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I Want To Run A Marathon

26.2 miles seems outrageous to some people, but kudos to you for deciding to tackle an awe-inspiring mission. Completing a marathon takes commitment, dedication, and time but ultimately provides many rewards. The majority of training plans call for 16 to 20 weeks of training. A good training plan will have you run three to five (or sometimes more) times per [...]

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Morning Jogging: How to be a Morning Runner

So maybe you’re not a morning person. The thought of setting your alarm for before 8 AM is unsettling. But with busy work days and the extreme Summer heat, the only time you have to run lately has been in the mornings. If you are running less than you want to, consider changing the time of day that you [...]

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Core Moves for Runners

A strong core will greatly benefit your running. Increasing stability in your core improves your posture allowing you to navigate trails more easily and build muscle along the way — plus, core stability is a huge factor in injury prevention for runnersCore work doesn’t have to mean long hours in the gym, either: the best core work tends to [...]

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Cycle for a Cause

Having just participated in a charity 5K road race this past weekend got us thinking about what other events are organized around charities.   If you have a bike - hop on and help knock out Cancer, Diabetes or Multiple Sclerosis or some other bothersome disease!Here are a few - let us know if you have [...]

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Workout for a Cause!

As the weather begins to warm up and you reengage with your sneakers, why not take this opportunity to partner up with a charity and raise money while working out!Check out the growing category of fitness apps that double as a fund raiser while you pound the pavement. Here are five that we have found and tried. [...]

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Protein Shakes - What's The Story Part III

Now that we have our Protein Powder (See our Previous Post), it's time to make some delicious tasking shakes. Despite the good protein shakes do for our bodies, they can sometimes be a little hard to swallow-literally. But with these recipes you will be enjoying each sip!  For each recipe, put all the ingredients into a blender [...]

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Protein Shakes - What's The Story Part II

In a continuation of our Mini Series on Protein Shakes we explore how to make Protein Powder. Protein PowderBy making your own protein powder you have the option of putting into into just about anything!  Here is a quick and easy way to make your own PowderIngredients3 cups (240 gm) instant nonfat dry milk, divided1 cup [...]

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Protein Shakes - What's The Story Part I

There are so many articles written and statements made about Protein Shakes - how is one supposed to weed through the information?  In this Gear Beast Blog Mini-Series we will explore Protein Shakes and try to answer a series of popular questions.  If you have additional questions send them our way and we will attempt [...]

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​Are Granola Bars Really Good For You?

As I was purchasing my ski ticket last week I picked up a Granola Bar from a bucket at the ticket office. On the Gondola ride up, I started reading the ingredients and began to wonder – are these things really good for you…. So, we did a little research!The answer to the question is like most things [...]

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Obstacle Races: Which One Should you Choose?

As Obstacle Races have grown in popularity, the distinctions between the types of races have evolved. Figuring out which type is the right one for you can be a challenge by itself. Here we attempt to lay out the differences between the Big Three – Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and Warrior Dash. Hopefully this will help you find [...]

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