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Burbank YMCA 5k Turkey Trot

The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot has become a Marks’ family tradition. Every Thanksgiving, my parents and I roll ourselves out of bed at the crack of dawn and make the 30 minute drive to Burbank to get our sweat on while “normal” ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Run

(Part 1 – The Preparation) (Part 2 – The Swim) (Part 3 – The Bike) And finally, I was heading out of T2 and onto the run course.  13.1 miles stood between me and the finish and I was ready for it. Before ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Bike

(Part 1 – The Preparation) (Part 2 – The Swim) According to the official Ironman website, “The IRONMAN 70.3 Silverman bike course is one of uniqueness, beauty, rolling hills and a few memorable climbs.”  Key word: HILLS.  Lots and lots of hills.  The ...

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Ironman Silverman 70.3: The Swim

The road to Ironman Silverman 70.3 required muscle and willpower.  It was physically demanding and mentally taxing.  I devoted 2-6 hours a day to training— open water swims in the Pacific ocean, 3 hour solo bike rides (often in 100 degree heat), and ...

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Runner’s Injury Prevention Workout

Happy Hump Day! Today I am sharing with you a highly requested workout video…Injury Prevention For Runners! Running is an incredibly high impact sport, which can lead to injuries.  One of the biggest causes of injuries in runners is weak glute muscles. I ...

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