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A Beginner’s Guide to Single-track Cycling

A Beginner’s Guide to Single-track Cycling

Few sports require as much agility, skill and mental sharpness as mountain biking, especially when riding singletrack. When we’re out in the fresh air pushing ourselves to the limit, we often want to immerse ourselves in the natural landscape around us, for better or for worse. Singletrack cycling allows us to connect with our bodies, our bikes and Mother Nature in a deeper way. In riding, there’s a cliché about the wide, open road. For cyclists, it’s often the thin,…

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Life On Water: Part 2

Life On Water: Part 2

Catch up on Life on Water (Part 1) from #TeamHeadsweats Ambassador, Hugh McAdam! The next day of the regatta was our Rep- serious “do or die” time. The top four boats move on to the quarter finals, and the last two boats get dropped automatically. After weigh in and taking into account everything we learned and digested the day before, both Peter and myself began to get ourselves at the right level of hyped. For each athlete your state of…

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Life On Water: Part 1

Life On Water: Part 1

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to represent the United States at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. There are so many cool and interesting topics to write about- the training, the race itself, the world of elite level rowing, the mental and physical challenges- so please bear with me! For those reading that aren’t rowers, I’ll try to explain all the rowing terminology as we go. There are two types of rowing: sweep rowing where each athlete…

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Everyday Wellness

Everyday Wellness

Today, the 17th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, is a day to celebrate the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women everywhere. This day is an important reminder to women to get out and move our bodies or to take time to slow down to help with continued physical fitness and health. Here are some ways that you can share in this celebration of women’s health and fitness: Take a hike. Hiking is great physical activity…

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How to Beat the Heat and Keep A Cool Head

How to Beat the Heat and Keep A Cool Head

As an Ultrarunner who lives in St. Louis, summertime is pretty predictable… brutally humid with “real feel” temps which can rival that of Badwater, Death Valley. I’ve also trained in the dry heat of Badwater, with temps so hot, the soles of your shoes can literally melt… and I’ve learned a thing or two about how best to dress while training and racing during the summer months. So, What Are You Wearing? All roads should lead to WHITE as it reflects…

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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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