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Spartan Race Father’s Day Discount

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 under run | No Comment

Spartan Race Father's Day

Most people have completing a marathon on their bucket list. But for the more adventurous, I highly recommend attempting a Spartan Race. I was fortunate enough to go from road running to trail running and working out at the gym, so all of those activities helped prepare me (as much as possible) for the Spartan Race. Obstacle races are not something you can just wake up one day and attempt. The Spartan Race is currently running a Father’s Day promotion, use the code SPARTANDAD and you will get 50% off gear, $69 races & 2 free digital books with any race purchase (Spartan Up! & Spartan Fit!). This would definitely make a great Father’s Day fit for all of those fathers with the infamous ‘dad bods’!

Check out some of my previous race reports for the Spartan Race: Sprint, Super, Beast.

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How Long is a Marathon [Infographic]

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 under run | No Comment

Watching my weight was never a concern, especially in high school. Running 40+ miles a week allowed us to eat full meals (appetizer, entree, dessert and 4-5 glasses of lemonade) without remorse. Of course, things change when you get older, I’ve spoken to colleagues who talk about how their metabolism basically flips like a light switch after a certain age (crossing my fingers that happens much later!). The following marathon infographic highlights what how many miles you’d need to run to burn off the calories associated to each item along with other activities that would equal running a marathon. Like I said, I’ve never been a calorie counter, but these stats are pretty interesting! Definitely makes you think twice when debating whether or not to have that extra slice of bacon 🙂


How Long is a Marathon?

About Heart Rate Monitors

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 under run | 1 Comment

Those who are serious about taking their training to another level will find that using a heart rate monitor during their work out sessions is very beneficial. Without it, a person will often worry that they are under training and will often make the mistake of over training. It is great for a person to go by what their body feels, but sometimes it is best to use a beneficial tool like a heart rate monitor so they can determine how far they should push themselves. These gadgets will let a person know when their body is being pushed hard enough to achieve results without causing any injuries.

Beginners will sometimes make the mistake of working out too intensely. They often believe that they can still do what they once did many years ago. By using a heart rate monitor, they’ll be able to make sure that they work out at the right intensity level and slowly work their way up to more challenging workout sessions. Serious athletes also benefit from these gadgets as they find them very useful to help reach their specific fitness goals.

There are many different types of heart rate monitors out in the market, and the one that somebody chooses is very important. The type of activity that a person regularly participates in should have a big influence in their choice. This is because there are heart rate monitors that are made for those who participate in certain types of activities. For example, if somebody is a runner, they’re going to want to get a heart rate monitor that is designed to track distance, pace, heart rate and performance zones. Cyclist will want a heart rate monitor that tracks distance, speed and heart rate. Swimmers will want to make sure that they get one that gives an accurate reading during and after making contact with water. No matter what activity a person participates in, there is a heart rate monitor that is perfect for them.

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