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San Jose Rock ‘n Roll Race Review

There’s something appealing about the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon series that is unlike any other event. There are “groupies” who travel the world with Rock ‘n Roll and run many of their races. The San Jose Rock ‘n Roll 10K and Half Marathon Race was no different. Why I Loved This Course This is one…

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Crazy Compression Socks Review

Runners love being Crazy! We love dressing up and running for the love of running and for the fun of being crazy. A relatively new company came on the market to address the needs of us crazy runners and it’s called Crazy Compression Socks. Here’s my review: I received two review pairs of socks –…

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San Jose Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Expo

If you’ve been following me, you know I love expos. That’s why I organized one in 2016 in NYC, the NY TRI Expo. So, when there’s an expo, I want to spend the time exploring, especially at the San Jose Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Expo.  First off, for an expo, it’s well-organized and the flow…

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Tips on Buying a New Road Bike

Since it’s off season, it’s a great time to think about and even buy a new road bike or time trial bike. Dan Sirota, owner of Brands Cycle and Fitness in Wantagh, provided me with some tips on buying your new road bike. “For starters,” he said, “the fit is very important. Make sure you…

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80/20 Triathlon by Fitzgerald and Warden

Free Book Available by Commenting Below One of the things that Jeff Galloway says in all of his run/walk/run programs is go very easy on the long runs and the short runs, push the effort. So, when the book 80/20 Triathlon  by Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden came to my door, I was psyched to…

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Hamptons Half Marathon Review

A couple of weeks ago, seven members (Didi, Dawn, Rebecca, Colleen, Laura, Ray and Jon) of Team Galloway Long Island and I attended the Hamptons Half Marathon on Long Island. We had been training for this event for months and since Southampton was far for most of us, the six women decided to book a…

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How to Improve Your Swimming Skills

How to Improve Your Swimming Skills Are you learning how to swim or are you training for your next triathlon? If the answer to either one of those questions is yes, then you don’t want to miss this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, as I talks to Warren Rothman, Co-Owner of Total Masters Swimming.…

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Street Smart Strategies for a Competitive Edge

Street Smart Strategies for a Competitive Edge Do negative thoughts cloud your mind and keep you from accomplishing your personal or professional goals? Tune into this episode of Hilary Topper On Air as she speaks with Dan Schaefer, CEO of Peak Performance Strategies & the Confidential Sounding Board, a company that assists individuals in achieving a…

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Peak Triathlon Coaching Tip of the Month

Hydration can make or break a race or workout. Staying hydrated day to day is really important. Don’t fall behind! Make sure you are getting your water and electrolytes before, during and after workouts. Being hydrated is something that cannot be crammed at the last minute and can take a day or two until you…

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Do You Need a Power Meter?

This was one of the best webinars I had seen in a long time and I wanted to share with you. Colin Cook of Peak Triathlon Coaching and head coach of WeRTriathletes, gives a great overview of why you need a power meter and what it can do for you. Check it out here:

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RXBar Review

I have seen RXBAR’s in many of the supermarkets and health food stores around the NY area, but it wasn’t until I was in Berkeley, California that I decided to try one out. At the Berkeley Bowl Standing in an all-natural supermarket called, Berkeley Bowl, at the protein bar aisle looking at the wall of…

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Which Protein is Better for Recovery: Whey or Casein?

Which Protein is Better for Recovery: Whey or Casein? Submitted by PacificHealth Labs The enormous benefits of adding protein to a sports and recovery drink are well-documented. However all protein is not the same. The specific properties of a protein are dependent on its amino acid profile. A question often raised in sports nutrition is whether whey or…

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OdorKlenz Product Review

Let’s face it, we all work out hard and our clothes take a beating! Most of us use regular detergent to clean our workout clothes, including me. But I recently gave OdorKlenz a go. The company approached me and provided me with a sample to try out on my workout clothes.  OdorKlenz Laundry Additive reduces…

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MetPro – A Concierge Program for the Athlete Review

I noticed that I was getting targeted on Instagram and Facebook from a company called MetPro. MetPro is a concierge training and nutrition program geared to fit your active lifestyle. Specifically, MetPro is “Metabolic Profiling (MetPro), an advanced methodology created by Transformation Specialist Angelo Poli. The company analyzes a person’s specific response to diet and…

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Stepping Stone Lighthouse Race Review

The entire EventPower LI team do such a great job organizing incredible races. They never cease to amaze me! The 2nd year Stepping Stone Lighthouse 5K Run was no different. This was one of the best races I ran on Long Island in a long time! The setting was magnificent and the course was challenging.…

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Pain Remedi – New Product Review

Get 15% off this product by using the code below! Pain Remedi– New Product Review I get sent samples of pain relief products all the time. However, most of them don’t work and when they don’t work, I don’t review them. Recently, Pain Remedi, a new company located in Carmel Valley, California, reached out to…

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Swimming in Tobay Beach – Bay Side

There are groups of people who go out to Tobay Beach on the Bay side nearly every day during the summer. When the sun rises, most go out at 5:30 am, but as the sun comes up later, 6:30 am is our time to swim. If you’ve never seen swimmers in wetsuits running into the…

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Crawl of Fame by Julie Moss Review

The first time I heard about Julie Moss was when I saw TRI the movie. A lot of people who are into triathlons are probably thinking, “Really? You never heard of Julie Moss, the most famous triathlete?” At that time, I was about two years into the sport and after researching who Julie was, I…

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Peak Triathlon Coaching Tip of the Month

Dynamic warm up before every swim – Warming up your shoulder muscles before your swim is just as important as the pre-run warm up.   The rotator cuff muscles will perform better with an active warm up that increases blood flow to these important shoulder stabilizers.  Perform 20 small arm circles clockwise and counter clockwise then…

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