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Summer camps are not just for kids!

Our guest blogger, Mark Shorter from LifeSport Coaching, brought up a topic which took me back to those summers when I was 10 years old.  My mom packing a Ziploc freezer bag with a pair of socks, t-shirt, shorts and fresh underwear for each day of the week as I headed off to summer camp.  It reminded me of all the friends and fun times, the silly games and fierce competitions as well as the great stories told around the campfire at the end of an exhausting day.  It also reminded me of the four summers during my high-school years spent at Running Camp in Brevard, NC.  All the same attributes of early childhood camps were present but with the additional...

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It is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

RACING IS MENTAL By Andrew Peabody, Ironman Certified Coach     As race season in the northern hemisphere quickly approaches (I know some have already started), we are all training like mad and preparing to really push our physical limits on race day. But how many of you are training just as hard to push your mental limits on race day, too?     One of the most overlooked aspects of competitive training, especially for age group athletes, is honing the mental skills required to make that extra push when the time comes to perform to our best ability. We spend countless hours running, cycling, swimming, whatever activities our chosen sport requires, but how many of us actually block out...

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Let's go streaking!...or not!

There are quite a few blogs, websites, magazine articles and hashtags allotted to streakers. I’m not talking about naked people running down your street. I am talking about people who run/ride/workout every day for years on end. I don’t necessarily subscribe to the theory of streaking as I believe athletes need rest, both mental and physical. Some days you just need to do nothing. However, I think the consistency approach is something greatly overlooked by endurance athletes these days.

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