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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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ElevenPine Bike Short Review

Do you go for a ride and sometimes feel a little uncomfortable in the spandex? ElevenPine, a company dedicated to cyclists, combines “performance and casual cycling apparel into one product.” Here is the ElevenPine Review: I was sent a sample of the Uprising Short and the Liberator Liner. You wear them both together. The liner…

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Marcum Workplace Challenge Review

In late July, I attended the Marcum Workplace Challenge as an invite from Farrell Fritz Law Firm. This was the first time in many years attending the challenge. I attended the challenge more than 10 years ago when HJMT had a team there. We had about a dozen people participating and I remember trying to…

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In My #happyplace

A few weeks ago, while I was swimming at Tobay Beach on the bayside with one of my training partners. We stopped. I looked around in 360 degrees and announced, “I’m in my #happyplace!” Most mornings, I wake up and get out to do a swim, bike, or run. And when I do, I go…

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Is the Marathon Boom Ending?

The sport of running has experienced a steady rise in participants since the 1990s; then a boom during the ‘08 recession. And it has been widely speculated in the last several years that this boom may be ending as more and more millennials are choosing not to run.  Insidious Threat But RunnerClick – a company…

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Travel and Training

I travel a lot. I also train a lot. So, when I travel, I try to get to training. Recently, I went to Fort Lauderdale to take care of some business for my dad. I decided to stay on the beach in Ft Lauderdale and I’m glad I did. Although I didn’t get to train…

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Why I Love MoxiLife

Q and A with a Company Executive I started using MoxiLife a few months ago and since then, I have been a huge fan. (See my review on this blog.) MoxiLife has helped me get through many long events including a few half marathons and even St. Anthony’s Triathlon! Recently, I had the opportunity to…

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Running and Triathlon Inspired Podcasts

Here are our newest running and triathlon inspired podcasts for your learning and listening enjoyment: TriBike Transport – What are they and how can they help you have a stressless race? Find out all about who they are and what they do on this podcast – http://bit.ly/2JVjJh8 iTri – Building Girls Self-Esteem Through Triathlons –…

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Brooks Ghost 12 Review

When one of my running buddies, Christine, mentioned the Brooks Ghost 12 was now on the market and the Brooks Ghost 11’s won’t be available for long, I reached out to Brooks to see if I could review a pair of the Brooks Ghost 12 Sneakers. “When sneaker companies make changes to their existing line,…

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Long Beach Lifeguard Memorial Swim Race Recap

The Long Beach Lifeguard Memorial Swim has been around for years. And, I remember thinking it was only for lifeguards. So, when I found out this year it was open to all swimmers, I thought, “sure, why not?” I decided to swim the half-mile. They had a 1-mile option as well. The “little” half-mile was…

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Balega Introduces UltraGlide Running Socks

Balega International, the maker of many different types of running socks, just introduced a new line of socks, called UltraGlide, is geared for people who are prone to rubbing spots while running. UltraGlide has variable density cushion pads created to protect pockets covering your metatarsal, heel, and toe. Balega’s current line includes: Hidden Dry –…

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Santic Apparel Review

My friend, Sharon Levy, was Instagram posting some beautiful apparel from Santic and I asked her about it. She told me that the quality was excellent and I should check it out. So I did. Here’s my Santic Apparel review: For Warmer Days… Santic Cycling Jersey Women’s Short Sleeve The Santic Cycling Jersey is hot.…

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Does Training Peaks Integrate with Zwift?

A Step by Step Approach My coach logs in my workouts on Training Peaks. She told me that I could download my training into Zwift and it would be flawless. However, that wasn’t the case. I downloaded the training and then put it into a directory on my PC and physically move it over to…

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3X SmithPoint Triathlon Finisher

This was my third year participating in EventPower’s SmithPoint Triathlon, which makes me a 3X SmithPoint Triathlon Finisher. I love this triathlon, and every year, the organization and coordination of activities get better and better. Before the Race: My friend’s Bruce and Mindy have a house in Mastic Beach, about 15 minutes from the race…

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Are you an A, B or C Triathlete?

Are you an A, B or C triathlete? When I first heard that term, I didn’t know what to think. When I was in college, and even when I went for my master’s degree, I always got “A’s” for my work or some “B’s.” I never got a “C.” But recently, I was classified as…

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New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit

In celebration of Global Running Day, New York Road Runners (NYRR) had a 5K race around Central Park. As an added incentive, they gave away New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit sneakers to all participants. When I signed up for the race with Colleen and Dawn, team members from Team Galloway Long Island, I was…

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Sena R1 Smart Cycling Helmet Review

Shhhh… can you keep a secret? Sometimes, I listen to music when I’m cycling alone and have a long ride. I know a lot of people will frown when they hear this but, I enjoy it. Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Sena R1 Smart Cycling Helmet and boy, do I have a…

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Sports Nutrition Handbook Review

As I’ve been getting more and more into MetPro, a concierge service that analyzes a person’s specific response to diet and activity, and adjusts based on their personal needs and goals, I realize that proper nutrition and hydration make a massive difference in performance and diet. When the Sports Nutrition Handbook arrived, I was thrilled…

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