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  2016-10-16 |   Category : Uncategorized

“You got this!”  Three words – three words that offered unexpected strength and encouragement throughout the course of a nearly 9-hour day spent in the saddle.  Three words exchanged in a casual text conversation the night before my race with my coach, Julie.  These words got me up endless ascents, and they rang in my …

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  2016-09-21 |   Category : Uncategorized

For the last three and a half years, Jimmy Lockie has been participating in running races, triathlons and a half Iron Man. Now he’s set his sights on Ironman Canada, taking place in Whistler, BC in July 2017. While he’s had success, he hasn’t had the kind of results he was looking for. He started …

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  2016-09-14 |   Category : Uncategorized

Interest in running recreationally and competitively is experiencing a meteoric rise.  The starting place for many interested in becoming a more serious runner is often a shoe store. Budding runners will invest in a new pair of running shoes believing the shoes will improve performance and prevent injury. Purchasing shoes sometimes includes a “gait analysis” …

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  2016-09-09 |   Category : Uncategorized

Whether you’re dipping your toes into the world of cycling, or you’re already an experienced rider, a professional bike fit may be the key to a more comfortable and efficient ride. What’s a Bike Fit?A bike fit is a series of measurements and adjustments used to fine-tune a bike to its rider. A bike fit …

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  2016-09-02 |   Category : Uncategorized

Teal Stetson-Lee has been an athlete for most of her life, growing up as a Nordic ski racer in Durango, Colorado and participating in three Junior Olympics. At the age of 20, she discovered mountain biking and cyclocross. She won the 2009 Collegiate Cyclocross Nationals for Fort Lewis College and then joined the Professional Cal …

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  2016-08-31 |   Category : Uncategorized

As one of the great Yogi Berra quotes states: “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” That quote, well at least the premise of it, could not be any more true. During my peak race of the year, the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, I found myself kicking in to plan B …

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  2016-08-29 |   Category : Uncategorized

Retrospection by Andy Buckley Nice, France – July 14th, 2016 As we sat on my lawn on a beautiful Thursday before our Tahoe Trail Race, enjoying a wonderful dinner with our likeminded friends, a maniac in France drove a truck through the crowded seafront of a Nice Bastille Day celebration. The next day was our …

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  2016-08-28 |   Category : Uncategorized

“While competing in my first 3 full IRONMAN triathlons, I was content to simply finish comfortably with gradual time improvements in each race.  This season I decided to make a concerted effort to be much more competitive.  I began by incorporating exercises and recommendations learned from a run gait analysis performed by Julie last year.  …

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  2016-08-23 |   Category : Athlete's Blog

Endurance athletes have a number of challenges when preparing for competition. There is the sheer volume of training hours required for a four to six-hour event, but also how to manage intensity and fueling during workouts. Not surprisingly, performance is directly related to how well athletes understand their bodies’ metabolism and fueling needs, during training …

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  2016-07-15 |   Category : Uncategorized

  I was out riding this weekend on a 6inch full suspension trail bike, pedaling uphill at no particular speed to take full advantage of my ‘big’ bike on the rock gardens and downhill.  This morning I was riding lift accessed downhill terrain on that same bike, complete with full face helmet, goggles, and pads …

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