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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

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 me, and I’m glad they did because this product really…

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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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Stryd Power Meter Review

Stryd Power Meter Review Move over Cyclists, there aren’t just power meters for bikes any longer, Power meters for runners have been perfected through the years and they are hot! I remember when Stryd started a few years ago and sent me a power meter. I was impressed but found it cumbersome and decided not…

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Protein Review: SYNTHA 6 Cold Stone Creamery

Protein Review: SYNTHA 6 Cold Stone Creamery When the PR folks at SYNTHA-6® approached me to check out a new protein recovery drink and told me it was Cold Stone Creamery birthday cake remix, I jumped.  WHAT??? I love Cold Stone Creamery and having a protein powder that replicated the flavor was definitely the right…

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Ironman Canada Race Review by Imei Hsu

Having read through a few race reports posted by other finishers of the 2018 Ironman Canada course, I feel bolstered to stand my ground with my description of the race being a battleground of survival. Because of illness in the taper weeks before race day on July 29, I surprised myself and pretty much everyone…

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Running Alongside the Wineries

In late August, my family and I went to Napa. We took a detour before dropping off my son back at UC Berkeley.  On the second day of our visit, I decided to run a short three-mile run. In Napa, they have a bike trail that runs along the railroad, so it’s relatively flat. The…

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Mighty Hamptons Race Review 2018

You know Murphy’s Law, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong?” That is what happened to me at the Mighty Hamptons Race in Sag Harbor. EventPower LI does an Awesome Job The race itself is a class act. It takes place in the beautiful Sag Harbor area of the Hamptons. The swim is on…

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Is It Worth Hiring a Nutritionist?

Is it worth hiring a nutritionist? That’s the $1,000 question for all of us pre or post-menopausal women out there who are also endurance athletes but find ourselves working out more and not losing a pound! That’s what happened to me. I find myself working out every day, watching what I eat and the scale…

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