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Commuting to Work—Common Cycling 'Issues'

Commuting to Work—Common Cycling ‘Issues’


“I commute to work and I’m having some minor sores and chafing issues, even though it’s a short ride. Help!” Don’t stress. We’ve got some solutions. I’d say the biggest issue is that you’re getting a bit chafed during your ride and then staying …


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My Top 5… Running Tips


Getting started in running? Here’s what I really, really wish I had known when I got started! If you’re not new to running, some of these may seem a little ‘duh,’ but a) that’s why they’re my Top 5, because they’re the most basic …




How Running “Easy” Makes You Faster 

How (And Why) I Learned to Run EASY


Reading The Happy Runner and working with David Roche has taught me one major thing in recent months: Easy running takes work. Seriously. It’s HARD to run easy! Have you ever really, honestly run easy? Probably not. It took a while for me to …




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My Top 5… Cycling Tips


Getting started in cycling? Here’s what I really, really wish I had known when I got started—maybe then I wouldn’t have spent the first 2 years riding in my gym shorts instead of finding comfortable bibs! If you’re not new to cycling, some of …



Racing Weight: Should Endurance Athletes ACTUALLY Care?


I really enjoyed digging into racing weight for Map My Run. It’s one of those topics I think A LOT about, because my community is such a mixed bag of high-level pro racers in a few different types of endurance sport, and plenty of …



Why Your Off Day Should Be OFF the Bike—A Practical Tip


Wondering what to do on your off day? STAY OFF THE BIKE! If you’re new to this site, you may or may not know that I wrote a book all about nether regions and the bike called ‘Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy.’ The …