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Fitness Tip#215 - September 28, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

LA JOLLA ROUGH WATER SWIM
When a swimming event is held in an area that’s also popular among surfers, you know it presents a challenge. Dating back to 1916, the La Jolla Rough Water Swim offers both a one-mile and a three-mile “Gatorman” version. The 500 Gatorman participants, who start in one wave, follow a technical course with several buoy turns. The race recommends that you bring a buddy to accompany you on a paddleboard. And you better move fast: the course closes after 1 hour and 45 minutes.


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Fitness Tip#214 - September 27, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

SEA PADDLE NYC
There are many ways to see New York City, but perhaps none as unique as by stand-up paddleboard. This 26.5-mile charity paddle around Manhattan, which began in 2007 and is held in August, takes most athletes around five hours to complete. Along the way, even veteran paddlers are challenged by the wake churned up by boat traffic in the Hudson and East Rivers before finishing under the Brooklyn Bridge. (Though it’s a calm ride compared to the choppy 32-mile Molokai-to-Oahu challenge in Hawaii, which requires each racer to have a boat escort.) In New York, participants must raise $1,000 that goes to autism-related charities.


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GRACEISENUF 9/27/2012 8:25PM

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Now that's determination! And for a good cause too.

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Fitness Tip#213 - September 26, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

IRONMAN 70.3

In 2006, the World Triathlon Corporation rebranded its half Ironman triathlon events as 70.3 races in reference to the total swim-bike-run mileage (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run). The reason? The term “Half Iron” didn’t quite do justice to a race that takes most between five and seven grueling hours to complete. The name change worked. Entries soared overnight as athletes realized they could feel a sense of accomplishment – it is 70.3 freakin’ miles, after all – without undertaking the life-consuming training and expense of a full 140.6-mile Ironman. These days, WTC stages 53 Ironman 70.3 events all over the world, including a September world championship event in Nevada.


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Fitness Tip#212 - September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BOSTON MARATHON
There are many other U.S. marathons, but none more prestigious (and few more difficult because of hills) than Boston, one of the country’s signature sporting events, attracting more than 500,000 spectators. Held annually since 1897, the event is the longest-running marathon in the United States and one of the oldest running races in the world. The race is held on Patriots Day, the third Monday in April, a Massachusetts holiday commemorating the start of the Revolutionary War. Unlike most marathons, Boston requires runners to meet qualifying times and limits participants to 25,000.

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ALNEAGLE 9/25/2012 9:21PM

    WOW! Thanks for sharing. I did not know it was such a big marathon.

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Fitness Tip#211 - September 24, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

GORUCK CHALLENGE

If your idea of a good time is wearing a backpack full of bricks while taking orders all night from a former Special Ops guy, then Goruck is for you. Created in 2010 by Green Beret veteran Jason McCarthy as a way to market his $295 military-style rucksacks and provide a taste of Special Forces training, Goruck now draws “classes” of 30 who must work together to haul telephone poles, railroad ties, and sometimes each other. Throughout the event you wear a backpack filled with a water bladder and either four or six bricks depending on your body weight. There’s no set time or distance for the Challenges, which begin at 10 p.m. or 1 a.m. and are held all over North America and beyond, but 12 hours and 20-plus miles is typical.

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JAN155 9/25/2012 6:26PM

    Cool!! I would LOVE to do a class like this!

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LIV2RIDE 9/25/2012 1:06PM

    WOW!! I can only imagine the training for an event like this.

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