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Work/Life/Training Balance

Work/Life/Training Balance

Tips for finding balance amidst work, life, and training brought to you by Headsweats Ambassador, Linda Nguyen. @thelindamaily I’m jolted awake by a blaring alarm. I search for iPhone to hit the snooze button, only to realize it’s 6:00 AM and I’m already 30 minutes behind schedule. I rush out of bed and hurriedly finish a 5k, 2 miles shorter than what my training plan required. I make myself look somewhat decent for work, teach a handful of kids, grade…

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The Best of Chicago: Where to Eat, Sleep, Run & Explore

The Best of Chicago: Where to Eat, Sleep, Run & Explore

Headsweats Ambassador Jill Monroe is preparing for the Chicago Marathon. If you’ll be there too, check out her advice on the best food, lodging and places to run in the windy city. And don’t forget to visit her blog (Travel.Run.Repeat) for more! The 2017 Chicago Marathon is rapidly approaching. It’s time to start planning your trip if you haven’t already! Reservations for hotels have hopefully been made, but if not don’t panic! I have some suggestions for you. You should also start…

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TRAIN WHILE YOU TRAVEL

TRAIN WHILE YOU TRAVEL

Headsweats Ambassador Jeff Stein proves it’s possible to maintain your training no matter where life takes you.  When I learned I had been accepted to a three-month fellowship program in the West Bank, I wondered what those three months would mean for my training. As an elite marathoner averaging 110+-mile weeks, I was worried that the unfamiliar routes, hot climate, and unavailability of energy and hydration products (not to mention prevalence of Israeli military checkpoints) would interfere with my training….

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7 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

7 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Headsweats Ambassador Jill Monroe is training for the Chicago Marathon this summer. Temperatures are rising  – and so is her daily mileage! Check out her 7 tips for beating the heat below! START EARLY Ideally you should start running earlier than normal in order to beat the heat. It’s never easy to wake up earlier on the weekends than you do on weekdays, but trust me you won’t regret this decision.  Typically I will start running at 6:30 a.m. in the…

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Stay Cool Under Pressure

Stay Cool Under Pressure

  Headsweats Ambassador Andrew Cohen-Wray shares his tips for staying cool under pressure. You can find this and other insights on his blog, Athlete in Mind.   As the saying goes, “keep a cool head, whilst all around others are losing theirs.” It’s a useful thing to be able to do, especially when competing or racing. #Keepacoolhead The idea for this blog came about when I was getting ready to race last Saturday, it was an extremely hot day which we werent prepared…

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Mike McQueeney on the New National Parks Truckers

Mike McQueeney on the New National Parks Truckers

Headsweats President Mike McQueeney shares the story behind the latest collection of Performance Trucker Designs featuring national parks. 20% of sales from this collection go to support the National Park Foundation. Vote for the next design you’d like to see included and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Headsweats gift card! What led to the decision to donate a portion of sales from this collection to support public lands? As a Colorado based company, supporting public lands is a…

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Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Oats

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Oats

This healthy, delicious recipe comes from Headsweats Ambassador Jessica Rhinehart. For more good eats and training tips, visit her blog Sugar Runs. Oats are a great way to start your day. They’re a good source of simple carbs – I tend to go carb heavy at breakfast and lunch because I do my runs after work and before dinner.  These oats are my favorite though, and I usually eat these after my long runs on the weekend or the day…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Smitha Arons

Ambassador Spotlight: Smitha Arons

Our lovely ambassador Smitha Arons is taking over! ….on Instagram, that is. Take a moment to learn more about her and be sure to follow along via @Headsweats for the weekend of adventure she has planned. We’ve heard mention of a Saturday sunrise you won’t want to miss! What is your favorite Headsweats product/products? I fell in love with Headsweats products starting from the purchase of my very first white visor. Now I have over 20 visors and 5 hats.  They make…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Stephanie Franklin

Ambassador Spotlight: Stephanie Franklin

Headsweats Ambassador Stephanie Franklin (@running_the_425) has had a good week. She ran the Phoenix Marathon last weekend – the first 26.2 miles she’s raced since an injury threatened to take her out of the game two years ago – and Wednesday she learned she’s been included in the March issue of Women’s Running! We connected with Stephanie to learn more about the two years of difficulty and hard work that led to these joyful moments: Tell us about your experience…

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Looking Back: 2016 Tokyo Marathon

Looking Back: 2016 Tokyo Marathon

As the 2017 Tokyo Marathon approaches, Headsweats Ambassador Jill Monroe shares a look at her experience running the iconic race last year. For Jill’s full race report, check out her blog Travel. Run. Repeat. March 7, 2016 I can’t believe that the 2016 Tokyo Marathon is now over, and I am sitting on my couch writing my race report. I found out on September 15th that I was selected to participate. I entered the lottery in August, not knowing what would…

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