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“Swimable” Swimwear

It might only take one lap in the pool or one ocean wave to know that not all women’s swimwear is created equal in terms of fit.  While some swimsuit technology is aiding with speed, buoyancy and endurance, most women are just looking for a good-looking suit that stays in …

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Issue 25 • June 2014

“See Timmy Swim, Bike, Run”

Introducing kids to the life-long sport of triathlon is a community effort that has paid off. This year’s First Coast Kids Triathlon at Jacksonville University hosted a record number of participants, ranging in age from 6 to 15. The reasonable distances are meant to expose kids to the fun of …

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Issue 25 • June 2014

Swim Sets for Success

Planet Swim instructor, Leo Hobi, shares swim sets for improving your technique, speed and endurance in the water. It’s easy to get in a workout rut. However, avoiding complacent laps in the pool can be as easy as having a plan before jumping in. Leo Hobi, swim instructor of Ponte …

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Issue 24 • May 2014

Women & Weights

Women have come lightyears in all areas of fitness. We aren’t just spectators, we are participants. Despite valuable information at our disposal, many of us hold to the unfeminine imagery attached to weight lifting – hulking muscle. When it comes to the weightroom, trainers are still combating the stigma of …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

Product Reviews: April 2014

Lizard Skins Handle Bar Tape $41.99 Available from Bicycles Etc. What’s a cyclist to do about road shocked, sweaty palms? Never fear! Lizard Skins DSP (Durasoft Polymer) road handlebar tape is here! The patented, grippy texture differentiates Lizard Skins from other handlebar tape. Along with great grip, it is available …

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featuredIssue 23 • April 2014Recipes

Road Ready Endurance Bites

Making your own portable fuel for workouts is easy and tastier than most pre-packaged snacks. While training may take away from valuable family time, prepping and preparing energy bars for the week’s workouts doesn’t have to. Here’s a quick recipe packed with natural energy, fruit goodness and protein. Ingredients 2 …

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Issue 23 • April 2014

Down Dogs for A Cause

Megan Weigel is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, specializing in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and like many women in this community, she is also a yogi. In 2010, Megan attended a MS Society Luncheon and was introduced to Cheryl Russell. Little did these women know that two years later, they would …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Ragnar Team Quotes

While running and traveling are nearly synonymous, Ragnar Key West offers you and your closest running partners a chance to see 192.6 miles of Florida scenery on foot.  Ragnars are long distance relays staged over 2 days and 1 night, generally run by teams of 6 or 12.  Each runner completes a …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Running

Track Training Schedules

In Jacksonville, where the beaches and river paths rule, it’s easy to forget about the good old track.  Track your running progress at any of the local track club meet-ups – you’ll find rain or shine workouts, tips and camaraderie for runners of any level. Florida Striders Track Club Floridastriders.com The Florida Striders …

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Issue 22 • March 2014

Faster Than Dopey

Some of us never get to witness firsthand the front runners in all their glory. However, if you’ve been running in Jacksonville in the last few years, you’ve probably seen a marathon champion in training. Marc Burget is a local runner with an impressive race record, but you’d never know …

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