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10 Great Half Marathons For 1st Timers

Running | PUBLISHED 04.23.17 | Michael Ryan

While there is no dearth of marathons around the US, you are advised to start off with a half marathon, especially if you are a 1st timer. Pounding the pavement in a group atmosphere to enjoy...

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The Best Ways to Recover After a Marathon, Triathlon or Duathlon

Health & Nutrition | PUBLISHED 04.19.17 | Michael Ryan

Marathons are tough on the body. Whether it is a marathon, triathlon or a duathlon, almost every physiological system, including cells, hormones and muscles, is pushed to the maximum....

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8 Great Marathons for 1st Timers

Running | PUBLISHED 03.28.17 | Michael Ryan
Chicago Marathon

For all running enthusiasts who have finally decided to run their first marathon; there are thousands of options available. Owing to the huge popularity of running events, there are more than ....

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How to Score Closeout Deals on Athletic Gear

Clothing, Sneakers, Gear and Gadgets | PUBLISHED 03.26.17 | Michael Ryan
Closeout deals on spring running gear

Hundreds of athletes end up buying the wrong sports gear in an attempt to get the best deal. Not all affordable athletic gear which is cheap fits you. Most of the stuff you get at 70% looks fabulous....

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Why Have So Many Obstacle Course Races Gone Bankrupt?

Obstacle Course/Adventure Race | PUBLISHED 03.16.17 | Michael Ryan
Why Have So Many Obstacle Course Races Gone Bankrupt?

Commonly referred to as OCR, obstacle-course racing has been dubbed the fastest-growing sport in history. However, the sport has suffered a 30% decline in finishers in 2015....

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How to Effectively Prepare for a Duathlon

Duathlon | PUBLISHED 03.12.17 | Michael Ryan
How to Effectively Prepare for a Duathlon

Duathlons are challenging and require extensive training for opening a fast run, biking hard and then running again for finishing the race. Like other similar endurance sports, the secret of success lies in....

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Racing's Doping Dilemma: The Importance of Race Drug Tests

Health & Nutrition | PUBLISHED 03.12.17 | Michael Ryan
Racing's Doping Dilemma: The Importance of Race Drug Tests

Performance-enhancing drugs have plagued sports such as track and field, cycling and road racing for several decades now. There have been numerous well-known athletes who have been mired in scandals....

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What to Look For When Buying a Used Road/Triathlon Bike

Cycling | PUBLISHED 02.22.17 | Michael Ryan
What to Look For When Buying a Used Road/Triathlon Bike

Triathletes are always willing to spend for speed. Nevertheless, can they go for a used bike instead of buying a new one? Here is a handy guide to buying a used road/triathlon bike....

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Training Tips for an Obstacle Race

Obstacle Course/Adventure Race | PUBLISHED 01.25.17 | Michael Ryan
Training Tips for an Obstacle Race

It is important to train well before you even think of participating in an obstacle race. Crossing the finish line triumphantly is not an easy accomplishment. However, there are several training strategies to help you....

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The Top Races and Running Events in January and February That You Can Take Part In

Running | PUBLISHED 01.25.17 | Michael Ryan
The Top Races and Running Events in January and February That You Can Take Part In

It seems as if everywhere you go, someone wants to participate in a running event. It does not matter if you are a seasoned pro or a newbie if you want to run at your local racing event...

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