Kitchen Disaster Strikes Again

Kitchen Disaster Strikes Again

With more and more people avoiding eating out (for any number of reasons... most notably COVID-19), a lot more people are preparing home-cooked meals for themselves and their families. Well, we're all human and sometimes accidents happen. As discussed previously on this blog, sometimes you can burn yourself and knives have been known to s

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The Nitty Gritty of Chafing

The Nitty Gritty of Chafing

Chafing is one of the most common problems endurance athletes encounter during training. It's one of the hardest things to predict when, or if, it will happen. In general, endurance athletes can expect certain areas to have a higher chance of chafing than others. Female athletes generally experience chafing between their thighs, under their ar

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Athlete Testimonial: Ashley Heller and her hit and run

Athlete Testimonial: Ashley Heller and her hit and run

It’s funny (in a peculiar way), how the things we take for granted are in fact the things that most deserve our gratitude. A short list comes immediately to my mind; a bike helmet, a kind stranger, even a clean white handkerchief.It was Monday, the day after Father’s Day, typically an active recovery day in my programming as it follows my long

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Ultra Race Survival Tips

Ultra Race Survival Tips

This past weekend, one of our loyal athletes tackled a desert climate 50k (his first ultra). He knew that going into it that if he wanted to be successful (and comfortable) he would need to prevent chafing and blisters and protect his lips from a desert sunburn. He strategically placed Friction Zone gel at select aid stations over th

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