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Swim, Bike, Bonk Book Review

In the new book, Swim, Bike, Bonk – Confessions of a Reluctant Triathlete, travel writer, Will McGough, takes the reader on a journey. He shares his experience signing up for, training and participating in Ironman Arizona in just three months. Swim, Bike, Bonk Swim, Bike, Bonk – is a true story. The author is an…

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UA Intelliknit Review

Winter is quickly approaching. With temperatures steadily descending, it’s time to think about layering for both the run and bike. UA recently came out with a new product called, Intelliknit. I was given a sample for review. UA Intelliknit is lightweight, yet extremely warm. It’s soft and I love the way the fabric feels on…

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Fall Foliage Half Marathon Experience

A few weeks ago, several members of Team Galloway LI drove nearly three hours to Rhinebeck, NY to run the Fall Foliage Half Marathon. It was a magnificent drive. There was some traffic, but the foliage (and the event) made up for all of that! It was simply gorgeous. Here’s my race experience: My teammates…

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NYC Marathon – Three Years Later

It’s exactly three years after I ran the NYC Marathon in 2016. That was one of the toughest, yet fulfilling races in my life. Since then, I have watched my Team Galloway Long Island runners, praying that they complete the NYC Marathon feeling strong. The first year after I ran the race, two of our…

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Climate Change Is Slowing You Down

I recently got the following press release from RunRepeat which I thought I would share with you. It talks about how climate change is slowing down runners and triathletes. Read on… New Study A new study from RunRepeat, however, aimed at dissecting what actually happens to runners in increased heat and the findings are interesting. According…

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KT Tape Extreme Review

If you use KT Tape, you know that the tape works. Some of us don’t understand how it works but know it just does. An article in the New York Times suggests that by using KT Tape, you are lifting the skin away from the injured spot, which speeds the healing process. KT Tape also…

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Balega Doesn’t Just Make Great Running Socks…

Balega International makes the best running socks. Ever since I started wearing them, I have not gotten a blister! But, in addition to making great running socks, Balega also gives back to the community through their Lesedi Project. Lesedi Project Through the Lesedi Project, Balega has supported the Ethembeni School, a boarding school that caters…

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New Trucker Tri Cap from Headsweats

How cool is this? Here is the new trucker tri cap from Headsweats: Facts about the cap The performance trucker hat features a lightweight fabric that is excellent for ventilation. The new trucker tri cap from Headsweats has a sweatband that keeps sweat out of your eyes and features a black under-visor to reduce glare,…

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KTTape KT Recovery +

I have a lot of recovery devices. The other day, Dr. Poplarski, my chiropractor, shook his head when he heard I had the Normatec Unit (compression unit for your legs and hips). But the one thing I didn’t have was a good Ice/Heat Wrap System. When the KTTape folks reached out, I asked them if…

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NYRR Bronx 10 Mile Race Experience

“Boogie Down in The Bronx” was this year’s theme at the NYRR Bronx 10 Mile Race last weekend. As I boogied down, I focused on thinking about my cousin, Mindy, and the rest of my family who grew up here, including my mom. I dedicated this race to both my family and my Team Galloway…

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Need Sports Glasses for Riding and Running?

If you need sports glasses for riding and/or running, read on. I have a few pair of sports glasses. For years, I’ve been seeking a company that would make both progressive glasses and photochromic lenses in one package. When Sports RX reached out to me to tell me they could make that pair, I was…

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Kate’s Real Food Review

Most bars are filled with preservatives and either lots of sugar or lots of sugar substitutes. So, when Kate’s Real Food approached me and ask if I would be interested in checking out their new product, I obliged. How it happened… Kate was a ski bum in Jackson Hole in the late 1990s. She was…

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How to Swim in Choppy Water

At the end of August on Long Island, it felt like fall had already started. I had a swim date to meet my friend, Lisa, at Tobay Beach, about five miles east of Jones Beach. When I got to the beach, I met another teammate, Peggy. Choppy Water “Wow, the water looks choppy today,” Peggy…

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Monster Energy Product Review

A few months ago, a PR firm reached out to me to question me about energy drinks. Later, I found I was being questioned about Monster Energy Products. I have never tried Monster Energy products because I thought they were loaded with sugar. To my surprise, Monster Energy sent me a gift box for review.…

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Swimming in the Ocean

I don’t typically swim in the ocean. I’m not sure why. Even as a kid, I didn’t go past my waist. But swimming in the ocean gets you ready for any type of open water race you do, so when Barbara Cronin-Stagnari invited me to join her at Jones Beach, I was honored. “It’s a…

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End of the Summer Run Series

Every Monday evening for most of the summer, EliteFeats produced the Summer Run Series. The Natural Heritage Trust retained them as part of the New York State Parks Department. About the Summer Race Series There were eight races at various parks across Long Island including Sunken Meadow, Heckscher, Hempstead Lake State Park, Jones Beach, Belmont,…

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UJA-Federation AquaRun Race Review

I worked for UJA-Federation many years ago and saw first hand the work that they did in our community. One of the agencies that benefitted from UJA was called Altro Health & Rehabilitation Services. I was the director of PR and Development. We helped people with psychiatric disabilities and helped them get job placements in…

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Triathlon Race Checklist

Every time I race in a triathlon, I search the internet frantically looking for a checklist. So to make things a little easier for you (and for me), I created a triathlon race checklist. So, if you’re packing for a race, you can use this checklist to make sure you have everything. (If I’m missing…

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The Joy of Swimming Review

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for either someone you know who loves swimming or a gift for yourself, The Joy of Swimming, an Inspired Collection of Quotations for Those Who Love to Swim, is for you. I love swimming. It makes me feel a sense of freedom when I’m in the open water…

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