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RLAG Strong Legs Challenge

What better way to bring in the start of the new year than with an awesome, epic challenge!! We are up against yet another one of our monthly challenges!! We have seen the community absolutely loving our past two challenges our RLAG strong core and Burpee Advent Calendar… so for January we are working on our legs!! I decided to …

Thank You Run Like a Girl

Dawn joined us in Costa Rica last November and we saw a huge transformation in her. She pushed herself, was up for everything and even released herself in intimate moments where she once would have been uncomfortable. Here is her story. Here is just a¬†small piece of what Run Like a Girl means to me. Costa Rica. I went there …

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No One is Allergic to Burpees December Challenge

Let’s be completely honest with ourselves here, no one excatly likes burpees. Plain and simple. They are hard, they suck, and when your instructor at bootcamp or pilates says “10 burpees”, we all dread it. Am I right!? Wrong. NO ONE IS ALLERGIC TO BURPEES, SO DO THEM! We are going to embrace burpees and make them our absolute best …

30 Day Strong Core Challenge

You asked, we listened. This November, join us for a 30 day Ab Challenge!! Why? Because a strong core is an integral piece of being an athlete. A strong core will make you a better, stronger runner, help prevent injuries and keep your back in good condition. If you are in, please comment below! There are many reasons as to …

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Day 4. Mandarfen to Solden

Im not one for real roller coasters… I mean I actually hate them… but the roller coaster I get to ride during Ultra races… now those I love. Day 4, Mandarin, Austria to Solden, Austria. 26kms, 2214m ascent, 1887m descent, 7 hour time cutoff. When we thought about Day 4, we had this idea that it would be a type …

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Day 3. Imst – Mandarfen

Today was the day it all changed…From how my body felt to how hard I could push to my attitude towards¬†the race… Day 3 changed it all. Day 3. Imst, Austria to Mandarfen, Austria. 51km 3100m ascent and 2100m descent, 12h cut off time. I had never ran a 50k with over 3000m of gain before and to do it …

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Day 2. Lermoos – Imst

The hardest part of everyday… isn’t waking up or climbing or the distance… its the first few steps you take when you get out of bed. Day 2. Lermoos, Austria to Imst, Austria. 35kms, 2023m ascent, 2237m descent. For some reason I have sat down at the computer a couple of times now over the past few days to write …

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Day 1 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lermoos

Im listing to my iPod for the first time since being home, which has all of the music that flooded my ears on the way to the race and during a few long hard days of racing… I am instantly filled with so many emotions. The songs represent certain moments, feelings and places. Some songs lead me to break out …

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The Before…

Its not often that I get nervous for races… Im pretty easy going and full of more determination then one can imagine. What happens will happen and I know that I am fully committed to pushing as hard as I can all the time. Sure there was the unknown of the terrain, how it would feel to be running so …

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Volunteering For The Squamish 50!

For the past 4+ years the Squamish 50 race has been the centre of our trail running lives… our number one race of the year… we have progressed from running the 23k to 50k to 80k to the 50/50 (130k). Every year everything we do all season, all year, everything we train for is for Squamish 50. We have had …