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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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SlimClip Review

Ever want to run or ride with your mobile phone, but you don’t want to hold it? I’ve found that I put it in my hydration belt, but that’s in place of a water bottle. I’ve also put it in my bra and put it in my sock. But, none of those work well. Recently,…

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Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo Sneakers

The more I run, the more I notice what works for me and what doesn’t. Some shoes are for stability and great for distances, while others just work great on short distances. The Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo Sneakers work well for both long distances and short speed training or races. About the Nike Zoom Pegasus…

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Having Second Thoughts about the 70.3

I signed up, yet again, for a 70.3 (half Ironman). This time, I signed up for the Maine 70.3. I had a comp for Augusta but felt that I wouldn’t have the support there that I would have in Maine. But, now I’m having seconds thoughts about the 70.3. It’s not that I feel I…

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Triathlon Transition Bag 1.0

Transitions can make or break your triathlon. If you spend too much time taking off your wetsuit or “futzing” with your sneakers, your whole event could be done! Now, there’s a new product that organizes your transitions called Triathlon Transition Bag 1.0. When I asked the inventor of the Triathlon Transition Bag 1.0 and CEO…

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How’s It Going with MetPro

Since I started MetPro, a lot of people have asked me “how’s it going with MetPro.” They tell me I look terrific and can’t believe how much weight I lost. It feels exciting to me to wear a size 4 to 6. The other day, I went through my winter clothes and found that most…

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On My Way to the Pool…

After parking my car at the Hofstra parking lot, I started the long walk to the pool. I was wearing my Iron Fit Endurance sweat shirt. An older couple stopped me. “Where is Iron Fit Endurance?” they asked. “Oh, it’s in West Islip,” I said. “How was the race?” they asked me. “The one in…

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CEP Compression Socks Review

Recently I received the Women’s Tall Socks 3.0 for review. These are CEP branded compression socks. What Are Compression Socks? Compression is great for recovery. I also find myself wearing compression socks on the plane because I find my legs swell. Compression socks are also great for the long run because they increase circulation and…

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Best Running Path in Berkeley

I’ve been going to Berkeley, California now for the past four years, while my son was attending UC Berkeley, and I have logged a lot of miles there. To me, the best running path in Berkeley is at the Berkeley Marina. César E. Chávez Park at the Marina The path runs along the César E.…

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Running Outside the Comfort Zone by Susan Lacke

Could you imagine taking a year and running some of the most interesting, yet challenging races around? That’s what author, Susan Lacke did and documented it in her new book, Running Outside the Comfort Zone – an explorer’s guide to the edges of running, published by VeloPress. Running Outside the Comfort Zone takes the reader…

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Skechers Go Run 7 Hyper Review

Every year, I find that Skechers comes out with awesome shoes for runners and triathletes! Recently, I had the opportunity to check out the Skechers Go Run 7 Hyper. Here is my review. Great for Summer Months: The thing about the Go Run 7 Hyper is that they are perfect for summer running. They had…

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New Triathlon Inspired Podcasts

New triathlon inspired podcasts appeared on Hilary Topper on Air. How vibration and heat can alleviate pain Are you sick of being in pain? Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or you’re an athlete that is hurting, feeling pain can disrupt your daily life, your fitness goals, and be incredibly debilitating. But, did you know…

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NYRR Mini 10K Event Review

I ran the NYRR Mini 10K Event in Central Park three times — once in 2015, 2017 and one on Saturday. And you know what? The race was just as good this time as it was the first time I ran it! The big difference for me, I ran it faster on Saturday, than the…

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What Did You Do For Global Running Day?

In celebration of Global Running Day, Colleen, Merril and I headed into the city and caught the 5:24 am train from Long Island to run the 1 for You 1 for Youth 5K run in Central Park. We all wore our Balega socks and I wore the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit Sneakers I…

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Why Do You Need Swim Gear for the Pool?

When you first start out and as you advance in swimming, you often are told by Master Swim instructors to use swim gear for the pool. But, why do you need swim gear for the pool? What is all of this stuff for anyway? What kind of swim gear do you need? Beginners, you will…

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Mighty Northfork Vineyard 5K Run

Have you ever run in a vineyard? I’ve run passed vineyards when I was in Northern California, but have never run through and around an actual vineyard, until I ran the Mighty Northfork Vineyard 5K. The Mighty Northfork Vineyard 5K was one of the scheduled races for Team Galloway LI. Heading out to Duck Walk…

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New Balance Fresh Foam More

Half Marathoners, Marathoners and Ultra Marathoners, there’s a new shoe in town from New Balance and it’s called Fresh Foam More. These shoes have maximum custioning for a smooth ride. Ultra Padding The New Balance Fresh Foam More has “More” in its name because there is more cushioning than many of their other shoes. The…

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TriBike Transport Review

After booking St. Anthony’s Triathlon in St. Petersburg, I immediately looked for options to transport my bike. TriBike Transport has been a partner of WeRTriathletes for the past couple of years. They offer our members’ discounts on transporting one’s bike to a race they support. To be transparent, they gave me a comp on transport.…

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The Gorby – A Zwift Workout

I had a one-hour trainer ride on Zwift. It was cold and there was no way I was going outside to do this ride. I looked at my options and saw a ride I hadn’t done yet, called The Gorby. I was excited about it. I read in small print that this was a hard…

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Like Smoothies?

If you like smoothies, you will love the book, Sport Smoothies by Fern Green! The book includes more than 65 recipes to boost your workouts and recovery. Green is a chef, food stylist, and food writer. She has written more than a dozen books on healthy eating. Interestingly, each recipe includes four to six ingredients.…

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Swimming Drills… Who Needs Them?

I love swimming, but I hate swimming drills. Why do we do them? And, who needs them anyway? Recently, I asked Shawn Tannenbaum of Total Master Swimming on Long Island what he thought. Here’s what he said: “Efficient swimming needs two key elements to ensure success.  Proper technique and improved swim fitness.  The Drills below could help…

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Balega Unveils New Kids Socks for Spring 2019

Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market known for its underlying technical performance, expands its Silver, Hidden Dry, Blister Resist, Women’s Enduro and children’s Hidden Cool sock collections with new colorways for Spring 2019. The updated styles is now available. “Balega is committed to creating socks founded upon research, design, technical…

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Life is a Marathon Book Review

When you run in a group, you truly connect with the other runners in the group. You may come from different backgrounds, and yet, running is a binding force that attracts you to other runners. Everyone has a story about how running has impacted their lives. Life is a Marathon, by Matt Fitzgerald, is a…

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An Embarrassing Thing Happened at the Pool

I lost nearly 15 pounds and didn’t realize that some of my xl bathing suits were a little too big. Hence, an embarrassing thing happened at the pool. I threw a bathing suit in my gym bag and this time, I remembered to bring a towel to the pool. I arrived at Hofstra Swim Center,…

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