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Seacoast Fitness Daly Race Review: Breaking The Obstacle Course Race ‘Ice’ – The “Blizzard Blast” Was That and More!

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January 28, 2013

Well, I finally decided to join the masses and give it a go in my first obstacle course race. And since I love a crazy fitness challenge, winter sports, and am always looking for different workout during the chilly months, I figured why not start out with a winter obstacle race? So, to “break the… Read More ›

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It’s The Season Of Giving, With Fitness: Sign Up For Some Seacoast Cycling & Sun Salutations

It’s that time of year again when the season of giving inspires so many of us to volunteer to help others, make a donation to a favorite charity or buy some toys/gifts for kids and families in need. If you are a fitness fanatic, like me, and are looking for another way to “give back”… Read More ›

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No More Bowl Full of Jelly: Santa Gets His Fitness On! – Jolly Old Elf Trades in Sleigh for Skis, Snowboard, Yoga Mat and a Speedo.

FITNESS TRACKING SANTA: In case you missed it while you were out and about Christmas shopping last weekend, in a new annual holiday tradition here on the Seacoast (Santa Ski New England), Santa and his reindeer water-skied across the Piscataqua River Saturday afternoon. The Jolly Old Elf and his 9 reindeer (Rudolph too) braved the freezing temps… Read More ›

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Follow Up: 2012 NYC Marathon Canceled, BUT Marathoners Are Still Running To Help Storm Victims!

Well, better late than never I guess. On Friday night, after most of the approximately 50,000 New York City Marathon runners and their families and friends had already arrived in town, under mounting pressure and outcries, NYC Mayor Bloomberg called off the 2012 race, thankfully. According to The Huffington Post Sports feature “NYC Marathon Canceled,” ….this weekend’s… Read More ›

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Starting On Staten Island? New York City Marathon Runners Are Running The Wrong Way!

Here on the NH Seacoast, I am lucky. Yesterday I went for a great late afternoon run by the ocean finishing right at sunset at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park. The warm fall weather and waterfront scenery were idyllic. Just the workout I needed. Lucky me. After dinner, while working on a story about the endurance sport… Read More ›

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Just Be Chill!: Portsmouth Company’s Tech Towel Keeps You Cool During and After Workouts

Like many of you, I was all caught up in the thrills, excitement and athletic achievements of the 2012 London Summer Olympics. To my surprise, the Olympic limelight shone a bit here on the Seacoast too when judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison paid a special visit to Portsmouth in late August – (see seacoastonline.com coverage). Kayla… Read More ›

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Everybody Out of the Water!: Endurance Swimming Is Not Remarkable, Just a “HUGE” Risk

I know it’s late summer and the water temps are warm, and who doesn’t want to go for a dip in the ocean? But, let’s get real. There’s going for a nice swim or even a hard pool workout, but what is up this summer with all these crazy endurance swimmers? Or should I just call… Read More ›

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Triathlon Tragedy: Mass. Man Passes in Vermont during Swim

Well, sadly, as a follow up to my recent blog post entitled Go Ahead… Give it a “TRI”, I feel obligated to react to and report on a recent news story reported in the New York Daily News, “Man dies swimming in Triathlon in Vermont”. Apparently on Saturday, August 18th, during the swim portion (1.5K/.93 miles)… Read More ›

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Saunders 10K Race is a “Classic” – Re-cap: Channeling My Inner Mo Farah!

In honor of my man Mo Farah, double Olympic Gold Medalist in the 5,000 & 10,000m, and my new running inspiration, (after some needling by my UNH alumni racing crew) I decided finally to enter and run the famous Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K last week. Take it from me, as advertised, this race is truly… Read More ›

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Seacoast Fitness “Faves”: The Magnificent Seven Races (Fall 2012)

There’s a slight chill in the night breezes coming off the Piscataqua, which means we are heading into the best fitness season of the year here on the Seacoast, the fall. Yep, it’s time again for a cornucopia of fun fall road races and fitness events. I don’t know about you, but I am ready… Read More ›

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