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Holiday Gift Idea: ROKA Phantom Sunglasses

Holiday Gift Idea: ROKA Phantom Sunglasses Runners, cyclists, have you seen or heard about the ROKA Phantom Sunglasses? Well, I would say that they are a game changer in the eyewear industry and a perfect holiday gift for you or the triathlete in your life! First off, when you get the ROKA Phantom Sunglasses in…

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Epic Races and the Future of Triathlons

Epic Races and the Future of Triathlons On this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary will be speaking with Eva Solomon, the founder of CEO of Epic Races. Epic Races, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, produces MultiSport and endurance events for beginner through elite athletes.  Founded in 2008 with The Tri Goddess Triathlon, the first…

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Sneaker Review: Hoka One One Bondi 5

Sneaker Review: Hoka One One Bondi 5 I love the Clifton 4 Hoka One One shoe. I find them extremely comfortable and a nice smooth ride. After going to Road Runner Sports in Berkeley, the store manager, Tyler, told me that if I like the Clifton 4, “you will love the Bondi 5. They are…

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Seaford’s Hot Chocolate 5K Run

Seaford’s Hot Chocolate 5K Run There’s nothing better than running a race and seeing your teammates on the course! Team Galloway LI decided to run this Seaford Hot Chocolate 5K Race as one of our scheduled Saturday runs. Not everyone showed but most of the group was there. Merril and I got to the Seaford…

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Product Review: Smartwool Running Socks

Product Review: Smartwool Running Socks I love Smartwool products. For years now, I’ve been wearing the clothing and the socks for skiing. So, when Smartwool reached out and asked if I would check out and review their socks, I agreed. They sent me two pair, both for running. They sent me the Women’s PhD Run…

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Garden City Turkey Trot Review

Garden City Turkey Trot Review In 2011, I ran the Garden City Turkey Trot with my husband, Brian. We were gearing up for our first half marathon and I remember struggling through this run. It was tough for me as a beginner runner. Fast forward six years… When Merril put up a post on our…

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How to Get Rid of Negative Thoughts

How to Get Rid of the Negative Thoughts Everyone experiences negative thoughts from time to time, but for a triathlete, these negative thoughts become detrimental when competing for a triathlon. In the beginning of August, I spoke with Dan Schaefer, PhD., a sports and business strategist, as a part of a live webinar series for…

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Product Review: New GU Flavors

Product Review: New GU Flavors I was recently approached by GU to test out a couple of their new flavors. They have two new flavors on the market — Campfire S’mores Energy Gel and Cola Me-Happy. Both flavors were intriguing to me so I decided to try them out. Campfire S’mores – These little energy…

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Deep End of the Pool Workouts Book Review

Deep End of the Pool Workouts Book Review Jeff Galloway has been saying for years to do deep pool workouts to help you become a stronger and faster runner. So, when the opportunity came up to review the Deep End of the Pool Workouts – No-Impact Interval Training and Strength Exercises, I was excited. The…

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Miami Man Triathlon Review

Miami Man Triathlon Review Miami Man was on my bucket list for a long time. I first heard about the event after I competed in the Los Olas Triathlon in March 2016. Miami Man and the Los Olas Triathlon are just two of the many races organized by MultiRace. From the time I signed up until…

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