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Is a Bikini Competition a Sport? Critical Reflection on Why I Want to Compete

Starting training for my first bikini competition, (NPC West Coast)  I’ve come across a number of objections, and good questions for me to ponder.  Below are the things that inspire me to compete in this type of competition, and I … Continue reading

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Energy Needs of the Long Slow Run

The long slow run is a staple in endurance training designed to build your endurance by improving your utilization of the aerobic system through a variety of physiological and metabolic changes. Endurance can be defined as: “The capacity to sustain … Continue reading

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50 Mile Ultra Run Training – Part 2 – Building an aerobic base, running slow

As I was reading more and more articles to write this post I came to the conclusion… I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. Ahhhhhh! I remember the feeling after my first Olympic Tri, that there were phases that I … Continue reading

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Triathlete Beginner Questions

Being completely new to the world of triathlons, I’ve had a lot of questions. Here are a few. 1. Do I need to get a new bike?   I wrestled with this question for a long time.  I had a … Continue reading

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Triathlon Training: Swimming Progress

Triathlon training:  Week 5 My swimming endurance is improving dramatically.  I’m quite pleased with myself.  After a week and a half of being sick, I was able to have some great workouts this week and get back on track.  I’ve … Continue reading

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