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3 Things to Consider When Getting a Wearable for Swimming

Ready to get your lap swim on? Here’s what you need to know about one of the essentials of crushing it in the water—a waterproof fitness tracker for swimming. Wearable tech has come a long way over the past few years when it comes to accuracy, capability and looks. For swimmers like myself who grew […]

All The Better To See You With~Eye Update

I thought it was about time to do a quick update on how my eyes were doing. It’s been a little while since we’ve chatted about this and seeing as we’re actively doing a few things right now, well, I just thought I’d tell you what was what. Last week I had a temporary Punctal […]

Best. Visit. Ever. #IRun4Aiden

If you remember back to April, I had mentioned that it was Aiden’s and my 3rd Matchaversary. April 9, 2015, Aiden and I were matched through the IRun4Michael program. This is a FB group that matches runners with people who for some medical challenge are unable to run themselves. Those of us who are the […]

Silly Race but So Much Fun!

I told my #IRun4 buddy, Aiden, about our race yesterday. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation: #IRun4Aiden Happy Sunday, Aiden! We did a very silly race yesterday. We ran a Beer Mile. I’ll explain this race: They start the clock and you drink your first beer. The beer must be at least 5% alcohol and […]

Tornado Warning Racing

For the first time in a long time I wasn’t racing this past weekend~instead I was crewing and pacing along time friend and training partner on his first timed (12 hour) ultramarathon. A timed ultra is where they give you X hours on the clock (this past Saturday it was 12 hours) and you’re free […]

4 Bad Fitness Workouts You Should Not Practice

Who can deny the gorgeousness of well-shaped figure with alluring abs, chest, biceps and quads? A majority of the people always head towards the gym to get the ideal physique, and most of them practice this phenomenon without the supervision of any professional trainer. Such sort of adventure often ends up in the shape of […]

Move It Or Lose It: No Excuses

We’ve all heard people say that at one time or another: “Move It Or Lose It!” For some people that’s enough motivation to get them off the sofa and start moving. For other people, they look at you and think, “meh.” There are days that I very seriously want to be a couch potato! Seriously!!! […]

Rest Week: I Don’t Know What To Do!

When I saw my coach had scheduled me for an entire week of rest after the MS50 Trail Run, part of me was doing the happy dance and the other part of me was going, “Oh Noooo!!! What am I going to do for an entire week if I’m not running!?!” I’ll be the first […]

I Can See! MS50 Trail Run (50K) Recap

As my last race of this winter racing season approach this weekend, I have to admit to being a tad nervous. It was a trail ultra and my last few ultras have not gone according to plan. Those vision issues have been a concern and my eye doc and I have been working together, trying […]

Benefits of Group Triathlon Training | Got To Tri | Linked Fitness

Benefits of Group Triathlon Training

Take a look at this picture – snapped from a TED video discussing a recent scientific survey of the life factors that correlate most strongly with a long and healthy life. They are surprising – particularly for a group of Triathletes/ Endurance athletes- as diet & exercise are nowhere near the top of the list […]

The 2 Biggie Reasons to Wear a Waterproof Fitbit at the Pool

Wearables have become a common place site with athletes both in the gym and on the trails. My runner and cyclist friends are all avid wearable-rockers. This trend has slowly found itself to the local swimming pools as well. The big issue—which our land-bound athletic brethren don’t suffer from as much—is the accuracy aspect. Most […]

Marathon Maniacs and “Go Time”

Three years ago in the Spring of 2015, I qualified as a Half Fanatic. I didn’t set out to become a Half Fanatic, it just kind of fell into my lap. See, I ran two half marathons a week apart from each other. The reason I ran those races was to meet up with friends. […]

VIVOBAREFOOT Primus Trail SG

This week my new trail shoes arrived: VIVOBAREFOOT Primus Trail SG Over the past many months I have been changing my running style towards forefoot running.

I Don’t Always Run. Wait~What?

This past weekend was the Mississippi Blues Marathon. What a fun weekend! I’ve run this event three times. This was my first time volunteering at what, in my opinion, is the best marathon in Mississippi. Friday afternoon you would have found me working packet pickup. It was great meeting friends as they picked up their […]

Bear Bait 50 Miler

I have to admit I was feeling a little smug driving down to Florida with my sister a week ago today. My friends back home in Mississippi were dealing with a surprise snowfall and we were driving in warm temps and sunshine. Life was good! We’re going to do a bit of TMI here to […]

What Did I Get Myself Into In 2018?

Here we are starting a brand new year! It seems like it was just yesterday we were starting a new year! I’ve noticed that the older I get, the faster these years seem to pass. I thought today we’d to a synopsis of last year’s running and look at our goals/races for the new year! […]

Dream BIG!!!

Christmas 2017 is officially in the books. (It was fabulous, by the way!!!) Time now to turn our attention toward the new year. 2018. Isn’t that crazy!?! How do the years fly by so fast? It’s funny, people ask me my “New Year’s Resolution” and I find I don’t have any. I’ve never been a […]

Eyes: Don’t Fail Me Now~ A Brazos Bend Race Report

It was a heart-breaker of a race. It was an amazing race! Is it possible to want to cry your eyes out and still be so excited about some awesome running? The correct answer is YES! Even though Brazos Bend 100 is almost a week past, I still have so many emotions from the weekend […]

Apple Cider Vinegar: The A To Z Of This Incredible Elixir

Despite its recent hype everywhere, apple cider vinegar is benefiting us since centuries. The incredible elixir keeps the blood sugar in check, improves appearance of acne and amps up weight loss. ACV is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to build-up health promoting enzymes and probiotics. Apple cider vinegar contains less sugar and […]

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is the body’s life- saving molecule that is responsible for our immune systems. It is a detoxifying agent that is naturally found in our cells. It helps us to absorb nutrients, hence fighting off infections and diseases. However, pollution, toxins, stress, poor diet etc. can have a negative impact on the level of glutathione […]

Gift Guide for the Gym Rat in Your Life

We all have that one friend who has everything. This guide is for you if that one friend also happens to make fitness a priority. Read on for the best presents to present to your fitness-loving friends or family. Bike. Whether your intended recipient is new to cycling or has expressed interest in an alternate […]

Aurora Borealis in Texas? *A race dream*

Aurora Borealis aka: Northern Lights I don’t think you can see those in Texas? Last night in my race dream, you could see them like crazy!!! Yes, the race dreams are back. Last year as I was preparing to run the 50 miler at Brazos Bend, I had a race dream about the course being […]

Gym Exercises for Over 50's | Fit Over 50 | Chris Zaremba | Linked Fitness

Gym Exercises for Over 50’s

I have a series of videos showing fundamental exercises for the newcomer to gyms in the wonderful over 50 age group. All three are designed to be viewed by the total newcomer, although those used to training may also pick up some information. And perfect for you fantastic quintastics! Introduction to Gym Exercises for Over […]

How Bedroom Design Can Effect Your Night’s Sleep

For decorating a bedroom, the first thing you should consider is your bed sheets, pillows, and duvet. You can customize all of them to give a stylish look to your bedroom. Pillows are also considered to be very important because the finest pillow is usually the one that will give you both comfort and support. […]

All The Better To See You With, My Dear!

I’ve changed a LOT in the 6 years I’ve been running. In the beginning, everything had to match. The shorts, my shirt, my visor….everything. My goodness how things have changed! In the beginning, I shied away from bright colors. I thought they were garish. I wouldn’t be caught dead in them!!! Now, they’re a bonus! […]

Taper Time!!!

We survived!!! It’s FINALLY Taper Time! I’ve been working on getting my head in the right place for this race. I know it’s going to be hard. I know this. It will be worth it! It will be worth all the hours of training. All those dark o’clock runs. All the sweltering Mississippi summer runs. […]

Food Choices and Drinks for a Great Christmas Party

It’s a Christmas season and everyone is getting ready for parties and excited about food and drinks. Here in this article we have discussed some awesome food and drink ideas that you could adopt at your Christmas party. It will make your Christmas party more classy, and stylish in terms of food and drinks. Mince […]

A Runner’s Guide to Training & Racing

Whether you’re just beginning as a runner or are gearing up to complete a marathon, both establishing and sticking to a training plan will help see you to the finish line. Here’s some advice on staying safe and preparing for race day. When Training ● As a runner, it’s always important that you are aware […]

Consider Corporate Yoga as Your Stress Burster and Remove All Anxiety

It is a well known fact that nowadays corporate world has become a stress infused ticking time bomb. An average corporate worker works for almost 50 hours in a week and tolerates lots of stress inducing physical and mental health issues. Perth Yoga is the only preeminent possible way for the corporate world person in […]

One Weekend~Two Races~Too Much Fun!!!

A little while ago, I was approached about being an Ambassador for #RaceAdvisors. This was an exciting opportunity because I would have the chance to tell people about the great races available and post reviews for others to see. Sometimes it’s hard to chose between events if they fall on the same weekend so seeing […]

At Alpha Fitness Body Therapy, Enhance Your Body Fitness

If you wish to build an active and healthy lifestyle by seizing an empowering, therapeutic and safe way, then Alpha Fitness Body Therapy is the best bet to put your money on. Alpha Fitness Body Therapy is a well recognized fitness center providing sports massage therapy Los Angeles. There are lots of services and offerings […]

Countdown

When I was a little kid and in elementary school, we would often make paper chains to count down the days to something exciting. Each day we would enter the classroom, tear off one of the rings and count the remaining rings to see how many days were left. I’ve never outgrown doing that. There […]

How Women’s can Simplify their Gym Routine

Motivation and determination are essential elements to accomplish a task. If you are starting a fitness plan, that’s good. But if you think that opting a fitness plan and having a membership of a gym can do everything for you, then you are wrong. Remolding your body shape and reaching to a specific level of […]

It’s The People You Meet That Make It Special

It genuinely is! You know I kid around about how much I talk on the course and making new friends while racing but it really IS the absolutely amazing people you meet at events/races that make all the hours of training worthwhile! In the short 6 years I’ve been running, I’ve found a great deal […]

Don’t Stress About Your Vacation: How to Use Your Vacation to Relieve Stress

Are you one of those people who stress about planning a vacation that is supposed to help you relax? Well, worry no more! Here are some tips that will help you find out how to plan that vacation, enjoy it, and come back rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. Plan ahead. Start by […]

The Chicago Marathon Was A Blast!!!

Well, the title pretty much sums up the Chicago Marathon! This runner had entirely too much fun running that 26.2 miles. I’m guessing you’d like to hear a little bit more about the race so I’ll tell you a few highlights from along the course and *try* not to go off chasing rabbits. Race day […]

The Race That Eats Its Young

A few years back, MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I were snooping through Netflix trying to find something to watch. On a lark, we had decided to see if there were any movies about running. We stumbled across the documentary about the Barkley Marathons. Let’s be serious, any running documentary with a subtitle: “The Race […]

Berlin Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Reviews | Blogs | Linked Fitness

Berlin Marathon 2017

Berlin Marathon 2017 Originally published on pickupthepacepaul The Berlin Marathon 2017, in its 44th year, I had my international pacing debut. Wow, what a fantastic experience… but more of that later. This was my 1st time pacing internationally, but the 37th event I have paced. This was my 29th marathon, but 35th towards 100mc (2x […]

Everyday Fitness Strategies for Healthy Women’s

You see, certainty isn’t something that’s mystically setting off will wash in you Eventually Tom’s perusing exactly shutting your eyes Also longing to it. It’s something that you worth of effort a minimal touch towards every what’s more each day, until it turns into a regular and only your psyche set. On that note, here […]

Runniversary

On Labor Day, 2011, MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I set foot outside our front door and I started the C25K program. Bear in mind MFH had been running almost our entire 32 years of marriage so he was a huge help! We didn’t have/own a Garmin. We had a Timex watch and the kitchen […]

Marathon In A Day

I guess it was a month ago, maybe a little bit longer, when chatter started up on Twitter about a challenge/virtual competition. It was with Marathon In A Day. The idea was either as a solo runner or as a group, to run the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in one 24 hour period. […]

Spice in the 360

Hi I’m Erica! I’m interested in looking after my well-being through fitness, yoga, beach walks, creativity and meditation. I’m 44 and I’m currently training to run a half-marathon. It’s proving to be quite a challenge as I’ve gained a lot of weight since the death of my Dad six months ago.

Pop!

Growing up in Iowa, on special occasions we drank, “Pop.” These days I call it “Soda.” Even as a little kid, I thought the name “Pop” sounded funny but we’re not going to be discussing regional colloquialisms today. The other thing that we’re not going to be discussing is children’s rhymes or songs! What we’re […]

Fitness Trends 2017: The Art Of Healthy Living

Are you a busy folk and don’t have much time to go the gym? Then, you don’t need to worry at all. I’ve compiled a list of the latest fitness trends to follow this year without going to the gym. Let’s get started! 1. Track Your Workouts With Wearable Devices Nowadays, wearable devices are still […]

This Week In Running

A week ago today you would have found MFH (My Favorite Husband), #1 Son and I crammed into our car on day one of our two day drive home from #1 Daughter’s Wedding. The weekend before, the three of us had spent two 12 hour days driving to Colorado for the Wedding and now we […]

#1 Daughter and #1 SIL

We’ll see just how much of a running post this ends up to be because this past week has been all about #1 Daughter and her wedding. Running has taken a back seat the past 10 days because: #FamilyFirst #Always MFH, #1 Son and I set out at early o’clock August 5, 2017 for a […]

4 Gifts for Triathletes to Win the Swim

Picking out the best gifts for a triathlete can be tough. Tri’s are known for being gear-heads—they constantly have their ear to the pavement for the newest and greatest when it comes to equipment, whether it’s a new bike, new running shoes, or new swim gear. Although these tri gifts aren’t super fancy, like a […]

How to prep for your First Triathlon | Triathlon Training | Linked Fitness

How to Prep for Your First Triathlon

So, you’ve taken the big step, and put down the cash for the registration of your very first triathlon. While thinking and dreaming about it—before there was any real commitment involved—was easy and fun. Now that it’s become real, and the days are steadily evaporating until race day, you are starting to feel the rising […]

Timp Shoe Review #AltraRunning

Early this year I heard about a brand new trail shoe Altra Running would be releasing this summer (2017). I’d read the description of the shoe and heard from people test marketing them and knew I HAD to have some! They sounded amazing!!! Finally the day arrived when they were released for sale and I […]

What to Track in the Pool with Your Waterproof Fitness Tracker

So you made the plunge, and threw down some sweet cashola on a fitness tracker than you can use in the pool. Cool beans. But where to start? What to track? What to measure? Here are some different things you can do with that fancy new waterproof fitness tracker to help you become a faster […]

Out Of Order

Sorry about not blogging for a little while. My blog was out of order. I’ll fill you in on the details because they’re kinda funny? See, MFH (My Favorite Husband) is in charge of the domain for our blogs (he has one, too: http://w0ep.us/OM/) and for our Radio Station: WMFH-LP Classic Book Radio: http://www.wmfhlp.org/ He […]

Race To The Stones 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Race To The Stones 2017

Originally published on pickupthepacepaul What a journey, and what an amazing experience. This is the 4th time I have ran the distance, but you don’t get used to it. It takes everything from you to run these sort of distances, and #RTTS2017 was the hardest I’ve ever done. Throughout this blog I’m going to talk […]

British 10k | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

British 10k

Originally published on pickupthepacepaul The name and the key sponsors may have changed time and time again, but the British 10k is an event I keep going back to. This is the 5th time I have taken part in this event. A couple of highlights with this event are last year, where I paced it […]

Bananaman Triathlon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blog | Linked Fitness

Bananaman Triathlon 2017

Originally published on pickupthepacepaul In 2016 I took on the “bunch of bananas” as my first ever triathlon, which was one of my first blogs as well. You can remind yourself about it here. With the team time trial event, you take on each discipline as a group of 3. I joined Epsom Triathlon Club (ETC) when […]

Hard. Hot. Hilly and Totally Amazing! Peachtree 10k Recap

Bear in mind I ran the Peachtree 10k last year and completely melted! Holy Cow that was one hot race! It was sooo much fun so it wasn’t too tough to twist my arm into putting my name into the hat for the lottery to run it again this year. I told MFH (My Favorite […]

Swansea Half Marathon 2017 | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Swansea Half Marathon 2017

Originally published on pickupthepacepaul Swansea Half Marathon was voted Gold as the best half marathon with more than 5,000 competitors at the running awards 2017. This is not the first time I’ve heard good things about #RunSwansea so I decided I would run the event. Unfortunately I looked a little too late, and accommodation costs ruled it […]

Tobias Mews:Interview with an Adventurer | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Tobias Mews: Interview with an Adventurer

Originally published on pickupthepacepaul I am always on the look out for motivation. Recently I wrote about running a marathon, which is filled with encouragement and motivation to run a marathon. Taking part in a race is always a good way to motivate yourself, however some people find motivation from setting their own challenges. It is […]

How to Swim Faster Breaststroke

The breaststroke, while a favored stroke of your casual lap swimmer for its ease of breath, is not an easy stroke to master for your neighbourhood competitive swimmer. Whether it is trying to master the timing of the breaststroke kick—which can leave even the most accomplished swimmer feeling like a rank amateur—to mastering the pull […]

Running With The Devil

This past December 10, I ran Brazos Bend, 100. I ran the 50 mile distance as a training run for my upcoming February 100 miler. We’ve chatted about that race in a previous post, so we’ll just leave that be. What we’re going to be discussing today is a person I saw on the trails […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping

Hi.  I’m still alive!  …there’s nothing quite like serving as a juror on a murder trial to remind you of that fact.  The past few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind.  In a nutshell:  I am steadily building mileage, I got engaged, and I learned that serving on a jury is really stressful […]

St Albans Half Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Linked Fitness Community

St Albans Half Marathon 2017

The #icelollyrun set in the middle of June, you would expect it to be hot. I paced St Albans Half for the first time last year, and it was miserable. It rained heavily before the start, and there were showers throughout the run. This year there was a vastly different experience, the weather was beautiful; […]

Linked Fitness

Alison, from Linked Fitness, contacted me the other day about writing up a quick Q/A covering a few questions. I thought it sounded like fun so today we’re going to be answering the two questions she asked. Before we answer the questions, though, I need to give a shout out to Alison and the people […]

Ghostbusters 6 hour timed event | Paul Addicott | Linked Fitness

Ghostbusters 6 hour timed event

In 2016 I ran my first ever event with Phoenix running, with Ghostbusters. 2016 Ghostbusters event A year to the day I returned for my 9th marathon with them. These events take the same format; just over 3 mile laps, 6 hours to do as many as you want, 8 laps is an official marathon. […]

Ben Smith: Interview with an Inspirational runner | Paul Addicott | Linked Fitness

Ben Smith: Interview with an Inspirational runner

Ben Smith is a true running inspiration. He is known widely for the 401 Challenge, and a running legend in his own right. What many people may not know is the story behind the 401 challenge, which is where Ben really provides real inspiration. He has motivated so many people across the country to believe […]

Camelbak Ultra 10 Race Vest | Liam Martin | Member Blog | Linked Fitness

Camelbak Ultra 10 Race Vest

Camelbak have updated there range for 2017 with the introduction of the new Camelbak Ultra 10 Race Vest made to endure the world famous UTMB. Stated by Camelbak as vest ”Designed for self-supported runs” its a nice looking vest but how good are the upgrades? Camelbak Ultra 10 Race Vest Features (as from Camelbaks Site) […]

Happy Birthday!!!

A little while back, I was invited to a Birthday Party. As a rule, I don’t get invited to Birthday Parties much anymore. I think maybe, at 55, I’m past my prime? It’s kind of a shame because I really(!) like cake! This Birthday Party was different. It was for a friend (who was throwing […]

Northants Shire & Spire Ultra (DNF) 2017

It was rude not to enter being so close to home and taking in parts of Northamptonshire I had never visited was also a bonus. The Shore & Spires 35 Mile Ultra takes in some glorious countryside, churches and Estates of Northamptonshire. Starting at Lamport Hall on a sunny and warm day 170 Runners all made […]

Sally Freeman Lane

I was fortunate enough to meet a sister of my immediate neighbor to the west this evening. How this meeting came about is, I was taking Paxton (and Kali) for our evening walk. The cows were out and Paxton had gone to say, “Hi!” to them. Because he had visited the cows, he was an […]

RNR Liverpool Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

RNR Liverpool Marathon 2017

Bank holiday weekend has been spent having fun in Liverpool and the surrounding area. This was my first experience of the Rock and Roll marathon series. Although I have been eyeing up their races for many years. These events are known for their bling and party atmosphere. On offer on day one was a 5k […]

New Leg Training Ideas | Chris Zaremba | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

New Leg Training Ideas

Here are three leg training machines that are a little different to ones I’ve used elsewhere. Filmed at Watson Gym Equipment stand at BodyPower, and many thanks to them. Here are my thoughts on the relative merits of each. Dual Footplate 45° Leg Press This particular 45° leg press has a feature I’ve not seen […]

103 Miles The Cotswolds Way Challenge | Liam Martin | Linked Fitness Community

103 Miles The Cotswolds Way Challenge

”I can do this, I can do this, I can do this” I keep telling myself I’m 97 Miles and 13879ft of accents into The Cotswolds way and I’m trying to muster what energy I have left through the pain coursing through my feet and knees. One day Prior I had set off from Banbury train station […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Refreshed. Kind of.

This week is only my second week back to running after my two week break.  I started to write a blog about it last week (titled simply, Refreshed), but it felt really forced. Don’t get me wrong.  I DO feel physically refreshed.  In fact, this recovery period was better than ever before!  For the first […]

Be prepared, stay hydrated | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Be prepared, stay hydrated

With a rise in temperatures, I’m mindful that there are many out there with their first marathon, or other races coming up. I wrote a BLOG a few weeks ago about running a marathon. Today whilst engaging with people about RnR Liverpool marathon on Sunday I thought to myself “it’s going to be hot”. One […]

Zero Drop~My Transition to #AltraRunning

A Twitter friend asked me about my transition to my Zero Drop #AltraRunning shoes. I’ve been thinking about this most of the day and I’ll try to give a little history here without putting everybody to sleep. When I started running, getting close to 6 years ago, MFH (My Favorite Husband) knew the importance of […]

Windsor Trail Half Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Linked Fitness Community

Windsor Trail Half Marathon 2017

What a beautiful day to run the trails along the Thames path. The 21st May 2017 marked the 2nd time I have ran this event, but the first time I have paced it. Not only did I pace this event for F3events, but also grabbed a group of fellow pacers to come and do it […]

Why I Run Ultra Marathons | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Why I Run Ultra Marathons

A lot of people ask me what is an Ultra Marathon? Well it’s anything further than your Marathon distance of 26.2 miles and then once people process that, it,s why do I train for and run ultra marathons? I have always replied that its a massive challenge but people still then ask ”But have you […]

Be Ready for Your OW Race: Open Water Drills

Open water drills to practice in the pool As the triathlon season starts to take off and your ‘A race’ draws closer, it is a good time to start thinking about some open water practice. Ahead of your OW race we highly recommend that you find some time to practice in open water. However, we appreciate […]

#MScoffeerunners

I guess it was about 2 years ago that I started a Facebook page for Mississippi runners. TBH, I didn’t have a clue what to call it. I thought frantically…grasping at straws. What was it that most runners connect with/agree upon? Coffee. A lot of runners will drink some coffee to get their insides doing […]

I RUN, THEREFORE I CAN | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

I RUN, THEREFORE I CAN

I have been running since 2015. One of the main reasons I started running is because I was struggling with anxiety and had been recommended running as a way to help. Running isn’t a cure but personally it has really helped me. I have struggled with anxiety for many years. In some periods it got […]

PJAMATHON 6 hour timed event | Paul Addicott | Linked Fitness Community

PJAMATHON 6 hour timed event

Another Phoenix running event, but this time at a new venue. I had already entered Top Gun, which I ran two days ago, when they announced their brand new location; Nonsuch Park. As this is my local parkrun it made sense that I would enter it, so another busy weekend for me. This was my […]

Balance Festival Urban Triathlon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Balance Festival Urban Triathlon 2017

This morning I didn’t have time to let the marathon stiffness of yesterday set in as I had an early start to get the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium for the #urbantri17. The plan was for me to lead the front of the first wave of runners for the 6k run. This element started at 07:30 hours, […]

Top Gun 6 hour timed event 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Top Gun 6 hour timed event 2017

Today I took on my 24th marathon, and 28th 100 mc qualifying event (including 3x 100k and an Ironman). This is the 7th Phoenix Running  event I have taken part in, and it followed the usual set up. 6 hours to run as many laps as you like, 8 laps is an official marathon, so […]

The Search For A Snappy Title~Coke 10K

Seriously! I can’t think of a snappy title for this blog! I think it’s one of the reasons I haven’t written up this post yet. Isn’t that the silliest thing ever? Be that as it may, I don’t want to procrastinate or else I might forget some of the incredibly awesome things that happened this […]

So you want to run a marathon | Paul Addicott | Linked Fitness Community

So you want to run a marathon

I have seen so many posts over the years giving advice to people for running a marathon. Some of it good, some of it wouldn’t be the advice I would give. Enough watching, now for my turn So I’ve decided to put some of my thoughts together, in the hope that it will help someone […]

Part Two: London Through This Mississippi Girl’s Eyes

After two complete posts about London, I would be completely remiss if I didn’t FINALLY talk about my friend Lou. Lou is the absolute best!!! This kind and generous lady offered ~way back when I found out I would be running the London Marathon~to have MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I stay at her place […]

MK Marathon Weekend 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

MK Marathon Weekend 2017

On bank holiday Monday, 1st May, its time for MK Marathon weekend. I completed the half last year as the 1:45 pacer and was really pleased to get an invite back for this year. This is a whole weekend of running with the Rocket 5k on the Sunday and the choice of a full or […]

London Through This Mississippi Girl’s Eyes | Melinda Howard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

London Through This Mississippi Girl’s Eyes

MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I landed at Heathrow Airport after a 15 hour flight and 3 hours driving from our house to the Birmingham, Alabama, airport. We were a little tired around the edges but super excited to begin our new adventure in the UK! First things first was getting through customs. To get […]

US Half Marathon Champs: Incremental Gains | Member Blogs| Linked Fitness Community

US Half Marathon Champs: Incremental Gains

On Saturday I raced the US Half Marathon Championships, held in conjunction with the Cap City Half Marathon in Columbus, Ohio.  It seems super weird to write about a race that happened more than 48 hours ago, but I had the extremely rare luxury of not even packing my laptop since I didn’t have any […]

London Marathon 2017 | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

London Marathon 2017

Had an awesome weekend and marathon in London 😀 A few months ago (27th January ’17) I got an email from The Running Bug team, that I had been selected to be a Reebok #FloatrideLondon ambassador with a free place at the “otherwise-sold-out-and-very-hard-to-get-a-place-in”-London Marathon. I’m very pleased and humbled for getting this opportunity! The last […]

Hackney Half Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Hackney Half Marathon 2017

I’ve heard people talking about events with a real community feel before, and now I understand what they mean. Hackney Half was a wonderful event with a lot of support from spectators, and I was very happy to be part of it. I paced the 1:40 group at Hackney Half, which was the first time […]

London Marathon ~ What An Amazing Race!!! | Melinda Howard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

London Marathon~What An Amazing Race!!!

MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I just arrived home last night, well, technically this morning (1:00am) from our travels to the United Kingdom. What an incredible trip and I’ve been dying to tell you all about it! The past few days, I’ve been trying to think about how to go about sharing the past 10 […]

Training Cycle Recap | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Training Cycle Recap

I made it! Truthfully, I think everyone’s “A” goal for any race should be to make it through the training cycle – and to the starting line – healthy, happy, and emotionally prepared to race.  We put so much emphasis on time goals that we rarely see the big picture:  just getting to the starting line […]

The 2017 Running Awards | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

The 2017 Running Awards

To think my little blog was up on a running awards site so long ago now (well it feels like it) was amazing up there with the 85 or so other running blogs I have to admit i felt a little pride rush over me. Now to think in January I found out I had […]

London Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

London Marathon 2017

Where do I start? I absolutely love running London Marathon which has a special place in my heart. This race was always an ambition of mine, and after years of trying to get entry I first raced as a rhino in 2011. 2013 was my next attempt and a massive PB for me. Then something […]

The Running Awards and Expo Fun | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

The Running Awards and Expo fun

London marathon 2017 is going to be epic. Always one of my favourite events on the calendar, and I should know having ran it five times previously. I always enjoy the expo, but the lead up to London this year has been crazy… Very proud of my London marathon medals It has been a rollercoaster […]

Always Searching | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Always Searching

I saw a movie last week, Your Name, that resonated with me very deeply.  Without giving too much away, this was an Anime film that had a strong theme of nostalgia, with a core line repeated by the main character of I always feel like I’m searching for someone, or some place. Throughout the [gorgeous] […]

Next stop: London Marathon | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Next Stop: London Marathon

London Marathon this coming Sunday – Yeah 😀 With less than a week to go, I’m feeling ready for it – Still slightly surreal that I’ve got the chance to run it though, but I’m looking very much forward to it indeed! Thankful and excited! A couple of weeks ago I was at a Reebok/Sweatshop […]

Dean Karnazes – Running Legend | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Dean Karnazes – Running Legend

Dean Karnazes, the “Ultra-marathon Man”, is a running legend and the perfect choice for my first Running Legend interview. Dean has completed 50 marathons in 50 days, won the 135-mile Badwater Ultra-marathon, ran 350 miles in just over 80 hours and ran 3,000 miles across America in 75 days. Most recently Dean completed a 153 […]

One Week!!!

One week from right this second, I’m guessing I’ll be enjoying a post race EAB (Evening Adult Beverage) in a pub in London somewhere. London is 6 hours ahead of where I live. It’s 2:30pm as I’m writing so that would make it 8:30pm in London. Something like that anyway and as the saying goes, […]

Best Vacuum Insulated Bottles and Flasks in Market

In these modern days, the facilities available to us have become endless. When it comes to carrying safe water and food, there are various options that are available in the market. One can argue over a long period of time over the importance of these items but one can’t deny the growing use of these […]

Eight Days | Melinda Howard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Eight Days

I actually thought about waiting until tomorrow to write this blog but Monday’s can be kind of hectic around here and then the window of opportunity would be gone. What window, you ask? Whenever I hear the words, “Seven Days,” my poor movie line addled brain automatically syncs the line from the movie, “The Ring.” […]

Brighton Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Brighton Marathon 2017

On Sunday 9th April 2017 I ran my 4th Brighton marathon. A few more stats for you: it was my 2nd marathon in April 2017, 5th marathon this year, 22nd marathon I have completed, which joins 3 100k and an Ironman to make 26 towards the 100 marathon club. Pre race: I always travel down […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

Big Week: Complete

A lot of people find it surprising that I train primarily alone.  I have a training partner for my easy days, and Dave joins me for at least half of my long run mileage, but for my workouts I am mostly solo.  I actually really like it this way.  I don’t have to worry about […]

Boston Strong - Boston Marathon | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Boston Strong

Following is a story I wrote about a young local runner, which appeared in today’s edition of the Pottsville Republican Herald newspaper. www.republicanherald.com Each of the more than 26,000 runners who will toe the starting line at Hopkinton, Massachusetts, on April 17 for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon has a story. Often the […]

Matchiversary!

April 9, 2015 was a life changing day for me. It was the day I was matched with my #IRun4 buddy, Aiden, #IRun4Aiden Since that day, my running has done a 360. Pre-Aiden, my running was all about: How much faster can I get. Can I PR this race? Can I AG (Age Group) place? […]

The Benefits of Front Squat for Athletes

In the never-ending debate regarding what type of squats are best for athletes and regular gym-goers there is one crucial thing that needs to be addressed from the outset: The type of squat you favor or do in the gym should reflect your goals. So, for example, if your goal is to open up your […]

Manchester Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Manchester Marathon 2017

I was very pleased to get a place pacing Manchester marathon 2017. I have never completed this event before, but have had it in my sights over the last couple of years. It had some bad press last year for some organisational issues, but I had always heard it was a good fast course. This […]

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR

A new watch – the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR – has arrived just in time for a bit of testing before taking it to London Marathon ? The new watch says 1 April 2017! A little more than 3 weeks till London Marathon and I have just received a new gadget + some other cool stuff from Suunto Team for testing. […]

How to Achieve Your Workout Goals

We’ve all been there—we start out with a badass goal for the gym, but after a couple days, a couple weeks, a couple months, we fall flat on our face. Eventually, after we have licked our wounds for long enough and summoned up the courage to give it another we go we reformulate a plan, […]

Swim Session | Breathing and Head Position | Got To Tri | Linked Fitness Community

Swim Session: Where’s your head at?

What will you need: Pull buoy Paddles Warm up (400m) 2 x (50m easy FC, 50m kick on back, 50m paddles, 50m pull buoy) Drills (400m) 3 x sink downs 100m easy any breathing pattern, concentrate on continuous exhale 100m easy breathing every 3rd stroke, concentrate on continuous exhale 100m easy concentrate on low head and smooth […]

So, What’s the Scoop and London Marathon Training

WARNING: This post will contain a lot of TMI. The end of last week, I started experiencing some abdominal discomfort. I elected to ignore it. Going to the doctor isn’t at the tippy top of my list of favorite things to do. As a matter of fact, I go way out of my way to […]

North London Half Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Running | Linked Fitness Community

North London Half Marathon 2017

I was fortunate enough to be offered a place at this years North London Half Marathon. I went to the launch as part of #NLSquad and was really looking forward to the fantastic Wembley Stadium finish. Unfortunately I then realised it clashed with Silverstone Half which I had already committed to pace. I then started […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Arghghghghg: A Tale in Sharing the Track

Over 17 years of competitive running, I am quite fortunate that my truly frustrating moments of harassment while running are few and far between.  Mostly, the situations have bordered more on bizarre than actually threatening.  For instance, the one that sticks out in my mind the most is the man who drove up to me […]

LIDL Kingston Breakfast Run | Paul Addicott | Running | Linked Fitness Community

LIDL Kingston Breakfast Run

Mother’s Day 2017. A few months ago I had something to ask my wife… is it ok if I run on Mother’s Day? I had been asked by HumanRace to be a pacer and I needed to ask Kirsty’s permission for a green light. As always she supported me, and I picked the shortest distance […]

3 Reasons a Food Journal Will Unlock Your Workouts

The influence that our nutrition and diet play on athletic performance aren’t always as apparent as they should be, but it’s there, either pushing you along with more energy, faster recovery, and a stronger immune system, or it’s dragging you down, leaving you feeling haggard, tired, and sluggish. In our battle to conquer our nutrition […]

#DragonWhisperer

Yesterday was a picture perfect morning for some miles. Lucky for me, it was my long run day! I mixed up some #TailwindNutrition, put on some #ChafeX *in strategic places, laced up a brand new, straight out of the box, pair of #AltraRunning and bounded out the door. I had three hours of running I […]

Birthday Challenge | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Birthday Challenge

19th of February, a date for your diary everyone!!!  Not really, just my family and friends 😉 Are you looking for a fun idea to celebrate your birthday???  So was I, so I hatched a plan. ​ I never really do anything for my birthday but this year I fancied doing something slightly wacky. I […]

A Good Dose of Perspective | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A Good Dose of Perspective

Yesterday I had one of those days that, honestly, when I admit to the way I felt people are probably going to be super annoyed with me.  While I know it sounds like a pretty sweet gig to stay at home with my dogs, write about running and animals, run as much/whenever I want, and […]

Limassol Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Limassol Marathon 2017

The Limassol Marathon has been much more than a marathon for me, it was a week long family holiday. Therefore this blog will be broken down into sections. The first will focus on the actual marathon, which I completed, that’s why you are reading this right? The second will look at the weekend; pre race, […]

From DNF to a great week! | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

From DNF to a great week!

‘’UNTIL YOU’RE BROKEN, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF. IT GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO BUILD YOURSELF ALL OVER AGAIN, BUT STRONGER THAN EVER.’’ This quote has never been more apparent than in the past week or so. I mean there’s nothing worse than being broken and when its during a race and only […]

The Suffering OCR | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

The Suffering OCR

I’m standing at the start line about to take on this epic challenge. I am running in the elite wave of The Suffering and on listening to the race brief we are told to expect no less than 10 miles of obstacle. No less than 10 miles meaning they don’t even know how far the race course exactly […]

ED WHITLOCK: THE LOSS OF A RUNNING LEGEND | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

ED WHITLOCK: THE LOSS OF A RUNNING LEGEND

Running icon, Ed Whitlock, died yesterday, at the age of 86. Below is a blog I wrote on November 27, 2015, entitled “In the Presence of Greatness,” after having had the honor of meeting and speaking with Ed at the Berwick, Pennsylvania Run for the Diamonds on Thanksgiving Day 2015. Ed Whitlock was humble and […]

Bronzed #AltraRunning

I finally broke down and ordered a pair of Altra One 2.5′s. I hadn’t run in this particular model before because they’re a pretty minimalist shoe and I had always worn the Torin’s. The Torin’s have a little more “Oomph!” to them~more cushioning, if you will. *Torin 2.5 To be honest, I was just a […]

Training Cycle Recap | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

USATF 15k Champs / Gate River Run

I was talking on the phone with my mom earlier this week and mentioned how I wasn’t going to make it to my great-niece’s birthday party on Sunday, with the race happening this weekend and all.  My mom’s response was that she didn’t even know I was racing.  Let me remind you that, like a […]

Silverstone Half Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Silverstone Half Marathon 2017

On 12th March 2017 I paced Silverstone Half Marathon for Runners World. I have paced for Runners World 6 times, and will be pacing London Marathon next month, this was also the 24th event I have paced. This was the 3rd year in a row that I’ve paced the 1:45 group, and I managed to […]

3 Things Swimmers Can Do to Stay Fired Up to Train Hard

The swim season is a long, long haul. For many fast age group swimmers there is no season—it’s non-stop from September to August, with a week or two to recover, catch up on socializing, and prepare for another monster season. With the length of the season it’s natural that there are going to be some […]

Restructuring my training plan | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Restructuring my training plan

Great news – I’ve got a new job! YAY! ? Very happy about that after some months without… However, due to necessary commuting I’ll have to rethink and restructure my training plan for 2017. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been selected to be a part of the Reebok Floatride Team for this […]

Regularly exercise and keep your body fit through different Dumbbells set available online

‘Health is wealth’. For those who love to keep on healthy and uphold a set daily routine, health is really treated as a wealth in every aspect. They are very much precise in their daily routine and learn to stick to a set timetable for daily exercises. Some of them keep their diet very sternly […]

This n’ That

I had a busy weekend. Keeping busy is better than being bored, right? To be honest, I had been looking forward to this past weekend for quite a while. I was to be a volunteer at the MS50 Trail Run on Saturday. This would be my first time volunteering at this race. Normally, you would […]

ARRS | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

ARRS

If you enjoy reading running statistics, I mean every conceivable running statistic, there is a site you absolutely must visit. The Association of Road Race Statisticians, ARRS, www.arrs.net, was created by Ken Young. ARRS focuses on elite distance running at distances from 3000-meters and longer. ARRS has a huge date base of more than 900,000 performances […]

3 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press

The bench press is perhaps the most popular exercise in the weight room. It’s a test of brute strength, will, and power, and it is very often the barometer by which athletes, gymgoers and casual lifters measure their upper body strength. And yet, for it’s popularity, a surprising number of people I work with at […]

London Marathon training – week 7

All told, not a bad old week. A mixture of fun, speed, a bit more speed and then a real slog to round things off. Oh, and a huge dose of self awareness just to bring me crashing back down to earth. Tuesday, 14th February, 2017Just a little easy run tonight, very welcome after yesterday’s […]

24 of 38 | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

24 of 38

“I ain’t old, but I’ve been around a long time.” From the song, “Been Around a Long Time,” by Delbert McClinton. Most days, when one opens their mail, it is filled with advertisements, political jokes or comments from friends, bills, and occasionally, something useful or informative. On Saturday morning, as I perused my email, sipping […]

Women’s Camp 2017 | Got To Tri | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Women’s Camp 2017

Day Zero & One — Getting to know the gang Our Women Only Tri Camp kicked off on Saturday at our base at Ferrer Janeiro in Can Picafort, Mallorca. We were super excited to welcome 8 athletes to our first ever #WomenOnly camp, which along with the core Got To Tri team is being supported by Coaches Rachel […]

Sandbanks to Swanage a little 17 Miles! | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Sandbanks to Swanage a little 17 Miles!

One of my favourite  places in the UK is Dorset and the Jurassic coast. I find the place as stress free as it can get with rolling countryside and beautiful coastlines. I have wanted to run at least some part of the Jurassic Coast for some time now. With a little weekend break managed to get my […]

MK Festival Swimrun | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

MK Festival Swimrun

5th March 2017 I took on MK Festival half for Xempo. I was not originally down to run this race, but owing to a few people dropping out I was happy to offer my services. Unfortunately the name wasn’t changed, so if you can’t find me “tonight Mathew, I’m going to be Paddy Green”. This […]

Why Athletes Should Train with Battling Ropes

When it comes to pound-for-pound effectiveness, there is little out there that is as awesome for getting in killer shape than a set of battle ropes. Forget the bulky and super expensive treadmill or erg machine, or an over-priced spin bike. All you really need to get a devastating workout is a set of sturdy, […]

This Is My Super Excited Face

I’ve been stalking my email the majority of this week. You’ve heard of stalking your mailman when you’re waiting for a package, right? Well,visualize me refreshing my email a zillion times a day waiting for a certain email to come. That was me starting Monday through yesterday afternoon. Why? Tailwind Nutrition was going to be […]

How to Clean Up Your Bad Training Habits with a Swimmer’s Snorkel

One of the easiest ways to fix a variety of stroke dysfunctions is with the use of a swimmer’s snorkel. Here’s just some of the cool stuff that happens when you strap on one of these pieces of swim gear at your next session in the pool. 1. It fixes poor hip position. If there […]

Weight Training for Swimmers: 5 Things Swimmers Need to Remember When Hitting the Gym

Swimmers spend a whole heap of time swimming up and down that tiled black line. From those shiver-inducing 4:45am workouts, to the long holiday training camps, to a season that a never quite seems to end competitive swimmers invest a lot into the sport. This commitment extends itself to weight training for swimmers, and to […]

Reviewed – Tailwind Nutrition | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Reviewed – Tailwind Nutrition

As a keen long distance runner I am always trying to find ways of fueling myself and for the most part of a year have been using gels and not entirely liking them. Tailwind states the following on their website and this is why I was keen to try it out. All you need, all […]

Why Swimmers Should Warm Up with Swim Fins On | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Why Swimmers Should Warm Up with Swim Fins On

Like you need an added excuse to wear fins—Here’s why wearing fins on during warm-up will help ease shoulder pain and prepare you for faster swimming later in practice. When it comes to pieces of swimming gear, nothing gets swimmers excited quite like getting to wear swim fins. After all, the joys of ripping across […]

Who is The Welsh Runner? | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Who is The Welsh Runner?

I was recently interviewed about my passion for running and my training so I thought I would post my answers for anyone that is interested. In future posts I will follow this up with interviews of some of the runners that inspire and motivate me. So here are the questions I was asked and my […]

London Marathon training – Week 6

I suppose it’s always going to happen at some point, a week that brings something of a dip in confidence and motivation. Last week had been a really good week, a different week, so returning home from London and getting back to the old routine presented something of a challenge. Monday, 6th February, 2017It was […]

The Butterfly Stroke: 4 Tips for Mastering the

The Butterfly Stroke: 4 Tips for Mastering the “Butterdie”

The butterfly stroke is the physically challenging of the four swimming strokes. Tough to learn, and tough to do, but once you master the timing and achieve some of the conditioning necessary to perform the stroke correctly, it’s one of the most satisfying ways to train in the water. Here are some pieces of advice […]

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2017: LAURA FOUNTAIN | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2017: LAURA FOUNTAIN

Laura Fountain Laura Fountain AKA the runner, marathoner, writer, running coach, PT behind Lazy Girl Running . Although you probably know a lot about Laura already, I’ll outline a few basics but then let you read on with the interview. Surprisingly, Laura hasn’t always been a runner and decided to take it up when she was a […]

3 Tips for Crushing It on Your Foam Roller | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

3 Tips for Crushing It on Your Foam Roller

The foam roller. It’s impossible to miss them at the local gym. Those brightly coloured cylinders of soft tissue destruction litter our local weight training facilities like confetti at an electronic music show. If the tubes weren’t so hard to miss, it would be impossible to miss the fervent sawing back and forth of gymgoers […]

The Sneaky Benefits of Compression Gear

The Sneaky Benefits of Compression Gear

Compression gear – it’s everywhere. Pro athletes wear so much of it that the only skin they show is of their faces. It also doesn’t seem to matter what sport, Crossfitters, weight lifters, basketball players, football players, if there is a competition being held, and an edge to be had, you can bet your bottom […]

Life Returns To The Legs

Last summer I got totally fried at Grandma’s Marathon. Not sunburn fried but fried in that I didn’t have any extra “Oomph” to give, fried. I was overtrained. The race was black flagged due to heat and it all added up to cooking my goose. Since last June, my running has suffered. I’ve had a […]

Ride London – Raffle for Samaritans | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ride London – Raffle for Samaritans

Those who know me know that I take part in a lot of events. I don’t tend to do a lot of fundraising for charity in events for a few reasons: Firstly, I do so many events that it is hard to find something that people will consider a good challenge to sponsor me for; […]

Always Searching | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Small Changes, Big Results

A couple weeks ago I posted this on facebook: and I really reflected on what I had said about eating more.  Was I not eating enough?  I had noticed lately in race photos that I have been looking particularly lean, but didn’t think much of it.  After all, that’s kind of what your body naturally […]

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Max Out Your Workout Routine | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Max Out Your Workout Routine

Exercise, working out, strength training—is not a one-size fits all process. As much as we would like to simplify things, what works for me and my workout routines might not work for you. Here are five things, regardless of your goals in the gym, or where you are starting out from, whether an Olympic champion […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

Track Tuesday: Getting Fast

I’m finally getting back in the swing of things after cross country earlier this month.  I took a little bit of time to reset after a weekend that absolutely destroyed my body.  Even though the distance was only a 10k, my body ached as if I had run a marathon and I was sore for […]

Swimming Goggles

5 Tips for Picking Out Swimming Goggles

The absolute basics when it comes to swimming gear is simple: a swim suit and a set of goggles. Everything else, from paddles, fins, even a towel—are things that you can get away without. Swimming goggles, however, are mandatory. There are two quick reasons for this: first, you need to be able to see under […]

Dirty Running 6 hour timed event | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Dirty Running 6 hour timed event

Part 2 After running a marathon on the Saturday, I was about to enter a whole new world of experiences by then running another marathon on Sunday. This was my first back to back Marathon attempt, and I was back on familiar ground, with the same format as the day before. Two main differences on […]

London Marathon Training Week 5

London Marathon training – Week 5

And so onto week five, a week that would end with a hugely memorable weekend in London – and a medal! My training plan had this marked down as an easier week but, in many ways, it was anything but. A lot of fun, yes, but not necessarily easier.   Monday, 30th January, 2017 I […]

THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ON THE BOOT | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ON THE BOOT

Since being diagnosed with a stress fracture (second metatarsal) two weeks ago, I haven’t been without my boot. It’s almost as if it has become part of me. In fact, the positive effects of the boot outweigh the negatives in every way. I’ve learned to love the boot: and I want you guys to know […]

The Jaw Dropper 6 hour timed event | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

The Jaw Dropper 6 hour timed event

Part 1 This is a blog of two parts. The Jaw Dropper on Saturday 18th February is the first instalment of my back to back Marathon attempt. This is the first time I have attempted this, and so is an unknown for me. Tomorrow will be Part 2, where I take on Dirty Running. This […]

Big Easy Mountain Marathon | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Big Easy Mountain Marathon

Big Easy????? What the #@%&!!!!!!!!! Big, yes. Easy, no!! ​If you are looking for a real adventure marathon in New Zealand, then this is the race for you to enter.  It has everything… punishing uphills, even more punishing downhills (20kms!), beautiful views as far as the eye can see, fantastic marshals, a gorgeous river run […]

ALMOST HEAVEN! | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

ALMOST HEAVEN!

“Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.” Take Me Home, Country Roads–John Denver Morgantown, West Virginia is a magical place. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountain range, along the Monongahela River, the city of about 31,000 residents swells from August to May with the arrival of students from around the world who attend the […]

Sticking with my Resolutions: New Recipes | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Sticking with my Resolutions: New Recipes

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to try one new recipe per week.  I LOVE to cook, but I also fall into a rut very easily where I’m  making the same dishes over and over. When I was going going through my house around New Year’s, I realized I have way too […]

Purchase Better-Quality Free Standing Pull Up Bar From Reliable Online Store

In this innovative world of technology, life has become more laid-back and almost all jobs have become desk-bound. Besides these, in this competitive world, people hardly find any time for themselves, for their daily exercise or any kind of fitness actions. This behavior of human’s leads to several body related disorders and also causes a […]

How to Explore the Career of Fitness Expert to the Fullest

We all have some or the other targets and goals in life. In order to make your targets get fulfilled you need to work towards the same. A few efforts from your side will surely give you good results. At the same time if you go ahead and get the relevant qualifications then you can […]

Switching Gears

I’m back to marathon training. It’s been a big switch in gears! Since the beginning of October, I’ve been training for Rocky Raccoon 100. The focus has been on grinding out the miles and getting the time on my feet. Well, guess what? We’re doing an abrupt about face. No more grinding out the miles […]

Why I Run | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Why I Run.

Even when I was in the army I was never particularly fit, I mean yes I could Run, Tab and carry a lot of weight but I never pushed myself or found it interesting. Over the years I became less enthusiastic about doing Physical Training and after being diagnosed in 2009 with PTSD, Lets say […]

Social media has changed me…and my training | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Social media has changed me…and my training.

Bit of a cringe photo but still!… I didn’t really notice it before the injury. But now I’m sitting here with a fractured foot- off sport for at least 4 weeks- and I’m struggling. This post has the potential to be extortionately tedious: just another ‘social-media-has-ruined-my-life’ type article… so I’m not going to go down […]

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9: Are These Your Next Marathon Trainers? | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Review: Are These Your Next Marathon Trainers?

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 I’ve been really excited to finally review these trainers. I had an idea of what I wanted to write after a few runs but I felt that it was important for me to put at least 100 miles in to them before I released my judgement. The miles have been […]

Those Baby Blues and TMI

I guess I kind of left everybody hanging on my last post. On what you ask? The problem with my vision during last Saturday’s race. MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I drove home from Texas this past Monday and got home 8:00pm on Monday. Tuesday morning, after grabbing a few miles, I called my eye […]

Inside the Mind of a Mental Game Coach | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Inside the Mind of a Mental Game Coach + GIVEAWAY!

From time to time I love to highlight people within the sport, the BTS side, if you will (I only recently figured out what BTS meant, BTW. behind the scenes!).  Running is a sport that requires a lot of mental fortitude.  I first met Coach Dean in August of 2015 as I was preparing for […]

Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest

Now I do not normally start a review by telling you how good something is but Ultimate Direction have the holy grail of vests in the form of there new Jurek FKT Vest! Ultimate Direction and Scott Jurek are back again with a new line of vests and belts. I managed to get my hands […]

7 FOR '17 | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

7 FOR ’17

Following is an column that appeared in today’s Republican Herald newspaper, published in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. We are a little over a month into a year that, thus far, hasn’t been too bad for runners. Temperatures have been relative mild and snowfall has been minimal. As you embark on your training for this calendar year, I […]

What Happened!?! Step Ladders and Rocky Raccoon 100

Let’s start with the step ladders, shall we? I had heard terrible stories about the roots at Rocky Raccoon 100. I mean so really, REALLY bad stories at Rocky Raccoon (RR). I’m hear to tell you, they’re true! I was told that at nighttime, the roots would be reaching up and grabbing at my ankles […]

Trail Running Essentials | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Trail Running Essentials

A question that popped over and over last month is what kit do I NEED to carry on Trail Runs. This all depends on distance but if you are going out into the wilderness for anything more than 15 miles here are a few Essentials that I carry. First Aid Kit If your going out […]

Watford Half Marathon 2017 | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Watford Half Marathon 2017

I had been looking forward to this race for a long time. The first event for 2017. What was to make this event extra special was the fact that I would be pacing again for Xempo. Today marked the 13th time I have paced for Xempo, and my 22nd time pacing races? This was however […]

US XC Championships | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

US XC Championships

After a tough race I try to find as much positive in the experience as possible.  As far as I’m concerned, there is no reason to dwell on the negatives, except to identify them, determine what you can learn from them, and move on. I had very big goals going into this weekend, and my […]

What’s been up with me? Exams, injury and spinning | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

What’s been up with me? Exams, injury and spinning…

It’s been a little while since I’ve caught up on the blog, despite being relatively active on Instagram (which has obviously not got anything to do with the fact that it’s a great exams revision distraction…), so I’ll be using this post to tell you a bit about what’s going on. These past two weeks […]

On-the-juice: Beetroot | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

On-the-juice: Beetroot

The beetroot has been subject to many investigations and claims as a performance enhancing vegetable. I’ve been digging a bit and found the following: The beetroot: (copied from this source) Vitamins: Beet juice is an excellent source of vitamin C and folic acid. It also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3 in small amounts. It also […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

This is what you came for

^that’s my mantra this weekend. First of all, Bend is REALLY cool.  I am telling you that from a tea house where I was handed a list of 200 teas and told to choose JUST ONE, in addition to the many types of kombucha on tap.  I am in heaven. I’m really glad I chose […]

Easy and Practical Way to Enhance the Butts and Breasts

If you feel that it would have been great if you had a curvier body then in that case, you should take up a bit of workouts. But this might not give you too good results. Often, people feel that if they start eating more of fats and proteins then there would be bigger breasts, […]

Strength training

Muscle And Power: Top 5 Strength Training Tips For Teens

It is important to have the habit of staying fit from a very young age. Many teenagers are not involved in athletics or sports activities which take a grave toll on their health.  “Strength training is the perfect solution to curb this problem. The only prerequisites needed for strength training are willpower and patience.” Teenagers […]

London Marathon Training Week 4 | Linked Fitness Community

London Marathon training – Week 4

Well, that’s my first full month of marathon training in the bag. Considering this time last year I was on the injury bench and was still a fortnight away from even attempting my first run I reached the end of week four with a real sense of achievement, relief and excitement. Achievement because I’m sticking […]

Review Hydro Flask | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Review – Hydro Flask

An all round flask that can keep your coffee warm in the winter and your water cold in the summer is a must for all adventure seekers whether you walk, run or climb its always a handy bit of kit. In the past I have used countless products that just do not deliver and coming […]

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73.8 Mile Warm Up

On April 1, 2016, you would have found me in Austin, Texas, at a running friend’s house. I had made the drive to meet her and some other mutual running friends there in Austin and to run the Austin 10/20. It was a fun, fun weekend!!! When I arrived at her house, I had one […]

Being a Pacer | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Being a Pacer

I’m asked questions about being a pacer regularly. How do you get into pacing? How do you pace? Why do you pace? I’m always happy to answer any questions, so feel free to ask me anything. I love pacing, and I have had many great experiences pacing with Xempo, Runner’s World and other events. Recently […]

January an amazing month of running! | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

January an amazing month of running!

So the start of 2017 and with Christmas feeling so long ago now it was time to kick start the year with a good month of running. First off what a great start to the year for myself becoming a finalist in the Run Ultra Blog awards. something I am Immensely proud of and was […]

Donating blood and running | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Donating blood and running

A few people have asked me, how donating blood affects my running, so I thought I’d share a few facts on the topic. I’ve been donating blood for many years in both Denmark and in the UK. I’ve also been involved in an interval-study over a couple of years to find out more about, how often one […]

Athlete of the Month January 2017: Laura Muir | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Athlete of the Month January 2017: Laura Muir

It’s been a little while since we’ve had a new Athlete of the Month, so I’m very excited to introduce the first feature of 2017… Laura Muir It’s safe to say that Laura is doing very very well at the moment… and if you haven’t heard all about her successes then I don’t know where […]

Eat Grub | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Eat Grub

Energy bars are something every sports person will eat at some stage during a training or racing. Grub has brought out energy bars with a little difference Edible insects! FACT – Crickets are high in protein, have more iron than beef  and as much calcium as milk. Now I know what you are thinking a […]

Training Cycle Recap | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

How to Run through Emotional Fatigue

You guys, it’s been a rough week. Regardless of which side you’re on (but, let’s be honest, mostly if you’re the 64% of Americans who currently don’t approve of Trump), you’ve likely experienced feelings of hopelessness, despair, fear, anxiety, and outright sadness this week. As a proud whiny, bitchy, bratty, libtard, feminist snowflake (seriously, if […]

The Neolithic Half Marathon 2017 | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

The Neolithic Half Marathon 2017

A favorite half marathon of mine is again on this year. The The Neolithic half marathon across the British army’s training ground in Salisbury plain. A undulating course across country side that is not normally open to the public! Why not add the challenge to your 2017 Calendar and run with me on the 30th […]

Building endurance with bricks | Got To Tri | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Building endurance with bricks

Bike — Run — Repeat — Got To Tri Coach & Bike Lead, Santi Brage This session is necessary to allow you to feel exactly what race day might feel like — learn how to pace yourself in order to execute a strong run… Distance: 50 to 70km bike/ 5k to 15km run Location: Road. Try to create a route that […]

Reebok Ambassador + London Marathon 2017 | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Reebok Ambassador + London Marathon 2017

It seems like I’ll be running London Marathon 2017 after all ? Friday afternoon (27/1 2017) I got an email saying “You’re in!”.  A week prior to receiving this great email, I had filled in an application to become a Reebok Ambassador. This also includes a place at London Marathon in April 2017. How awesome […]

My Favourite Part of Exercising – More Food! | ActivWoman | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

My Favourite Part of Exercising – More Food!

I’m not a big New Year’s resolution person but like a lot of people, I do see the New Year as an opportunity to try to stamp out some bad habits (goodbye mid-morning muffin) and create new healthier habits (hello carrot sticks and hummus). In 2017, my general aims are to: Exercise a minimum of […]

Energy Gels the what, How and When | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Energy Gels the what, How and When

There are question posted on a daily basis on social media asking advice about energy gels. There are a lot of different manufacturers out there and different types of gel such as Isotonic, Energy, Caffeine. As such they can all affect the body in different ways especially your stomach with many people finding them hard […]

Sports Massage

I’ll admit I’m not the most disciplined person when it comes to stretching and rolling before and/or after a run. Usually before a run, I’m zipping around the house trying to get those ducks of mine in their row. After the run, I’m squabbling with my Garmin trying to get it to download and post […]

How To Maximise Your Nutrition To Build Muscle This Year

2016 has been a great year for the development of nutrition in the world of bodybuilding and improving body composition. Below I’ll outline what we’ve learnt from the science and how you can implement the changes into your diet in order to really make the most out of your training this year. First off I […]

London Marathon training – Week 3

Wow! What a week! After the relative inactivity of the week preceeding it the last seven days really couldn’t have gone any better. I’m almost at a happy place with my running. I’m not quite there yet but I’ll explain that later. Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 (3.1 miles)I decided to ease myself into the week […]

Sometimes you need a chocolate cake | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Sometimes you need a chocolate cake

You know how I’m always trying to find balance and this and that? Well, sometimes I neglect that balance includes pretending not to be a runner from time to time. When I was training for the Trials, it was easy to omit things like indulgent desserts and beer beyond my pre-race routine.  Then, after the […]

Kent Schools Cross Country January 2017 | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Kent Schools Cross Country January 2017

This past week has been pretty tough: and for once it hasn’t even been to do with the training. This time it was the pre-race nerves. I went out on Monday and Tuesday night but then rested until yesterday as I was sure I was getting a cold. Well, I was scared that I was […]

Let’s get 2017 started | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Let’s get 2017 started

Ok so we may be 3 weeks in but I feel like I’ve only just kick started 2017. After I busy end to 2016, with numerous events, January has been particularly slow. No events and work has got In the way of any real training. This has left me feeling a little demotivated and out […]

2:24 MARATHON WEEK 2

2:24 MARATHON WEEK 2

Week 2 did not go to plan at all, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I was still able to get some quality miles in and I feel like I am in a good place going forward. After finishing week 1 with back-to-back long runs, I decided to only run once on Monday. An […]

Magness5 Walk.

Three of the walking group enjoyed a very MUDDY walk on Tuesday starting from Jackson Bank Burton. It’s always great to venture out whatever the weather throws at us! We donned our wellies and trudged across squelchy fields and slithered over slippy stiles-warding off the prickly hedgrows. We were rewarded by encounters with a wondrous […]

Always Searching | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

On Being Bold

I keep a running list in my journal of topics I want to cover in my blog.  Unfortunately, the list has been growing faster than I can write, since I have been quite busy lately with 90+ mile weeks, coaching, and writing. A couple weeks ago, I wrote down “imposter syndrome” (or lack thereof) in my […]

Nice Shootin’ Tex!

We’re in full taper mode so I’m taking my time heading out the door in the morning to grab my miles. When I rush around to get out the door, I burn a lot of energy. These days I’m in energy conservation mode so everything is scaled back quite a bit. I got a later […]

New Year’s resolutions

At this time of year many already have or are in the making of their New Year’s resolutions. First things first – I hope you all have a had a lovely Christmas an a great New Years eve, and that you have had a great start on 2017. As mentioned at the start of this […]

London Marathon training – Week 2

Well, I say week two but, in reality, it was only half a week. Monday’s planned run didn’t happen. I had gone almost the entirety of Sunday night without getting any sleep. That’s not unusual for me and, normally, I can catch up during the day which is one of the few perks of working […]

5 Reasons to do an Ultra Marathon | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

5 Reasons to do an Ultra Marathon

When you think of running off for hours on end with a pack a lot of people would say no way! But you are missing out massively. There are so many amazing races out there from 50km up to 400+km. 1 Friendliest atmosphere ever as a lot of Ultra marathons are small compared to other […]

Tendon Rupture!?!

This past summer, I went to see my local Family Practitioner. It was a first time visit to this guy so we spent some time chatting about my activities and upcoming races. I had gone to him because I was switching Doctors and I had a small infection that need to be treated. The new […]

Are we running, or are we dancing?? | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Are we running, or are we dancing??

I usually write quite serious blogs, usually about my events, but today this post is slightly different. This is intentionally provocative, sarcastic… well I’m frankly taking the piss. If you are easily offended please stop reading now… you will definitely fall into one of my 4 categories of runners. I started working in central London […]

2:24 MARATHON WEEK 1 | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

2:24 MARATHON WEEK 1

London Marathon 2017 Training – Week 1 So here’s how this is going to work. I am going to give you an overview every week of how the week went and my thoughts. I will then provide a summary table of each run and any relevant comments so you can see exactly what my training […]

2017 Houston Half | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

2017 Houston Half

Things I should be doing instead of writing:  packing; finishing the 10,000 word eBook on canine body language I have due at midnight.  Things I won’t get done until I empty my head of race day thoughts:  packing; finishing the eBook I have due at midnight. When I signed up for this race in October, […]

Stride UK Lab Testing Experience | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Stride UK Lab Testing Experience

For Christmas this year I wouldn’t say my stocking was exactly very full…but I promise that wasn’t because my mum and step-dad were being  particularly mean. Fortunately, I was given an experience at the Stride Uk Lab down in Brighton: and so I’m excited to tell you guys about it. Let’s begin. What was the […]

Taper Time

It doesn’t seem possible that it’s time to taper for my 100 Mile race! I’m almost in a panic. It can’t be time! Nooooo!!! I’m supposed to have zillions more miles to run before the race! Facts are facts, however, and I am now officially in taper mode. Better buckle up! A 3 week taper […]

Marathon Madness Begins

Desperation as I lunge for the line in my debut Marathon. Catch Up It’s that time of year again. Marathon training. My blog has been a little quiet of late, which is a shame because I have been training hard and have been involved in some great events. I have decided to blog every week […]

London Marathon training – Week 1

Although I haven’t really been ‘not’ training, this week marked the beginning of my formal build up to the 2017 London Marathon in April. It’ll be my second marathon but my first proper training plan. Last year’s preparation was scuppered right from the start because of injury, meaning I couldn’t even begin until Valentine’s Day. […]

How Should I Detox After Christmas And New Year?

Are you thinking of going on a detox now that Christmas and New Years has passed? Perhaps you should rethink that idea. After all they don’t really work, can cost you a lot of money, they could even harm you. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hosen_Kiat/publication/269769478_Detox_diets_for_toxin_elimination_and_weight_management_A_critical_review_of_the_evidence/links/54dd61b40cf25b09b9135d31.pdf Most people don’t enjoy reading research papers or they find it hard to understand. […]

Story Time!

Today was supposed to be the Mississippi Blues Marathon. Notice I said, “Was.” My sister and I drove to Jackson, Mississippi, yesterday (Friday, January 6) to go to the Expo and meet up with a lot of our Mississippi running friends. We had plans for group pics and then dinner at a local pizza place. […]

QUANTITY OR QUALITY? | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

QUANTITY OR QUALITY?

Back in 1976 when I began my road racing career, I sometimes was forced to drive several hours to find a race. Today, on any given weekend, I am able to locate several races within 45 minutes of my doorstep. And that’s a good thing. I think. Through my personal contacts and posts on various […]

First Long Run of 2017 | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

First Long Run of 2017

So Christmas and new years is out of the way now and training has commenced again. I wont lie and say I kept to my training over Christmas because I did not there was just too much nice food to enjoy! Saturday I awoke and got my self ready for a LSR (long slow run) […]

RUNNING:IT'S A FAMILY THING | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

RUNNING:IT’S A FAMILY THING

Following is my monthly column, which appeared today in the Republican Herald newspaper. Running can truly be a generational thing. Our region has produced many great runners, many of whom have distinguished themselves at the scholastic, collegiate, and national levels. In a few rare instances, however, running success has spanned generations. The Lowthert family of […]

DKM | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

DKM

Today, the Irish punk rock group, Dropkick Murphys, released their new album, entitled, “11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory.” It is already downloaded on my running power playlist. Dropkick Murphys is all Boston, and for runners, DKM is all in. One of the songs on the new album is, “4-15-13,” written in honor of […]

Staying Injury Free

A few days ago one of Dave’s former college teammates stayed with us. He and I talked shop, and he was especially curious about my high mileage and durability, given that he had been plagued with mileage-related injuries for most of his running career. He made the comment that I must be very biomechanically sound, […]

FOR '17...AGAIN...WRITE IT DOWN | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

FOR ’17…AGAIN…WRITE IT DOWN

Happy New Year to all. My wish to all of you is to have a safe and healthy 2017, and that you have a year in which each day is a personal best. ‘Baby write this down. Take a little note. To remind you in case you didn’t know. Tell yourself I love you and […]

The Countdown Is On

The countdown is on! Then again, I’m a numbers nerd and am always counting down to one thing or another. It’s one of the ways I keep myself motivated and excited to get out the door and grind out the miles day after day. This coming Saturday is the Mississippi Blues Marathon. This will be […]

Hit your sweet-spot in 2017 | Phoebe Lebrecht | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Hit your sweet-spot in 2017

60min indoor or outdoor bike session incorporating micro-intervals This is a great session if you only have 60 minutes. Its best done on a turbo but you can do it on the road. This session combines two very effective forms of training; riding at an intensity called sweetspot, and short intervals that push up your […]

Oh ye of little faith

Why do I always do it? Why do I always doubt myself? What part of my self belief system always goes on the blink? Why does it always do it before a run? And why do I always forget that the reality is usually very, very different from what I feared it would be before […]

My 2016 recap | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

My 2016 recap

It’s seems that I can’t close off the year without telling you a little about how it went. In short I have ran 26 events in 2016. It has been a very good year, and this includes: 8 marathons; 1 100k; 1 Ironman; And I paced 9 events It has been a big year for […]

What I Eat Each Day | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

What I Eat Each Day: from breakfast to dinner.

Right, I want to keep this post short and snappy, so here’s what you can expect to read: an easy recipe and general information about what I eat each day (hence the title!!!), BUT you shouldn’t expect: any advice on what you should eat or any other guidelines for that matter. I’m writing this post […]

2017 Goals | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

2017 Goals

So its 2017 day 1, every one is setting there Resolutions or goals. I believe its important to set realistic goals something to aim for that will challenge you but are completely do-able. My goals are both to do with my running and fitness as well as my personal life starting with enjoying 2017 and […]

New Year, New Resolutions, New Inspiration | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

New Year, New Resolutions, New Inspiration

Happy New Year!! Well now that’s out of the way lets get down to it training for all this years events and challenges. Here is some inspirational videos to propel you into 2017! Run Forever : The film of Nicky Spinks & The Double Bob Graham Round GORE-TEX® – The spirit of trail running The […]

A great year of running - 2016 | Morten Lidegaard | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A great year of running – 2016

The year has come to an end and it’s time to reflect 🙂 It has been a crazy year for me regarding running! I’ve come much further than I’ve ever dreamt of, and I’m very pleased with my achievements. The craziness started last year (2015) when I finally decided to sign up for my first ultra run […]

Goodbye 2016 | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Goodbye 2016

Truthfully, I can’t believe that I have waited until the final few hours of 2016 to write this post.  After all, I’m a highly reflective person who loves to wrap up days, months, training cycles, races, events, etc. with a complete post-mortem of every. single. occurrence. But, 2016 is one that I’ve struggled to find […]

Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming

I’m going to tell you a story and maybe hop back three-ish years in the process. I’ll try to warn you ahead of time about the jump back in time so you don’t get lost. Yesterday MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I were driving from our house in Mississippi, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We head over […]

Frozen Phoenix 2 6 hour timed event | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Frozen Phoenix 2 6 hour timed event

Having ramped up my event participation over the last few months, I was left feeling as though the year had been cut short. I was not content that the last event was the last of 2016, so I booked a late entry to a Phoenix Running marathon on 30th December. As always, on the walk […]

Chia Charge REVIEW: Fuelling Me Far | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Chia Charge REVIEW: Fuelling Me Far

I’m going to be very straight with you guys, I really do love this brand. Whether it’s the chia seed flapjacks or cashew-coconut-chia nut butter, I’m a fan of EVERYTHING. Seriously, all the products just taste so good. Let me explain. disclaimer: I was sent a sample pack of various items. All opinions are honest! […]

IRun4Ultra

I bet you thought I misspelled #IRun4Aiden, didn’t you? I DO run for Aiden and I always will because he is my best-est buddy ever but today something happened and I wanted to share it with you. Before I left for my 50M race I applied for a spot as a 2017 Ambassador for #IRun4Ultra. […]

Weight Loss | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Weight-loss: Allowing you to Appearance and feel Very good

One of several stuff many people are hoping to accomplish can be a great exceptional physique as well as amount. All over the place anyone convert, absolutely, few people the thing is that religiously enroll in a fitness centre for you to sometimes keep his or her shape as well as to get rid of […]

2016 | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

2016

WHAT A YEAR!!!  Like so many people, I love to look back over the year and see how much I have achieved.  In those times when you are feeling down on yourself, it really picks you up to think how far you have come, and what you can accomplish in a given time. Looking back […]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I have a confession: MFH (My Favorite Husband) and I did not put up a Christmas Tree this year. This is the first year in the 31 years we’ve married that we have not put up a tree. We talked about putting it up on Friday but decided that we would not. We’re not Scrooge’s […]

Ho, ho, ho ….. | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ho, ho, ho …..

  Given that it’s Christmas and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with it I’ve been finding it difficult to find the time to get out for a run. That and the fact I’ve been struggling with a bad dose of manflu which has sapped my energy and affected my breathing. But, I’ve […]

Review and Reflections on 2016 | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Review and Reflections on 2016

I’m guessing that by now you have all had enough with relatives and have probably had at least one argument, so I thought it would be a great time to blog. This is always one of my favourite posts to write- so I hope you enjoy what I have to say about a brilliant 2016. We’ll […]

Red squirrel Running Hero | Paul Addicott | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Red squirrel Running Hero… me??

http://www.redsquirrelrun.com/single-post/2016/12/24/Running-Heroes-4-Paul-Addicott So I was contacted by Red Squirrel Running a few weeks ago asking if they could interview me as a running hero? Me, I’m not special, I’m certainly not a hero, so why do you want to interview me I asked? Well apparently they are looking for the ordinary person who manages to achieve […]

Winter More Mile REVIEW: My Favourites | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Winter More Mile REVIEW: My Favourites.

As you all know, I love More Mile. So when the new 2016 kit came out, I had to get my hands on it. Fast. And it did not disappoint. I have already written a More Mile review of last year’s kit right here, but that included more summer-y attire so I thought I had […]

Fitness Check Friday | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Fitness Check Friday

This past Sunday, as I was texting my coach about workouts for the upcoming week, I was very honest.  I need a fitness check.  I did not race this month as I had planned, and I have no idea where I’m at.  While I *think* I’m in pretty good shape, I had a few small […]

7 FOR '17 | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

CONFLICTED

It’s here! Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we are “celebrating” the Winter Solstice. In northeastern Pennsylvania the sun rose at 7:25 this morning, and it will set at 4:41 p.m., affording us the shortest amount of possible daylight. That’s the good news. From today on, the days will get longer. But… As I gaze out […]

Many happy returns | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Many happy returns

  Having not run at all in nine days due to a combination of being away from home, a cancelled club night, bad weather, busy with work and life in general I knew that I had to do something soon. I try not to leave it any longer than three days between runs at an absolute […]

Monday Morning Email

On purpose I gave this blog an incredibly bring title. The reason I did it is because I’m beyond excited and if I hinted about it in the title, I might crash the internet! Well, that might be a *slight* exaggeration, but I AM pretty excited about this! Before I left for Texas and my […]

Ultrasound for Runners REVIEW: Does It Actually Work? | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ultrasound for Runners REVIEW: Does It Actually Work?

I want to keep this post nice and short- purely because I have only one opinion about ultrasound therapy. It works. I guess I should go into a little more detail. So I purchased a Med-Fit Ultrasound Device after struggling with my foot injury for three weeks having attended two physio appointments and realising that I […]

Uphill~Both Ways!

You’ve all heard the stories from the “Good ole’ Days” how our forebears had to walk miles upon miles, through blizzards, wearing old flour sacks just to get to school. The school was always a one room school house without a furnace. The ice bucket was always frozen over and the story always ended with, […]

My Plan of Action and How You Can Make One | Ellen Crombie |Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

My Plan of Action and How You Can Make One

It’s coming to the end of 2016 (because you didn’t already know that!), and obviously the New Year brings tons of empty promises and ‘this-is-your-year’ comments. But you don’t need to bother with any of the new-start hysteria, because here are three killer points to help you plan right now. Let’s go. Number 1. This […]

OOFOS Recovery Footwear | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

OOFOS Recovery Footwear

OOFOS Recovery Footwear are engineered to help your feet recover. The soles are made out of OOFOAM, a spin on traditional foams that propel you forward these absorb more than 37% more shock. With added support for your arches taking stress off knees, Hips and lower back. They seem to have hit all the checkbox […]

A Look Inside the Mind of a Coach | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A Look Inside the Mind of a Coach

Over the course of the past 6 months, I have become increasingly intrigued with what goes on inside the mind of a coach.  I have always believed that anyone can have talent, but that it takes a knowledgeable coach in order to succeed; however, I never had a true appreciation for everything that a coach […]

Brazos Bend Race Report

The quick version: I finished!!! Now for the longer *and probably more information than you’d ever wanted to know* version. I arrived in Houston Wednesday evening. I am part of a terrific racing team: Renegade Endurance http://www.renegadeendurance.com/ and two of my teammates picked me up a the airport and drove me to my hotel. Renegades […]

Confidence restored | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Confidence restored

After a couple of dodgy club runs – caused by a combination of new trainers, lack of practice and stepping up a group – I’ll admit to being a bit hesitant about tonight. That said, when am I *not* hesitant about a run? Walking up tonight I wasn’t sure whether to stay with the 45 minute […]

You Had a Bad Race…Just Accept It | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

You Had a Bad Race…Just Accept It.

The final and painful straight. Sometimes you really can’t sing a sad song just to turn it around. There’s no doubt that having a shocker on race day is extremely upsetting when you’ve put so much effort into training, pre-race schedules and thoughts. It’s like all of that hard work was for nothing except a […]

Blowing away the cobwebs | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Blowing away the cobwebs

I’ve been feeling somewhat lethargic recently for whatever reason. I stayed in bed today until nearly 3pm, yesterday was almost as bad and it’s been a pattern that has developed over the past week or so. With that in mind I didn’t hold out much hope for my run today. I knew I had to […]

Run, Climb, Repeat PT 2 | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Run, Climb, Repeat PT 2

Read Part 1 HERE So we awoke from are slumber at the foot of Tryfan the weather was cold although it was not freezing. we were welcomed as we left the tent by the dominance of Tryfan in the morning light. We had breakfast and set off towards some rocks near to Tryfan for a […]

Training Cycle Recap | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Practicing Gratitude

This weekend, I had intended to race at the club cross country championships down in Florida.  Ultimately, our team fell apart a couple weeks out from the race and I hadn’t booked any alternate travel. As I started my long run this morning, I was thinking about how this week didn’t shape up to how […]

Frazzled Is Not Fit | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Frazzled is not Fit.

I am a big believer in balance, which is why I LOVE everything about Erin Taylor and Jasyoga.  I have been reading Hit Reset with great interest, because it speaks to my mind-body-soul connected heart.  One of my favorite passages so far is Frazzled is not fit. This section talks about how we must remain […]

Race Face Time

I’m in Houston, Texas~flew here last night. Seeing as I’m Houston, that means it’s almost race day! How did this race get here so fast!?! I’ve only been registered for this race 3 or 4 weeks. Not very long. Definitely not long enough to have the time to get all worried about it. That’s what […]

Running up that hill | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Running up that hill

Tonight my local club ran a workshop designed for those looking to tackle a half or full marathon in 2017, and also for those who wanted to improve on their previous performances. It was a hugely informative event. A lot I already knew, largely from making mistakes first time out, but there were also segments […]

Run, Climb, Repeat Pt 1 | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Run, Climb, Repeat Pt 1

Two days in Snowdonia running and scrambling up and down Mountains in winter isn’t every ones cup of tea. But for myself and my brother we decide to give it a go.The drive into Snowdonia was beautiful and as we neared Tryfan and Snowdon in the distance the landscape is so impressive. Our base camp […]

Stepping up | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Stepping up

So, after a week of absolutely no running and a couple of days of feeling ill, I made my return this evening at the regular Monday club training night. And, of course, I’d take it easy ….. I mean, wouldn’t that be the sensible thing to do? Ummmm ………… This week was designated as a […]

Sussex League 3: Stanmer Park Success | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Sussex League 3: Stanmer Park Success

Race day usually starts on the Friday before hand- and this weekend was no different. I spent my evening trying to complete my geography notes, and also made time for a large bowl of stuffed pasta and chocolate mousse (separately, don’t worry). However that night was a little different to usual- and in a good […]

Tips for Race Preparation | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Tips for Race Preparation

After not running in any races for many years due to my nerves, I decided recently that I needed to overcome my fear so I could compete again.  Taking on a mental challenge can often be harder than a physical one but sometimes with more rewards afterwards. I did some research and picked out a […]

The Journey So Far, 1 Year Down | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

The Journey So Far, 1 Year Down

One year on from not only starting this blog but running as well. These last 12 months have had their ups and downs but then so does everyone right? August 2015 August 2015, my first race and it was horrible haha I mean I was 15.5st  not overly fit and I was running a half […]

Tornadoes and Running

November went out with a bang! Tuesday evening, November 29, we had a huge storm system roll through Mississippi. It was a biggie!!! The National Weather Service had been telling us that bad things were going to happen and this time, they were right!  courtesy of Google. Tupelo, Mississippi, tornado about an hour north of […]

November 2016 | Morten Lidegaard Blog | Linked Fitness Community

November 2016

A great month of running – Logged 401km ? November has come to an end and winter is upon us, which mean freezing temperatures, slippery roads and more or less permanent forehead markings from the head-torch…For me it’s been a great month of running. I’ve logged 401km according to Endomondo, which is near the monthly […]

The Highs and the Lows: Part 2 | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS: PART 2

This post follows on from The Highs and the Lows: Part 1.  I was in the form of my life. I had just run a huge 5K PB on tired legs. I felt fit and fast. But something was bothering me. A very slight pain in my ankle. It didn’t hurt during the Parkrun. It […]

I'll Start Tomorrow | ActivWoman | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

I’ll Start Tomorrow

We all know how important physical activity is for keeping fit and staying healthy. The problem is that for many people (including me), life often gets in the way. We find ourselves struggling to maintain or even start a healthy fitness regime. How many times after an indulgent weekend have you promised yourself that you will […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

November in Review

If 2016 has been a crazy year, November was an even stranger month for me. So many changes; some good, some bad, some heartbreaking. The biggest lesson I will get from November is that there is a way to get around anything that is thrown at you, if you really want it enough.  I think that […]

Queenstown Marathon | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Queenstown Marathon

Advertised as ‘Flat out beautiful’ they aren’t lying! Well, about the beauty anyway! The multiple times when I was struggling throughout the marathon, I would look around and be in awe of the beautiful environment. Those magnificent mountains, winding rivers and shimmering lakes can distract from the most exhausted legs.           […]

The lights are on but no-one’s home | Martin Harris | Member Blogs

The lights are on but no-one’s home

That perhaps best describes my club run tonight. After doing so well in my last couple of outings I went tonight perhaps expecting more of the same. Unfortunately I got something of a rude awakening. We set off at quite a brisk pace and a few of my fellow runners remarked that the pace felt so […]

Coming Back From Injury: Training Thoughts and Advice | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Coming Back From Injury: Training Thoughts and Advice

For me, this past week has been one of those ‘tentatively-trying-out-training-again’ weeks and of course I’ve been enjoying it, but then I’ve also been finding it pretty hard as well. I’m sure anyone coming back from injury will understand what I mean… I’m back running so all is good. Jogging is great- but to be […]

Point to point | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Point to point

Always one to seek out a challenge, or that extra little bit of motivation, I happened upon an app a few months ago, My Virtual Mission, which basically gives you a visual interpretation of how far, on aggregate, you’ve run from one fixed point to another. For a bit of fun I decided to plot […]

Athlete of the Month November 2016: Nic Errol | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Athlete of the Month November 2016: Nic Errol

The suspense is over. My November Athlete of the Month is here… Nic Errol I met Nic when at the Tribe 10km Race back in August, and after hearing about his story, I knew he would definitely be featuring as Athlete of the Month one day… Nic was born in Australia, and was always active […]

parkrun 26.11.16 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

parkrun 26.11.16

So that was parkrun #6 for me – and a slightly different one, too. Due to the bitterly cold weather over the last few days it was touch and go whether or not it’d even be on but, following an 8am Facebook post, it was confirmed to be going ahead. I had my doubts. It […]

Outdoor Fitness Xmas Gift Ideas | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Outdoor Fitness Xmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Is just around the corner but  buying the right gifts can be tricky. I try to make it a little easier for that person in your life that enjoys Outdoor Fitness. Knuckle Lights – In any ones Kit there should always be a torch of some kind. Knuckle Lights are perfect for walking and running […]

I Can See For Miles…

Well, not really. I’m built too short to the ground to see very far but I have covered a lot of miles in 2016. How many of you remember that song, anyway? It has just always resonated with me. Let’s give it a quick listen~It’s hard to beat The Who! Back to running: Reflecting on […]

Always Searching | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Straight Scoop Review: Lux Bra

Oiselle recently asked the Haute Volée to give a straight scoop review on an item they either love or hate.  I chose the Lux Bra, which is hands-down the best bra I have ever worn.  Basic Run Down: The Lux Verrazano Bra is everything I have ever wanted in a bra: soft, yet supportive and […]

The curse of the midday sun | Martin Harris |Member Blogs| Linked Fitness

The curse of the midday sun

I haven’t had a run I’ve not been pleased with for quite some time now. In fact, looking at my log, it seems the last one was 25 runs ago back at the start of October. So here we are at the end of November and I’ve had another one. Surely that’s not a bad […]

Winter is here. Ride inside | Got to Tri Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Winter is here. Ride inside.

Turbo session from Coach Santi Brage Winter is here and many people are turning to their turbo trainers to keep fit and improve their technique for the coming racing season. With my group of athletes, we have already started our 20-week Turbo programme and wanted to share one of our forthcoming sessions. Benefits Sure, a turbo […]

Rungiving Day #6 | Anna Weber Blog | Linked Fitness Community

Rungiving Day #6

As you hopefully know, I run for this awesome little company, oiselle.  Besides making great clothes and tackling injustice in the track and field world, they encourage women to be confident, powerful, and bold. An annual tradition of oiselle’s is to host a rungiving: So, while I’m obviously not eligible for winning a prize, I […]

Duck Weather Running

We are in drought conditions here in Mississippi. Our last measurable rainfall was over 80 days ago. It. Is. Dry. I do have to admit that during the summer, having dry training runs, runs where I didn’t have to deal with soggy feet and shoes from rain, was very nice. I got spoiled. Well, guess […]

Eating on a Budget while Balancing Food Sensitivities and High Mileage | Anna Weber | Linked Fitness Community

Eating on a Budget while Balancing Food Sensitivities and High Mileage

The three most common questions I am asked on a day to day basis are: how much do you eat? how can you afford to eat enough? those are your food sensitivities? what CAN you eat? For those of you that don’t know, I am a highly sensitive person in pretty much every sense of […]

Breaking my stride? | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Breaking my stride?

Tonight was my second run as an official, fully paid up member of Ballymena Runners. After collecting my membership card and making arrangements to get myself a club running shirt I set off, as per last week, in the 30 minute group. I was briefly tempted to try the 45 minute group but seeing as […]

Runner Highs and Runner Lows | Ellen Crombie | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Runner Highs and Runner Lows

“I love it when I’m injured and can’t run.” Said no one ever. This week I’m talking about the ‘I was born to run’ moments (aka runner highs), but also those times where, let’s be honest, your training isn’t going so smoothly- a classic runner low. We all know that the lows are part of […]

Running 100k of the Jurassic Path | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Running 100k of the Jurassic Path

As I Had to pull out of the White Rose Ultra which was on the 4th November I was on the look out to do another run to finish my Challenge of 5k to 100k for 2016. I decided that running 100k (60 Miles) of the Jurassic Pathway from Banbury to Rockingham Castle would be the best […]

A bit cold out | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

A bit cold out

As I’m sure they say in downtown Tallinn, that was baltic! True hat and gloves weather. The temperature on the BBC Weather app stated -2°C, and although my Garmin app said it was a positively balmy 1°C it was pretty safe to say it was pretty chilly. In fact, I’m sure I spotted through the […]

Race Dreams: 50 Mile Corn Maze….With Snakes

To be honest, I didn’t think I was stressing about my upcoming 50 Miler. I really didn’t! I’ve been so focused on February’s 100 Miler that the 50, in my mind was, “just another training run.” That was what I was thinking until last night. What a dream!!! I know it will sound weird and […]

Review Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 Night

A small review of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 Night I’ve got my hands on a pair of Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 Night and have decided to write a small review on them. Under Armour is relatively new in the running-shoe-business, and some are not aware that they actually make shoes as well […]

Training Cycle Recap | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Mental Reset

Last week affected me more than I would care to admit. To be completely honest, I don’t remember feeling that terrible since college, when my high school boyfriend broke up with me and I thought it was the complete and utter end of the universe. I wish I was still that dumb sometimes. Between losing […]

Uncomfortably Numb | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Uncomfortably Numb

I suppose a run that I’m disappointed with but which still came within my target mph pace is a good sign, right? After a couple of days off I decided to go out this afternoon for three miles. It was a cold day but, in my infinite wisdom, I made the choice to go out […]

1923

One thousand, nine hundred and twenty-three That’s how many miles I’ve run in 2016 as of today. Last year I participated in the RunTheEdge run 2015 miles in 2015. In 2014 I ran somewhere between 1600-1800 miles. I’m thinking it was closer to 1600. I could get up out of my chair and look it […]

Taking the plunge | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Taking the plunge

Tonight was a really big night for me. After completing the Ballymena Runners C25K programme over the previous nine weeks I finally took the plunge and became a fully fledged member of the club – and tonight was my first training run with them. I had long thought about joining them but didn’t want to […]

The Highs and the Lows: Part 1 | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS: PART 1

You all know what I’m talking about. Running is a mixture of highs and lows. These highs can come in many forms. It may be that you smash a PB. Or it could be a great training session. Even just a sunny autumn jog along a secluded leafy trail. I run for these moments. The […]

Run Hard Half Marathon | Melinda Howard Blog | Linked Fitness Community

Run Hard Half Marathon

Back about 4 or 5 years ago, a FB friend of mine named Shawn, started up a little FB running group. He named it LUNAR (Lace Up Now And Run). Since he started up that page, it’s been my home away from home. I’ve made many running friends there…friends that, in my opinion, can and […]

To the moon and back | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

To the moon and back

Given the week that’s in it, allow me to misquote a former US President. After all, January’s new arrival at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue isn’t exactly adverse to bending the facts a little so I’m not doing anything he wouldn’t do himself. But, back to one of his predecessors. In 1962 J.F.K. gave his famous ‘moon’ […]

Hello Again | Joe Muldowney | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

HELLO AGAIN

It’s been a while, and my fingers have atrophied a bit, but I have had a few great weeks coaching a cross country team of which I am very proud. Following is an article I wrote about the team, which appeared in the Republican Herald newspaper, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, last week. And, at the end, […]

Re-becoming a Runner | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Re-becoming a Runner

It’s been so long since I’ve been uber fit that I’d forgotten how good it feels. For the previous two years, since completing my cross-Africa run, I have maintained a basic fitness level but I’ve not really pushed myself. I have kept fit enough that I can participate in all the activities that I love […]

….. In with the new | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

….. In with the new

So I kind of, sort of, tentatively, started my marathon training today. Maybe. I don’t know. I haven’t yet settled on a definite plan but seeing as this was my first run post-C25K I’m counting it. It was also my first proper run in my new Asics. I set out intending to do at least […]

Review – SPI Running Belt | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Review – SPI Running Belt

The Small Personal Item Belt is an extremely comfortable and stylish running belt. SPI Belt say that it will not ride, bounce or shift but with so many running belts out there could there belt be the best?  So I put the original and the H20 Venture belt to the test. SPI Belt Original – £14.99 […]

Ballymena Runners 9.1 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Ballymena Runners 9.1

At the risk of sounding like the infamous Jay from The Inbetweeners I want to declare the following:- “Couch to 5k? Completed it, mate!” Yep, that’s right, tonight was the final leg of the Ballymena Runners C25K programme – the closing 30 minute run, the objective the 40-strong group had been working towards since early […]

Autumn Running | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Autumn running

Totals of 8th November 2016 Last week I hit 3000km for 2016 – Way longer than last year! This year I’ve been running a lot more than I did last year. Last year I managed to conquer 1888km, and with almost two months left I might even almost double that number. So far I’ve passed […]

Out with the old ….. | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Out with the old …..

I’m sure in any ‘You Know You’re A Runner If ….’ list worth it’s salt there’ll be reference made to having an irrational and illogical attachment to a pair of trainers. After all, these are the babies that you train in every single time you go out. You’ll have a collection of tights, shorts and […]

Cow Kisses | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Cow Kisses

This morning I had to get my tail out the door.  There was the matter of 12 miles to run before I had to zoom out the door for church. MFH (My Favorite Husband) got up earlier than usual so he could make our Sunday morning pancakes.  He’s been making pancakes almost every Sunday morning […]

Double Digits | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Double Digits!!!

If you follow me on social medial anywhere, you know that I have this “thing” for counting down the days to events.  I count down the days to Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and races.  It’s just what I do. As a rule, I keep my life very structured. I kid about having my “Ducks in a […]

Ballymena Runners 8.2 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Ballymena Runners 8.2

“Never leave a run feeling anything negative about it. With running, you can win every day.” So says five-time Paralympic gold medallist Noel Thatcher MBE as quoted by Vassos Alexander in his book ‘Don’t Stop Me Now. 26.2 Tales of a Runner’s Obsession’ ….. and that summed up my run today. I was scheduled to […]

ActivWoman | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

ActivWoman….Sometimes

Welcome to my first ever blog! My name is Alison aka ActivWoman. I’m writing this blog for everyone out there who wants to get fit but struggles to maintain a routine. If like me, you have difficultly finding the balance between hitting the gym and hitting the wine shop, you have come to the right place! […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A Tale of Two Recoveries

While I was running today (at gorgeous Eagle Creek – if you live in Indy you have to check out the beautiful fall colors before they’re gone) I had a bit of a revelation:  my life right now is everything I wanted grad school to be. I perform my own experiments, on a science that […]

Detox 2016 | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Detox 2016

How smug do I feel after completing a month long detox!!!!! After a summer of seriously overdoing it with unhealthy food and too much alcohol (blog about it here), I needed to kick start my body back into health.  Being an ‘all or nothing’ type of person, the best way to achieve this was to […]

Ballymena Runners 8.1 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Ballymena Runners 8.1

The end is nigh! We’ve reached week eight of the Ballymena Runners C25K programme and with it the end of the walking breaks. That’s right, we’re into continuous running now which is quite a huge psychological hurdle if I was to dwell on it for any length of time. Tonight was a straightforward 24 minute […]

We Are All Runners | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

WE ARE ALL RUNNERS

Thank you for everyone that gave me such kind and positive feedback on my Cardiff Half Marathon 2016 post. As a result I have decided to keep posting my running experiences, training and thoughts. For anyone interested please feel free to subscribe to the latest posts using the email subscribe function on the right-hand side of my home page. […]

#NumbersNerd | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

#NumbersNerd

Those of you who know me, know that I am a total and complete #numbersnerd. Must count the miles.  Must add up the miles by the week.  Must add up the miles by the month.  Must add up miles by the year. I’m a terrible #numbersnerd! Last year I signed up with #RunTheEdge for their […]

XNRG Humanity Direct Ultra | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

XNRG Humanity Direct Ultra

The XNRG run humanity direct ultra was one of my highlights of the year. 31 miles of tough trails and road through the heart of the Chilterns. Humanity direct a charity that directly funds life saving and life changing operations for children in developing countries. They set up the ultra which I think is a […]

parkrun 29.10.16 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

parkrun 29.10.16

As I hinted in my last entry I went to parkrun this morning, only my fifth time doing it. I love it as a concept but because it’s a 35-40 minute walk away from me I don’t attend it that often. It’s also bloody fast! I regularly check other parkrun results and my local one […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

Regrets I Don’t Have (& A Couple I Do)

I have a ton of time on my hands right now (kind of). I mean, I haven’t had time to blog because I have been super busy catching up on work, but I’ve had plenty of time to make ridiculous procrastination lists.  (side note:  I had a tarot reading last night and found out I’m […]

Ballymena Runners 7.2 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ballymena Runners 7.2

There comes a point in every run when you think, “Yep, this is going well, I’m going to smash this!” or “No, this is awful, I’m deluding myself, I should stick to walking and I’m not even very good at that”. Thankfully, I haven’t had the latter for a while and I didn’t have it tonight […]

Naughty Cow | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Naughty Cow

Happy Wednesday, Aiden! Happy Looooonggg Run Day!  Our friend showed up at the house this morning at 2:00am and after Paxton was done greeting him, we ran. He ran 18 miles before he had to go to work. Just this past Saturday he ran 30 miles! How amazing is that!?! He’s a good friend. We […]

Ballymena Runners 7.1 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Ballymena Runners 7.1

No rest for the wicked! After the success of the weekend it was back to butts tonight with week seven of the Ballymena Runners C25K programme. I’d been travelling back from England all day, only arriving home after 3pm. I only really had time to unpack, grab something to eat and then back out again […]

Great South Run 2016 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Great South Run 2016

So that was the Great South Run 2016, my third major event this year, and what a rip roaring success it really was. Let’s get the facts and figures out of the way first. I finished in a time of 2:19:18, in 15126th position, 1157th in my age/gender group, 2152nd in my age group and […]

Shoe Drama | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Shoe Drama

I’ve been in running shoe shopping mode for a little while now. Isn’t that the worst? You find your favorite running shoe and then all of a sudden, BAM! they quit working for you. I think this is one of the more dramatic things that can happen to a runner.  😉 A little before this […]

Oxford Half Marathon 2016 | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Oxford Half Marathon 2016 – New PB

Yeah – New PB at Oxford Half Marathon – 1h25m44s 😀 Pleased!! In the last few months after finishing Race To The Stones (100km) I’ve been focusing on my upcoming half-marathon in Oxford (9th. Oct. 2016). It’s local to me as I live in Oxford, so one I have to do. I wanted to beat […]

Blog Post for Twitter | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Blog Post For Twitter

This is going to be a different type of blog post.  Usually, I just tell a story about a run or talk about my pudgy pooch, Paxton.  This time, I have been asked to write about specific topic(s). When I was approached about this, I felt a bit out of my depth.  Let’s face it. […]

Ballymena Runners 6.2 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Ballymena Runners 6.2

Well that was a turn up for the books. I honestly didn’t think I could do today’s Ballymena Runners session, at least not on my own, but I bloody well went and did it! It’s silly, isn’t it? I’ve got a 10-mile race to do on Sunday and yet I was fretting over running for […]

Kinder Scout and the Infamous Bog | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Kinder Scout and the Infamous Bog

Climbing Kinder Scout on a sunny day in the Peak District is a must do for any hill walker or even runner. My Brother and I recently took a trip up to the Peak District to tackle the 11 Mile route starting in Edale and finishing back at the same point. We started out walk […]

Teaming Up with Challenge Mallorca | Got to Tri Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Teaming up with Challenge Mallorca

We knew today was going to be a challenge [Mallorca] for all our athletes. 8am Swim Starting with a 8am swim set, focusing on body position, we worked on some fun rotation drills where a couple of our athletes realised their raw potential for synchronised swimming… Big ride Tuesday When our Coaches design the training week, […]

Aiden: Dark O’clock Miles || Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Aiden: Dark O’clock Miles

Hey, Aiden! A little birdie told me you will be coming home by the end of the weekend!!! You have totally crushed this surgery and recovery stuff, buddy!!! BOOM! While you’ve been busy being all awesome and everything, I’ve grabbed us a few miles here and there. Today we ran 25 miles. I have stories […]

Through and Off | Got to Tri Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Through & Off

Day one at our Autumn Tri Camp When we decided to host a camp in October, we wanted people to come and enjoy their fitness at the end of season. This camp is full of athletes who were out here with us back in March and it’s great to see and hear how their individual summers […]

Ballymena Runners 6.1 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Ballymena Runners 6.1

Onto week six (SIX!) tonight, just another three weeks left or something like that. Tonight’s session was a big one psychologically as we moved into double figures for the first time …. 10-6-10 with two minute walk breaks in between. All the usual nerves and worries hit me beforehand ….. and even standing in the […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

New Season, New Goals

My break from running is over, and honestly I’m over my break from running. Don’t get me wrong, I love taking time off, and I’m really good at it. I am not that person who cannot function without running or some other form of activity, and I spent the better part of 7 days barely […]

Centra Run Together | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness

Centra Run Together

Today was the Centra Run Together event in Antrim, a 5k race that you had to complete in pairs, so I persuaded Isobel to take part for what was her first proper running event. The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for the day but, thankfully, there was no rain at all. The […]

Back to Back | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Back 2 Back

One  of the joys of Ultra Marathon training is the Back to Back long runs. You will run a Loooong long run one day and then the very next day run another long run…maybe 5-10 miles shorter than the long run the day before.  There’s a reason for doing this.  The Loooong long run is […]

Ballymena Runners 5.2 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ballymena Runners 5.2

Not an awful lot to say about this run, as per Tuesday night it was 3-8-3-8 with two minutes walking between each split. I haven’t been feeling in a good place mentally for the past few days so wasn’t really in the mood for running tonight. Indeed, I didn’t go out until it was dark, […]

Ballymena Runners 5.1 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ballymena Runners 5.1

So week five of the Ballymena Runners C25K programme, with this week being a consolidation week and just repeating last week’s schedule. That meant tonight it was 3-8-3-8 with two minutes of walking between each running segment. Seven days ago it felt tough, tonight it was a breeze, it really was. I hope that doesn’t […]

And So It Begins | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

…And So It Begins

  My two weeks of resting after the Berlin Marathon are over.  No more playing around.  It’s time to buckle down and get to work. 100 mile training is now officially underway!!!   This is what my training is going to be looking like the next few months: Sunday: A “short” long run.  This run […]

Challenge accepted, completed and smashed! | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Challenge accepted, completed and smashed!

This time last week I embarked on a mission to mark the end of Ben Smith’s mind-blowing and amazing 401 Challenge. The idea was to run either 10k, a half-marathon or the full 26.2 miles over the course of the next seven days. Perhaps foolhardily I choose to do the full marathon option. On paper […]

Anna Weber | A Few Big Weeks & a 5k PR | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

USATF 10 Mile Championships

I am, always have, and probably always will be a little too hard on myself after a race. The major problem I have is that, in my head, I have performed far better than my legs have physically carried me in reality, leading me to truly believe that I should be performing better than I […]

Boom! | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Boom!

On paper today was my most challenging run for quite some time. I was  following Ballymena Runners week 4, day three schedule which called for an eight minute run followed by a two minute walk repeated three times. I was quite apprehensive about it. It was mentally challenging to know I’d have to keep going […]

Ballymena Runners 4.2 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ballymena Runners 4.2

Whisper it … but I might actually being getting used to this running lark. Today was the second run of Ballymena Runners week four and, as with Tuesday night, it was a 3-8-3-8 split with a two minute walk break between each section. I always get quite worried doing these runs on my own in […]

Germany! | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Berlin Marathon Expo

I promised my next blog would be about the Berlin Marathon Expo. Last year, the Expo was held in an old airport.  It was actually a pretty cool building!  They did have a lot of vendors crammed into one large room and it was very congested and warm.  This year they moved it to a […]

Anna Weber | A Few Big Weeks & a 5k PR | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

Final Preparation

I know I have mentioned this before, but I am a huge believer in treating races – all of them – as if they are ~super~ important.  Of course, I wouldn’t prepare for a local 5k in the same way as I would for the Olympic Trials, but there are elements that will always stay […]

Bouncing back | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Bouncing back

I’ll not tell a lie, I quite enjoyed that. This was my run held over from Saturday in order to make up my miles for the 401 Challenge Virtual Marathon. I had aimed for 3.9 miles although ended up doing 3.7 but that’s ok because I’ll make up the deficit later in the week. Why […]

Cardiff Half Marathon 2016 | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

CARDIFF HALF MARATHON 2016

“I can’t believe this. Not again. I’m so fed up of excuses.” At this stage in my running story the half marathon is my favourite distance. However, it always seems to be half marathons that cause me the most grief. My first half marathon in Newport was deemed short. Whilst that was a shame, it […]

Ballymena Runners 4.1 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Ballymena Runners 4.1

After the hames that was Sunday’s run I approached the latest Ballymena Runners instalment with no small amount of trepidation. The schedule tonight called for three minutes running, two minutes walking and then a further eight minutes of running, repeated twice – quite a step up from last week. Split into two groups tonight, instead […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

Data Analysis & Weekly Wrap Up

I love data.  I love lists.  I love bullet journaling.  The three go hand-in-hand as beautifully as the crab legs, sauerkraut, and swiss chard I had last night for dinner (what…no one else gets bizarre cravings during taper?  I swear I’m not pregnant).  This morning I had the glorious idea to look at all the […]

A bad day at the office

For the past two weeks, I’ve done a Saturday run before my Sunday long run – and the Sunday session has always been better. This week I decided to forego the Saturday 5k because I was shifting it to midweek in order to use it for the 401 Challenge Virtual Marathon which begins today. Maybe […]

Berlin Marathon: Meeting Old Friends IRL | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Berlin Marathon: Meeting Old Friends IRL

One of my favorite things about traveling to races is the opportunity to meet old friends, people I have know online for years and get to actually meet them IRL!  It’s such a treat to finally be able to sit down and chat, share a meal and get to know the person and give them […]

Something to read during the off-season | Got to Tri Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Something to read during the off-season

Got To Tri asked triathletes across social media to share their favourite #TriBooks. We received a huge number of recommendations, including texts for compete novices getting in to the sport as well as books from more experienced athletes. Some are funny, some are serious. We are confident that from our chosen top 5 you will […]

Ballymena Runners 7.2 | Martin Harris | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Sure it’ll keep me out of trouble

I’ve just noticed October will be quite a busy month for me, with four medals being added to my collection by the month’s end. Dominating it, of course, will be the Great South Run in Portsmouth on the 23rd. It’ll be my first big event since London. Training has been going well for it and […]

Suunto Spartan Ultra Week 4 | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Suunto Spartan Ultra for a month: Week 4

Yet another update has arrived for the Suunto Spartan Ultra!! 🙂 I’m pleased that Suunto keeps generating updates for the watch, and I’d very much like to follow their progress of updating the functionalities of this highly specked watch in the future. However, this might be my last week having the watch available for testing, so I […]

Hadrian's Wall Adventure | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Hadrian’s Wall Adventure

This story begins as so many others of mine do…    I was drunk! Back in May, Sarah Williams invited me to dinner at her house.  There was wine and prosecco, and plenty of it.  Sarah pinned me to the ground and force fed me glass after glass of all kinds of potent concoctions.  And, […]

2016 Berlin Marathon Recap | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

2016 Berlin Marathon Recap

There’s so much to tell you! I should have blogged while I was in Germany so I wouldn’t be about ready to *pop* will stuff to tell you but I played instead and had tons of fun!  We’ll spend a few posts trying to recapture everything that happened over the past week while I was […]

Training Cycle Recap | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Where I am Going & Where I have Been

Two weeks from now, barring disaster, I will be writing my post-race recap for my last race of the season: USATF 10 Mile Championships, held in Minneapolis/St. Paul. At times I wasn’t sure I would get to this point, and in other instances I felt like I couldn’t get here fast enough.  Yes, I have […]

Mountain Leader Training | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Mountain Leader Training

I’ve always had a love for the mountains. Whether its running, walking or biking, being in the hills makes me feel alive and puts everything into perspective. Twelve years ago I completed my Mountain Leader Training as I wanted to be in the mountains on a daily basis. At twenty years old, I was a […]

Germany! | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Germany!

Tomorrow is race day.  Tomorrow is the Berlin Marathon! My sister and I arrived in Berlin on Wednesday.  We left Columbus, Mississippi, around 10:00am Tuesday morning.  I had been sooo excited that I woke up at 2:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep. When my sister and my BIL pulled up for the drive to […]

Back to Basics | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

DISASTER WEEKEND

Welsh 5K Championship Everything that could have gone wrong did. I am so fed up of making excuses. I am tired of running below par. Every time I think I am in PB shape and will run closer to my current potential I get something wrong. Or maybe I am not in the shape I […]

Back to Basics | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

BACK TO BASICS

After the disastrous performances in my most recent races I decided to go back to basics. The plan was to do four solid weeks, looking ahead and trying to salvage some fitness for Cardiff Half Marathon. I would run more miles. The pace wasn’t important. I wanted to spend more time on my feet, and […]

Suunto Spartan Ultra Week 3 | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Suunto Spartan Ultra for a month: Week 3

I have had the Suunto Spartan Ultra for about 3 weeks now, and I’m still looking forward to the latest software update (should arrive later in September). I have compared the GPS modes when kayaking and running. There are three different settings: BEST which allows for 16 hours of usage, GOOD which allows for 26 […]

Mind Blown | Melinda Howard | Linked Fitness Community

Mind Blown

The Berlin Marathon is one week from tomorrow.  Berlin is 7 hours ahead of where I live so I *might* be done running by the time MFH (My Favorite Husband) gets out of bed for the day.  Who knows?  Maybe he’ll set his alarm and follow my progress on the “stalkers link.”  Then again, he’ll […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Just do the Workout

The biggest blessing – and curse – of being coached remotely and not having a consistent training partner (i.e. having a boyfriend that travels half the month) is that I can choose to give myself an extra day for recovery if I need to.  While I think that listening to my body is extremely important […]

Detox Time | Emma Timmis | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Detox Time

It’s half way through September and the summer will soon be over. Time to stop living on wine, cocktails and junk food, and return to a reasonably respectable lifestyle. I don’t know about you but my body needs a kickstart back into health. So, I’m having a month of detox-ish. I’m not doing a full, […]

Anna Weber | A Few Big Weeks & a 5k PR | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

Training, Life, & Bird Camp

HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER 15TH??? This month summer has flown by.  I suppose a big reason is that I’m balancing work and high mileage running, and have a lot less down time than in the previous 8-9 months.  Sometimes working as much as I have been is tough, especially with the mileage, but being able […]

Reviewed – Knuckle Lights | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Reviewed – Knuckle Lights

When you see something advertised and you just know that you have to have them! Running in the dark can be a dangerous task definitely running off road. Safety lighting should always be used but sometimes a head torch can be uncomfortable. That is why I wanted to test the new Knuckle lights. Knuckle Lights are […]

A Very Little Kayak Adventure! | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A Very Little Kayak Adventure!

Not just any kayak but an inflatable one! I got the Intex Challenger K1 For my birthday the other week and could not wait to get it out on the canals. With wanting to try new outdoor activities and the normal kayaks being expensive the Inflatables are the best way to get out there and start […]

Suunto Spartan Ultra Week 2 | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Suunto Spartan Ultra for a month: Week 2

I have now had the Suunto Spartan Ultra multi sport GPS watch for about two weeks, and the first software update has been released and has been installed (now using software release 1.1.30). I’ve come to experience a few heart-rate drop-outs during my exercises – both when kayaking and running. Apparently the first software update […]

Joe Muldowney | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

Good Times in Rio

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio last month have concluded. Despite fears of crime, polluted water, and potential terrorism, the Olympic Games were held without incident. America led the medal count, with American athletes earning 121 total medals. 46 gold medals were awarded to America, along with 37 silver and 38 bronze. […]

Suunto Spartan Ultra Week 1 | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

First week with the Suunto Spartan Ultra

I’ve had the Suunto Spartan Ultra for about week, and I’ve used it for my training as much as possible. I’m feeling very lucky to have been chosen by Suunto to use this brand new multi sport GPS watch, all wrapped up in personalised packing for me specifically. 🙂 First of all, let me point […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

USATF 20k Championships

The strangest thing about this championship weekend was that it felt so anti-climactic.  I have been working diligently, slowly, painfully since May to get to my two final races of the season, the 20k and the 10 miler, so I expected to feel ~something~ once I finally got to that point. At the very least, […]

Hacking A Women's Only Triathlon Camp | Got to Tri Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Hacking a Women’s Only Tri Camp

When you’re cooking up an idea, sometimes sitting around a table jotting in a notebook and sipping a flat-white just won’t cut it. Instead, you need to dive into concepts and start brainstorming from there. That’s, quite literally, what we did last weekend with Got To Tri. Got To Tri are a team of triathlete […]

Suunto Spartan Ultra Month | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Suunto Spartan Ultra for a month

Got a great message a few weeks ago, that I had been selected along with 13 others, to test the new Suunto Spartan Ultra All Black Titanium HR multi sport GPS watch – all because of my Race To The Stones video footage 😉 I like this!! #SuuntoSpartan Thank you Suunto! 🙂 I’ll have the watch in my […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

Lessons from the Track

If I had to lump my running career, so far, into separate time periods it would be the following: 2000 – 2006:  young and dumb 2006 – 2011:  the lost years 2011 – 2015:  the found years July 2015 – Feb 2016:  old and dumb Feb 2016 – present: 2nd Chance It’s mildly hilarious to […]

Jury Duty, Wedding Planning, and Mileage Ramping | Linked Fitness Community

Rethinking Bad Days

I said in a previous post that I think this training cycle has consisted of more “bad” days than possibly any other training cycle I have had.  In fact, I have had entire bad weeks, it seems. What constitutes a bad day?  For me, it has been having low energy/motivation, feeling terrible during a run, or […]

Refreshed. Kind of. | Anna Weber | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A Few Big Weeks & a 5k PR

I’ve been a little bit quiet lately because there isn’t much to write about when you’re in the middle of the training grind.  It’s funny how you can feel ridiculously out of shape one minute, and then the next you feel like you’ve finally found your groove.  That is kind of what the last few […]

Complicated Running | Morten Lidegaard | Linked Fitness Community

Complicated running

What has happened to the simplicity of running?  When did it become so complicated to go for a run, where we have to consume (horrible?) beetroot juice at the right time before we even start running; put on technical outfit that will increase our performance and increase blood-flow; put on anti-chafing creme in strategic places; wear […]

My Race Bucket List | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

My Race Bucket List

When I started running I never imagined all the races that are out there at the moment. There is literally a race to suit everyone whether its a 5k Fun Run or a 200 Mile ultra.  I have listed races that top my bucket list and ones that are just out of reach at the […]

Women’s Only Triathlon Camp – International Women’s Day March 2017

We are inviting women of all ages and abilities, from absolute beginners to experienced triathletes, to enjoy the sport for a week together in the beautiful setting of Mallorca. Our Women’s Only Camp (4th — 11th March 2017) spans International Women’s Day giving us an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of not only our weeks goals but […]

Joe Muldowney | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

TOM AUSHERMAN 5-MILER

Not many races have been around for 29 years, but this one has. More random prizes, deep age-division awards, in plenty of age groups, cash prizes, food, beverages, and a lot of fun. Chambersburg, a quaint little town, near Gettysburg, is south-central Pennsylvania, is the place to race on Saturday. http://www.ausherman5miles.com/ Originally published on Running Shorts – […]

A New chapter and a New Challenge in Life | Liam Martin | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

A New chapter and a New Challenge in Life.

A new chapter in my life has just started and it still all seems pretty surreal still. Sitting here with my son after 9 long and stressful Months I really am the happiest and proudest dad in the world. I really do take my hat off to my partner Judith and all the mums around […]

100-METERS TO THE MARATHON-DRAMA AT RIO | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

100-METERS TO THE MARATHON-DRAMA AT RIO

Following is a copy of my monthly running column, published in the Republican Herald newspaper, www.republicanherald.com, on August 2. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 3-21. For those who want to watch the greatest runners on the planet, from […]

Joe Muldowney | Member Blog | Linked Fitness Community

“THE GREATEST” DOES IT AGAIN

A few months ago I called Ed Whitlock “The world’s greatest athlete.” Ed keeps proving me right. Yes, he’s done it again. Last Saturday, the 85-year old Canadian demolished another age group world record. At the Ontario masters outdoor championships in Toronto, Whitlock ran a 5K in 24:03.99, breaking the previous mark by almost 50 seconds. […]

Mallorca Training Camp 2017 | Got to Tri Blog | Linked Fitness Community

Mallorca Training Camp 2017 – Brighton Tri Club

Last year Brighton Tri club held their first ever overseas Triathlon Training Camp, with 25 members from the club. The camp was such a success that we have had a group of ex-campers from last year ‘demand’ we announce the details for the 2017 Camp. When is it? The camp will be from Saturday 22nd April […]

London Marathon | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

LONDON MARATHON

Anxiety I normally control my pre-race nerves pretty well, but London was different. Months of hard work had gone in to this performance. So many long runs, so many long tempos. I stood just outside the Championship runner’s tent trying to gather my thoughts and focus. I normally have a good idea of the best […]

World Half Marathon Champs | Matt Rees | Member Blogs | Linked Fitness Community

WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPS

Introduction I think we can all learn something from the remarkable performance by Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor in the World Half Marathon Championships 2016. Right in front of me he fell to the ground as the gun fired to start the 2016 World Half Marathon Championship race. At the time I did not know it was […]

3 Things to Consider When Getting a Wearable for Swimming

Ready to get your lap swim on? Here’s what you need to know about one of the essentials of crushing it in the water—a waterproof fitness tracker for swimming. Wearable tech has come a long way over the past few years when it comes to accuracy, capability and looks. For swimmers like myself who grew […]

All The Better To See You With~Eye Update

I thought it was about time to do a quick update on how my eyes were doing. It’s been a little while since we’ve chatted about this and seeing as we’re actively doing a few things right now, well, I just thought I’d tell you what was what. Last week I had a temporary Punctal […]

Best. Visit. Ever. #IRun4Aiden

If you remember back to April, I had mentioned that it was Aiden’s and my 3rd Matchaversary. April 9, 2015, Aiden and I were matched through the IRun4Michael program. This is a FB group that matches runners with people who for some medical challenge are unable to run themselves. Those of us who are the […]

Silly Race but So Much Fun!

I told my #IRun4 buddy, Aiden, about our race yesterday. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation: #IRun4Aiden Happy Sunday, Aiden! We did a very silly race yesterday. We ran a Beer Mile. I’ll explain this race: They start the clock and you drink your firs