Like most Americans, the Coronavirus has upped our TV viewing time, but only a few shows have made our "must see TV" list. We should write another blog with a full list of recommendations, but the latest show that our entire family enjoyed was "World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji" on Amazon's Prime TV network.
Crossing the finish line of any marathon for the first time requires physical and mental conditioning. There's physical fatigue, the mental highs of pushing past psychological limitations, and the sheer excitement of feeding off competitors and a crowd. It is just this sort of physical and mental prep that are also required to be an accomplished salsa dancer.
Whether you're an expert or beginner cyclist, it's part of the fun and challenge to take your participation in your sport to the next level. So how about signing up for your first century ride?
*Editor's Note: Some content has been updated in 2023
Parents Magazine included a short blurb about dental X-rays in the November 2009 issue. And since many of our readers have kids, we think this information is worth passing along -- Consider the findings before your or your child's next appointment. Or consider taking a look at this article from Ask The Dentist that provides many answers about X-rays and kids.
If you are about to run in the Chicago Marathon (or any marathon for that matter) and are wondering, "What race day items do I need for a marathon?", keep reading. All of the following long-distance running items should make your pack and prep list. These are Marathon Must-Haves:
1) Body Glide - the single most important product for a happy race. Rub this waxy stick all over your body (especially the armpits, nipples, back of your neck, top of feet and elbow/knee creases) to avoid painful chafing and irritating burns.
I've played with Bikram's famous quote in the title. It really reads: "Never too old, never too sick, never too bad, never too late to start from scratch and begin again." - Bikram Choudhury
Athletic-Minded Traveler subscriber, H. Scott Sarran, can no longer say he's never won anything. Be careful what you wish for Scott...Ironman just released its lottery winners and Scott is on the list. Congrats! Be sure to tell your wife and kids that they'll likely never see you this summer!
Congratulations to all the other lottery winners as well.
Our Athletic-Minded Traveler video crew had a blast interviewing cyclists, mechanics, fans, and even the podium ladies at the Tour of California's final stage in San Diego. Everyone was happy to talk to us, even the time-crunched and focused riders.
Another marathon...another death. This past weekend's Little Rock Marathon is the latest event to have a participant expire after crossing the finish line. 27-year-old Adam Nickel of Madison, Wisconsin, completed the race, then died from cardiac arrest. According to early reports, emergency personnel attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until an ambulance arrived with a defibrillator. If true, this fact raises a red flag in my mind!
One of the great experiences provided by the Tour of California is the amazingly up-close access that spectators receive. Not only can cycling fans get autographs from and take pictures with the top cyclists in the world, but you also gain insights into the overlooked minutae of race preparation and post-race responsibilities.