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Stryd Power Meter Review

Stryd Power Meter Review Move over Cyclists, there aren’t just power meters for bikes any longer, Power meters for runners have been perfected through the years and they are hot! I remember when Stryd started a few years ago and sent me a power meter. I was impressed but found it cumbersome and decided not…

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Protein Review: SYNTHA 6 Cold Stone Creamery

Protein Review: SYNTHA 6 Cold Stone Creamery When the PR folks at SYNTHA-6® approached me to check out a new protein recovery drink and told me it was Cold Stone Creamery birthday cake remix, I jumped.  WHAT??? I love Cold Stone Creamery and having a protein powder that replicated the flavor was definitely the right…

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Ironman Canada Race Review by Imei Hsu

Having read through a few race reports posted by other finishers of the 2018 Ironman Canada course, I feel bolstered to stand my ground with my description of the race being a battleground of survival. Because of illness in the taper weeks before race day on July 29, I surprised myself and pretty much everyone…

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Running Alongside the Wineries

In late August, my family and I went to Napa. We took a detour before dropping off my son back at UC Berkeley.  On the second day of our visit, I decided to run a short three-mile run. In Napa, they have a bike trail that runs along the railroad, so it’s relatively flat. The…

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Mighty Hamptons Race Review 2018

You know Murphy’s Law, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong?” That is what happened to me at the Mighty Hamptons Race in Sag Harbor. EventPower LI does an Awesome Job The race itself is a class act. It takes place in the beautiful Sag Harbor area of the Hamptons. The swim is on…

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Is It Worth Hiring a Nutritionist?

Is it worth hiring a nutritionist? That’s the $1,000 question for all of us pre or post-menopausal women out there who are also endurance athletes but find ourselves working out more and not losing a pound! That’s what happened to me. I find myself working out every day, watching what I eat and the scale…

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Changing the Game of Injury Prevention and Recovery

Changing the Game of Injury Prevention and Recovery Dr. Marc Taczanowski, owner of True Sport Care, has been practicing in Smithtown for 15 years with a focus on Sports Medicine. From his extensive post-doctorate study, his vast array of techniques, and his athlete centered approach he was appointed to the medical staff of the 2014…

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My Fitness Journal Review

My Fitness Journal Review: 365 Days of Fitness. Keep Track of Your Progress. There are so many journals online and offline that are available to the runner, swimmer, cyclist or triathlete. When I started running, a few years back, I started to keep track in a notebook. When that became too cumbersome, I purchased a…

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HOKA One One Clifton 5 Sneaker Review

HOKA One One Clifton 5 Sneaker Review I fell in love with the Hoka Clifton 4’s when I first tried them on. I ended up buying two more pairs because I liked them that much. When the Clifton 5’s came out, I was a little reluctant to try them on. I kept seeing commercials throughout…

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Why I Love Enerskin Compression Gear!

Why I love Enerskin Compression Gear! Customer Highlight: Hilary Topper (Repost from Enerskin Blog) Enerskin is excited to introduce our Customer Highlight series, where we interview customers who’ve tried out the new E75 line of compression gear. In this post, we interview Hilary Topper, triathlete, coach, and blogger extraordinaire! Read on to learn about her…

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Swimming with the Fish in Ft Lauderdale

Swimming with the Fish in Ft. Lauderdale I had just finished the Open Water Swim Long Island Fire Island Swim and was in Pompano Beach, Florida. The temperature was 101 degrees Fahrenheit and I was sweating. I desperately wanted to go for an open water swim on the beach. I brought my ROKA wetsuit, my…

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Final Surge Now Tracks Workout Pain and Injury

Final Surge Now Tracks Workout Pain and Injury FinalSurge.com introduces the “Pain and Injury Report” an elegantly simple way for athletes and coaches to comprehensively track any pain and injuries that occur during a workout. For years now Final Surge has been focusing how to make coaches and athletes more successful. Our research showed that…

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Pt. Lookout Ocean Swim Review

Pt. Lookout Ocean Swim Review After leaving the Bronx when my mom was a young girl, my grandparents built a house in Long Beach across from Lindell School. My mother and her brother went to High School there and after my mother got married to my father, we grew up around the corner from my…

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Best Triathlons on Long Island

Best Triathlons on Long Island Do you like to swim, bike, or run? Then you won’t want to miss this talk with Vicki Ventura, Race Director of EventPower LI. EventPower produces multi-sport events throughout Long Island with a goal to give people the opportunity to participate and compete in triathlons and duathlons. Vicki has more…

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What You See When You Run…

What You See When You Run… I want to preface this story with a thank you to my friend, Nicole Thomas who is an Ironman Triathlete. She posts photos on Facebook of what she sees when she runs. I’m usually so focused inward that I don’t notice what I see on the run, but with…

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I Took the 5-Hour Infinit Nutrition Challenge!

I Took the 5-Hour Infinit Nutrition Challenge! I had never tried Infinit Nutrition, but had heard good things about the company for several years now. I was interested in learning more about their products, since they are a WeRTriathletes team sponsor. So, I took the challenge. Colin Riley was my contact. He explained that there…

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