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On the Road Again: The Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge 6k

On the Road Again: The Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge 6k

by CJ Hitz November 21, 2019 6 min read 0 Comments

My own wanderlust was recently satisfied when I decided to hit the road from Colorado Springs to Palm Springs in our 2006 Honda Element. My wife Shelley was already scheduled to join her mom for a conference in North Carolina which gave me an...
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The Secret to Success

The Secret to Success

by Cherie Gruenfeld November 21, 2018 4 min read 0 Comments

Aren’t we all striving for success? We train, make plans, organize things, troll the internet for advice and inspiration, and then we train some more. Yet, so often we go into a race feeling like there are a great many things we’ll face that are out of our control.
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Kona 2018 - An Epic Year In Ironman History

Kona 2018 - An Epic Year In Ironman History

by Cherie Gruenfeld October 24, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

In 1978, fifteen fearless souls stood on a Waikiki beach preparing for a day that would combine the 2.4 mile Waikiki Rough Water swim, the 112 mile Around the Island bike ride and the 26.2 Honolulu Marathon. They called it Ironman. The winner that day was Gordon Haller, finishing in 11 hours, 46 minutes.
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Putting the Puzzle Together at Wildflower

Putting the Puzzle Together at Wildflower

by Cherie Gruenfeld September 27, 2018 4 min read 0 Comments

My race season is complete and now it’s time to do some fun racing. But the fun comes to an abrupt end when, during an Olympic race, I violently meet a Sprint racer on the same bike course. I end my day in the ER with the diagnosis of four bone fractures: two in my pelvis and two in my hip socket. This can’t be good.
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2018: Think It Through Now

2018: Think It Through Now

by Cherie Gruenfeld January 17, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

If you’re reading this, it means that you’ve survived the holidays, with all its temptations, and are looking ahead to the new year.
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A Windy and Cold Santa Rosa 70.3 - Update from Cherie Gruenfeld

A Windy and Cold Santa Rosa 70.3 - Update from Cherie Gruenfeld

by Cherie Gruenfeld May 25, 2017 1 min read 0 Comments

I don’t do well in cold – water or air. And Santa Rosa was a real challenge in both areas. The good news about this weakness is that there’s a counterbalance...

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Triathlon Training: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Triathlon Training: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

by Cherie Gruenfeld May 09, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned competitor, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to prepare for an Ironman. Completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile ride and 26.2-mile run—there’s a reason only a select few are able to successfully complete these back-to-back events, and even fewer who excel.
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Key Workout Techniques for a Successful Ironman: Mastering the Run

Key Workout Techniques for a Successful Ironman: Mastering the Run

by Cherie Gruenfeld April 12, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

To get your body ready to perform at its best come race day, it is important to follow a training schedule that addresses each portion of the Ironman Triathlon...
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3 Strategies for Completing the Ironman

3 Strategies for Completing the Ironman

by Cherie Gruenfeld February 25, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

Triathlon as a sport is still young, having begun in France in the 1920s when competitors participated in a race called...
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Optimize Each Workout by Identifying its Purpose

Optimize Each Workout by Identifying its Purpose

by Cherie Gruenfeld February 07, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

In order for you to achieve your training and performance goals, it is of the utmost importance that you outline a strategic training plan—and stick to it!
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Tips for Achieving Your Race Goals

Tips for Achieving Your Race Goals

by Cherie Gruenfeld January 23, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

The process of getting ready for your big goal race of the season starts long before summer. If you want to achieve your highest potential during your goal race, you need to participate in months of strategic preparation to get your body performing at...
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Being A Runner

Being A Runner

by Cherie Gruenfeld January 18, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

Runners come in all shapes and sizes, male and female, young and old. We can find dozens of differences, but I promise you, all runners have one thing in common - we all want to run faster.

And there’s probably a second thing we have in common...
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