Month: June 2016

  2016-06-30 |   Category : Uncategorized

A post by Lucie Oren, on keeping it fresh and fun by seizing new opportunities to continue to learn and improve. Enjoy the read…   It is always good to try new things, wouldn’t you agree?  It keeps life exciting, interesting, fun, and challenging!  In my case, this “new thing” is not only seriously pushing …

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  2016-06-29 |   Category : Uncategorized

A thought provoking and inspiring contribution by Laurie Marlowe, full-time physical therapist, wife and o2fit-athlete, who has discovered that small consistent deposits add up. Here Laurie is seen, crushing it at the Alta Alpina new and improved (ie harder than heck) Death Ride. There is a quote attributed to Voltaire which goes. “Great is the enemy of …

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  2016-06-28 |   Category : Uncategorized

With consistent, progressive quality work and rest, the sky is the limit for fitness. Here o2-fit athlete, JoAnn lets her training do the talking at the Broken Arrow Sky Race

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Racing provide so many opportunities – it’s a chance to express athletic talent, hang out with friends, and exponentially push the learning curve like no training session can. Race days help us clearly identify areas of strength, and areas where we can continue to improve. These consistent reality checks inspire and motivate more sincere and effective training.

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  2016-06-24 |   Category : Uncategorized

Training more miles than usual on my bike the past few months,  I find myself reflecting on the “defining” aspects of life.  Whether it is training for a race, being a mom, adjusting to a new career, my current pant size, relationship status, athletic ability, etc.  Chalked full of pride and ego, self-doubt and loathing, …

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  2016-06-17 |   Category : Uncategorized

 I recently had my gait analyzed by Julie Young and it has changed my running FOREVER.  By capturing video, breaking down the stride at key points in the gait cycle, and analyzing it, Julie found a few weak links in stability and mobility that we are now working to improve.  There were a couple things which …

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  2016-06-15 |   Category : Uncategorized

  I am looking forward to coaching (a.ka. playing in the dirt with our campers) at the inaugural summer Bike Like A Girl three day camps at Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Adventure Center in Truckee. Tahoe Donner has developed an amazing trail system with a network of flowy trails to explore, as well a fantastic park …

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  2016-06-14 |   Category : Uncategorized

Recovery is a cornerstone of an effective endurance training program, and nutrition is a key component of recovery. Use your training as an opportunity to fine-tune your post-workout nutrition. Hint: chocolate milk and pistachios are recovery strategies of champions. 

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  2016-06-13 |   Category : Uncategorized

Contributed by o2fit-athlete Laurie Marlowe. I spoke with Laurie one Saturday and she was feeling mentally and physically off-her-game, She had been training consistently but was feeling flat. I encouraged her to find something on the horizon to better focus and inspire her training. I know personally if I am simply training with no goal …

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  2016-06-11 |   Category : Uncategorized

Contributed by o2fitness-athlete, Michael Williams, Read on… A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to be involved with the Sugar Bowl Ski Academy’s Annual Lake Tahoe Century Ride. The Audi Reno-Tahoe Cycling Team generously let me utilize the team car as a sag/support vehicle for the day. The ride started at Donner Lake, then circled Tahoe …

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