Fitness

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This Self Defense class was not for me – On my Weekly Training Recap

What I envisioned for a self defense class was to learn tactics on how to defend or even better, escape from an attacker.  However I really didn’t know what to expect when I attended an hour class this past week.  Let’s just say, I need more than an hour to master the two specific moves we […]

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5K Pi Day Run and Hoppy Trails – on my Weekly Training Recap

Two fun runs in one week!  Both with our local running store, Movin Shoes. Last Tuesday, they hosted a 5K fun run in honor of Pi Day and yesterday was Hoppy Trails #3 (keep reading to find out what is Hoppy Trails!)  I may have had too much fun as I find myself with barely […]

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Why Run Fast?! 5 Ways to Slow Down

I’ve been reading Matt Fitzgerald’s 80/20 Running, Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower.  In a nutshell, for peak performance, 80% of your training volume should be slow easy runs.  According to Fitzgerald, average recreational runners do one easy run for every hard run while a typical elite runner does four easy runs for […]