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My First Triathlon & Tips I Learned

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by Kim Frei My first triathlon would never have happened if my father didn’t decide to get into the sport. My dad doesn’t have a history of athletic abilities or a miracle pill that suddenly makes exercising not hurt so much, but in the last year he has shown a huge amount of determination. I…

2014 Kona Chronicles – The Swim

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by BJ Christenson The time has come once again for my annual report about all things Kona and the Ironman World Championship.  This will be my 8th race here at the world championships and things are really starting to become quite familiar.  As my final preparations are taking place here on the island I thought…

Amanda: Marathon Countdown Continues

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by Amanda Theobald (Part 2 of 4) Previously I may have understated my fear of racing this distance. When in fact, I have been pretty darn scared of this race. I have been working at the running store for six years telling people they will do great in their race and feeling surprised that I…

Amanda: Training for My 1st Marathon

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by Amanda Theobald (Part 1 of 4) Hi, my name is Amanda and I am training for my first marathon. In fact, it is exactly one month away. I decided in October I was going to do a marathon during 2014 because I turn 26, so it’s the golden year of the marathon (26 years…

RISE 5K Walk/Run & 5K Cocoa Run for Charity

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RISE Family Services 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run and Silent Auction – Sept. 28th Come out and support a great cause! RISE Services is hosting its first annual 5K walk/run fundraiser event at Sugarhouse Park on September 28, 2013. RISE is a non-profit agency specializing in home and community-based supports for children and adults with disabilities,…

Refuse Defeat!

This post is about not giving up even when the stakes are low. You see, it’s easier to be motivated for your runs or cross training sessions when you are training for something, but what about when there aren’t any races on your horizon? Right now, I’m not training for anything other than to be…

Dog Attacks on Runners

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By Amanda Theobald I got attacked by a dog, while running, in a scary way. It being scary is subjective, and I don’t think I am especially dramatic so just go with it. I have had dogs bark, chase, and even little ones nip at my ankles. Yet, I had never been seriously threatened. Until…

Freedom to Run

by Scott Dickey SLRC Employee When I signed up for the Army back in 2000 I had no idea what I was getting myself in to.  I had just graduated college and the desire to enlist grew too strong for me to ignore.  Before I knew it I was being flown to Fort Benning, Georgia…
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