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Category: Fitness

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Dealing with a Cold… As an Athlete (Trying to Stay on Plan)


Head colds are the worst, and suck even more when you’re an athlete, especially one who’s actually in a training block and sticking to a specific training plan or schedule. I just got home after a couple of weeks of travel, so lots of …





The Stages of Detraining and How Long Running Fitness Lasts


How long can you go without running before you lose your running fitness, and what does detraining really mean? This article scared the crap out of me to research and write, if I’m being honest. My biggest problem as an athlete, even now, is …







What You Can Learn From the 31 Days of Running Challenge


In July, a crew of runners in NYC challenged runners worldwide to jump into a month-long run streak: for 31 days, you had to put in at least 3 miles per day. Now, I’m not the ~biggest! fan of run streaks, because I think …



Tackling My First 50K + Mountain Run—Quickie Race Report


I’ve never done an ultra before. I’ve never done a mountain run before. So when I signed up to run a 50K with 3000 meters of climbing in Killington, Vermont (part of the UA Mountain Running Series), I really didn’t know what I was …