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Importance of working the butt to become a stronger runne...

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Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group. For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists h...

Travelling Pet Peeves

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What are your biggest pet peeves while travelling? Post them here so we can all laugh together and possibly avoid doing them ourselves in the future!

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At the moment, my biggest pet peeve is at the airport. The people who are in Zone 3 for boarding, and start lining up to board when only the first class and platinum/gold/silver frequent fliers are boarding, effectively blocking anyone from boarding or pe...


8K in 40m obese

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Im 17.2 stone and have been running six months to lose weight, but im really starting to enjoy it now. when i started i was 21 stone and i just today ran 8K in 40:27 is this any good for a non overweight person? and any tips for getting it down lower? . Im...

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I would say thats a very respectable time. :) You won't win with that time but I would say theres a solid chance you'll be in the top 50%



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So I have been reading many discussion on other fitness sites and eat clean websites and in Toronto at least there is a huge move to drinking coconut water for real hydration after a workout?? I am from the Caribbean (my parents are) and we normally have c...

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I think the move toward coconut water is not really about hydration. Coconut water is a great potassium source, so for recovery it does work well. Thanks Monica I will have to look into this cocnut water thing and do some more research. If it's good for...


What about decaf?

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I'm pretty certain that when it says no coffee for two months it means of all kinds. So no decaf either. =)


Running whilst pregnant

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Anybody had any issues whilst running?  I've only run a few times since being pregnant.  a 5k - felt fine, then a 7k - also fine.  Then I did a 10k and afterwards, I had some spotting.  I had been beasting the gym that week so put it down to that and the ru...

Reward day?

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My friend Paul gives himself a reward day once a week where he treats himself to a hamburger and 2 beers. Anyone else do this and is this a good idea?

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I think it's ok as long as you carry on with a "clean diet" for the rest of the week It helps relieve the stress of cravings and the frustration of restrictive diets but also try not to indulge THAT much  I also noticed that as time goes by you tend to cr...


Post your strength goals for 2014 here!

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Writing down your goals makes it more likely you will achieve them.  So why not commit your 2014 strength training aims and goals to the TS community and find support and encouragement throughout the year as you pursue them.

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wow, you guys have some pwetty lofty goals, i'm new to exercising started in february of this year, so my goals are kinda simple. 1. jog 30mins without stopping 2. 20 push ups 3. really pick up my swimming game, been slacking since last year. 4. 5 min p...


Does strength training make you feel happy?

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It makes me feel: Happier Fitter Stronger More relaxed Better posture Better sleep More self confident  Pleased with the self discipline and the results

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i'ld pick strength training over cardio everytime. when you see results it becomes an addiction, lol


Running plans for Mothers Day ladies?

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I have entered the Mothers Day Classic 8k run in Melbourne, 2 laps of the iconic Tan running track (around the Botanical Gardens) with my 13 year old daughter. Following this we have entered the 8k walk, with my other two daughters, my sister and her two da...


Reasons to run

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The runner's high I think that pretty much sums it up for me  It's just incredible to be able to run and leap and jump


What Negativity have you encountered and overcome recently ?

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A tribe with no discussions and no activity is a negative tribe, so let's see if we can conjure up some discussion

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The only negativity I encounter is the odd "blip" in my health. My last chest infection took me out for just about 2 months. BUT, I was due to start 'cutting' anyway and due to poor health and poor appetite, I managed to lose over a stone in weight and an i...


Yoga to start the day

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A quick google and I found this 6 minute routine ( to get the day started. I certainly feel awake and energised. Anyone else got any short routines that help start the day?

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Great videos! Maybe consider turning them into challenges/workouts?


New to the GRFC Junior Section Tribe? Start here!

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

This is a great Challenge, and I always have big heart on...

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Thanks Mirja for helping Ptan. Ptan : as over age 40, you are an Old  Dog and therefore in the TOFFS team. running (your speciality), cycling, walking, rowing, swimming, indoors or out all count. challenge starts 01/05/2014


What are you reading at the moment?

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I've just worked my way through Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers Of London and Moon Over Soho.  Fantastic books both, good story line, well written and extremely entertaining! I'm on Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist - a complete change.  Very dark.

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Following his exit from this scene of time I'm reading Gabriel Garia Marquez's autobiogrpahy "Living to Tell the Tale".


New to the We are Pescatarian Tribe? Start here!

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

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I always want to be a vegetarian but had failed numerous times.  I come into conclusion that like everything in the life, I need to do it gradually.  I cut down red meats and junk foods.  Why cutting junk foods?  Once, I did become a vegetarian for a while...