Marathon Runner vs. Salsa Dancer. Who is the better athlete?

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.

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Swim training in the pool. Improve technique now.

Carrie Jesse, a USAT certified Triathlon coach & US Masters Swimming coach, contributed this article.  Carrie specializes in helping beginner athletes conquer the open swim. 

I admit it. When the outside temperature rests in single digits for multiple days in a row, the last thing I want to do is jump into a pool. Even when the pool is inside, heated, and a hot tub is readily available, I can’t quite commit to leaving my warm bed for an early morning swim. 

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Fitting it in: How to Train in a 60 hour Workweek

The age-old question for any committed athlete, "when"?  It is NEVER EVER "IF". It is always when.  

Successful executive age-groupers have figured out how to fit their training into a 60+ hour work week. What is the trick? We explored the topic years ago in this post, and we detailed a training plan for a Half Ironman Triathlon.

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Barry’s Bootcamp has serious competition from a Yoga Studio

Tamara Turkisher contributed this blog. She is an insurance agent, dog lover, foodie and exercise enthusiast.

From Yoga to Bootcamp

I workout religiously and I like routine. My “normal” 6 days a week sweat extravaganza includes a Hot Vinyasa Flow Class, and/or a Yoga Sculpt Class (heated Yoga combined with Weight Training and Cardio), and/or Barry’s Bootcamp, which is a combination of Cardio/Treadmill intervals with weight training etc. It works for me.

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How to train for your first triathlon

YOUR first one!  So you’ve decided to take the triathlon plunge? You won’t be the only triathlete newbie in the starting area. Race participation has increased more than 300% over the last five years and continues to grow. Athletic-Minded Traveler will help you:

  1.  pick the race distance

  2.  gear up

  3.  create a training plan

  4.  & avoid mistakes

 As NIKE once encouraged, “Just Do It”

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Marathon Training - Your Long Run

It's Labor Day, so those of you training for the Chicago Marathon, New York Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon, and other Fall marathons, should be nearing the time for your "Long Run". Here are a few tips to make your Long Run as productive as possible:

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1. Distance

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