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Calm, Cool & Collected: Staying Warm and Dry on Race Day

Calm, Cool & Collected: Staying Warm and Dry on Race Day

“THE BEST THING ONE CAN DO WHEN IT’S RAINING IS TO LET IT RAIN.” ~ HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Race day weather was something the 2018 Boston Marathoners obsessed over for weeks, and I think we were all in denial. “I want to run in freezing rain, bone-chilling temperatures and fierce headwinds” said no one, ever. We could hear the ominous howling winds from our hotel rooms the night before. Even the hotel housekeepers were handing out cards with the weather…

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This Land Was Made for You and Me

This Land Was Made for You and Me

My name is Greg Russell and I’m a 2018 Headsweats Ambassador. This year, Headsweats has a team of ambassadors who are talented beyond words, pushing their limits in every way possible. I wish I were one of them! I’m just a normal guy who likes to run. In late April I ran my first 50k race at the Zion Ultras, and this blog post is partially a report on that race. I also want to share some thoughts on a…

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Northern Norway Ski Touring

Northern Norway Ski Touring

Headsweats Ambassador Michael Shelver shares about his adventure ski touring in Norway. You can find more from Michael at his website Trekking with Type 1.  When I first made the decision to move to Norway, I opened up Google and searched “ski touring in Norway”. Ever since entering the ski world, I had always heard great things about the area known for everyone being “born with skis on their feet”. One of the first links led to Lofoten, a group of…

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Training for a Spring Marathon

Training for a Spring Marathon

Headsweats Ambassador Eric Rayvid shares his thoughts on Spring Marathon Training. You can find more from Eric at his website Dirty Old Sneakers. It’s March and if you’re running a spring marathon, you’re at the point where you should be at the top of your training arc. Your weekends are probably filled with lots of eating, drinking nothing but water and your favorite hydration solution, never seeing non-runner friends culminating with the church of the Sunday Long Run and a…

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Start Now: Consistency, Patience, and Flexibility for Effective Training

Start Now: Consistency, Patience, and Flexibility for Effective Training

Headsweats Ambassador Mike Shelver shares his insights on effective training in the New Year. For more from Mike, visit his website Trekking with Type 1. It’s two weeks into the new year! Think back to those resolutions you may have set: morning runs, going to the gym every day, and so on… have they faded? Unfortunately changing our ways, especially when it comes to exercise and training, can be tough. I’ve found that I have the most successful training periods…

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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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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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Headsweats Ambassador Joe Rainone – Daytona 100 Race Recap

Headsweats Ambassador Joe Rainone – Daytona 100 Race Recap

Did you ever wish you could run a 100 mile race on a course that catered to your style in perfect weather conditions?  Well, that’s exactly what we got this past Saturday, December 10th, 2016 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida for the second annual running of the Daytona 100 that is directed by ultra running legend Dave Krupski and his wife Alex.  The Daytona 100, only in its second year, is a newer 100 mile ultra here in the state of…

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Five Simple Things That Will Help You Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Five Simple Things That Will Help You Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Headsweats Ambassador and Deseret News Columnist Kim Cowart provides some crucial advice on how to fully enjoy the holiday season without losing sight of your health and fitness goals! ‘Tis the season to eat all the foods, enjoy all the parties and indulge in all things. That’s what makes the holidays wonderful and horrible at the same time. It starts with Halloween, but it ramps up to warp speed between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. I’m not going to try to…

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Headsweats Ambassador Jen Boudreau – NYC Marathon Recap

Headsweats Ambassador Jen Boudreau – NYC Marathon Recap

Headsweats Ambassador Jen Boudreau is no stranger to the marathon, with 7 completed races under her belt. However, Jen’s 8th race at the New York City Marathon turned about to be a completely new and unforgettable marathon experience. Running as a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital “Miles for Miracles” charity team, Jen left her Garmin at home and focused instead on enjoying her race experience. Read her race recap below and learn out why her 8th marathon turned out to be the…

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