Racing for a Cause: Getting Stronger Together

Racing for a Cause: Getting Stronger Together

It’s 40 degrees at 7 a.m. on October 13, 2018, and I’m at the mouth of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument with 150 other intrepid trail runners. I had traveled almost 650 miles – a drop in the pan compared to some of the folks there – to this place to be part of something that words can’t properly memorialize, nor would pictures do justice. But the beauty and the brotherhood felt among the runners was only the tip…

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Six Reasons Why Winter Beanies Are a Season Must-Have

Six Reasons Why Winter Beanies Are a Season Must-Have

If traversing some of the six million acres that Alaska’s Denali National Park (pictured above) covers is your idea of winter recreation, consider a winter beanie a worthwhile investment. Scratch that. Consider it an absolutely essential item and pretty much the very definition of a must-have. Winter in Denali hits by mid-September, runs through March and offers temperatures ranging from a scary cold -40 degrees Fahrenheit to a bust-out-the-t-shirt and beach chair 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cold-Weather Hiking Necessities: Winter Beanies and More

Cold-Weather Hiking Necessities: Winter Beanies and More

“If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.”–A Bitter Hiker The only way a cold-weather hike will put you in a bad mood is if you set out unprepared. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with a list of the essentials to stay warm, fed, hydrated and happy throughout your winter hiking slate.

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Running tests your body’s physical limits in atypical, often unfamiliar settings. And no matter how far or fast you run, there are risks – dehydration, injuries, strangers, cars; the list goes on. But these risks shouldn’t deter you from running, they should just ensure you take adequate precautions. There are also various running training plans available online that get you prepared enough so that you can focus on your training with nothing else on your mind. This article is going…

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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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Why You Need a Cycling Hat for Your Next Ride

Why You Need a Cycling Hat for Your Next Ride

As a partner of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Headsweats is taking bike race apparel to a whole new level. We’ve designed comfortable, sport-focused race hats specifically for pedal-pushing competitors and casual riders, including trucker hats, skullcaps, Ultra Bands, headbands, Shorties and more. Sporting a performance hat on your next ride means zero distractions so you can focus on the open road or trail and pedal right through that finish line—or beat your personal best—ahead of the rest. Here…

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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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The Benefits of Wearing a Cycling Hat on Race Day

The Benefits of Wearing a Cycling Hat on Race Day

Gearing up to give it your all at your next cycling race? These high-impact races put bike fanatics to the test, requiring long-distance endurance, agility to make quick adjustments on the road and plenty of self-reliance to get through whatever the route throws your way. That’s where Headsweats performance headwear comes into play. We’ve partnered with top riders and organizations, including the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), to help bring you next-level cycling caps that go the literal distance. Our…

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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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