collecting badges, and meeting many great athletes.  I worked really hard, and became creative at starting challenges.  I need to...

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I read an article in Running Fitness about how TS developed its first products and raised funds from its website members, thought it was a great idea and went to have a peek. Took a few challenges, tried a few new sports and followed and got some really spe...

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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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Best tyres for snow

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Hoping for snow this winter - particularly as we literally had none here at all last winter. My current fast tread tyres on my mtb will not be good enough for snow and I'm not willing to spend money for a fat bike for such an occasion (although I've been t...

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Depends on the conditions. I've even made two sets with almst 400 Stainless Steel screews per tire for traction on ice. Anything knobby with lower pressure will work ok on some snow, but really there is such a wide spread difference between conditions tha...

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Swimming

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I was just curious on how everyone logs swimming. How do you now how many km's or miles youve swam? Is it the feet of the pool or do you all use some kind of device? :D Was interested because I'm thinking of joining this gym that has a pool...all it really...

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Some pools are 20 metres, some 25 metres and some 50 metres long. check length of your pool first and then work out how many lengths equal a KM and a mile. For 25 metre pools, 1 km equals 40 lengths. Countings ok, some posh watches do it for you, wish they...

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Breathing every 3 or 5?

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I'm having swimming lessons to learn how to front crawl properly. Now as you will all know it's the breathing that is my biggest problem. My instructor has been teaching me to do explosive breathing and to breathe every 3rd stroke. I have been practicing on...

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I usually breath every 3 strokes. But  I think for triathlon training one of the drills is to breath every 3,5,7and 9 strokes.  I'm no expert but for open water swimming maybe it is an advantage . 

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