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Peak Triathlon Coaching Tip of the Month

Count your steps – Get familiar with stride turnover—the rate of steps you take while running, regardless of pace. The fastest, most efficient runners have a cadence of around 180 steps per minute and keep their feet close to the ground with light, short, and speedy steps. To find your magic number, run for one…

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Swiftwick Socks for 2019

Swiftwick is a running/lifestyle sock that is well-made and extremely comfortable. They may be a great choice for socks in 2019, whether you will focus on strength training, running or golf. Recently, the company sent me two pairs for review. Fitlite XT Zero Socks The first was called Fitlite Xt Zero socks.  The pair I received…

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Product Review: Pain Remedi

Product Review: Pain Remedi If you’re reading this blog, you are like me, always working out. And with working out, comes fatigue and sore muscles. It’s just part of the territory.  A new start up company approached me to check out samples of their product called Pain Remedi. The owner, Roman Kristl, was a professional…

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Holiday Gifts for the Triathlete

You may think that triathletes have everything, but in reality, there’s always something we need. If you’re looking for a special gift for the Cyclist or Triathlete in your life, consider these holiday gift ideas. At Brands Cycle and Fitness in Wantagh, Dan Sirota, owner offers some suggestions: When you’re shopping for Christmas, think of…

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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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