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Indoor Track Workout

Indoor Track Workout

Indoor tracks can be awesome.  For someone who really likes to run outside but hates the treadmill, an indoor track offers a nice alternative when the weather prevents an outdoor run. Today was exactly that sort of day.  Right now, my class schedule is does […]

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What’s Next? My Summer Outlook

What’s Next? My Summer Outlook

In the simplest terms, leaders are those who know where they want to go, and get up, and go.  – John Erskine Once you come off the high from a race, there is usually a let down feeling.  You work so hard to get to […]

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Quick No-Gym Required Workout

Quick No-Gym Required Workout

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice. – Bethany Hamilton Hey Runners,  Looking for a quick at home workout to add to your week?  Well here’s one I did this morning.  […]

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Giving Up Grain Part 2

Giving Up Grain Part 2

What food would you give up to be healthy? I think it depends on how sick you are and how badly you want to be healthy.  At this point, I will eat or not eat whatever in order to be healthy. It has been a […]

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Archive RW: Your Fastest 5K

Archive RW: Your Fastest 5K

I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. -Meb Keflezighi, silver medalist, 2004 Olympic Marathon I don’t save all my Runner’s Worlds, but I do have quite a few.  So when I was looking […]

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Giving Up Grain Part 1

Giving Up Grain Part 1

I’ve always said, I could never go Paleo because I’m a runner and need my grains.  I need my pre-race bagel with peanut butter and banana.  I need my winter pre-run fuel of steel-cut oats and cherries.  I need my black beans and brown rice.  […]

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Celebrity Minute – Ryan and Sara Hall

Celebrity Minute – Ryan and Sara Hall

What are you doing this weekend?  Well, if you have a minute on Sunday, tune into the LAX marathon!  My favorite running couple, Ryan and Sara Hall will be racing.  These two have spent the last several months training for this event and this weekend […]

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Competitor Magazine Workout with Picture Runner Tweaks

Competitor Magazine Workout with Picture Runner Tweaks

If I could write a letter to my younger self and give myself some coaching advice it would probably go something like this: Dear 20-something Alexia, I know you really hate to lift weights, but you need to.  I promise you it won’t make you […]

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Basic Post Run Smoothie

Basic Post Run Smoothie

When I come back from a run, I know I need to eat a little something, but I don’t usually have much of an appetite.  This right here is my go-to: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.  It is a no-frills, basic smoothie.  In fact, it […]

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Winter Pre-Run Fuel

Winter Pre-Run Fuel

The great thing about early morning winter runs is that you don’t have to get up as early as you would in the summer.  You can get up at the comfortable time of 6 or 6:30 and still have breakfast before the sun is up.  […]

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