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Polar Training Tips: July 2011

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Train safely and effectively with these summer workout tips from Jennifer Cohen, fitness expert and celebrity trainer: Drink water before you feel thirsty; at least 15-20 minutes before starting your workout, and after every 15 minutes during the workout. This will keep you hydrated through the summer heat. Avoid […]


Last weekend, I attended my (gulp!) 25th high school reunion at Northfield Mount Hermon School in western Massachusetts. Going back to school is always a delicious emotional treat for me and my classmates. We were 4-year boarding students, which meant we literally grew up together, a large yet tightly bonded group of adolescent “siblings”. We […]

Sportin’ It Mommy Style

A huge shout-out of congratulations to SkirtSports founder Nicole DeBoom, who has been hard at work on a new kind of project, creating a baby with her hubby Tim. Nicole’s blog announcing her pregnancy and describing the changes to her physique at 13+ weeks is a must-read for anyone who has been pregnant, hopes to […]

Adventure Into Life

Colleen Cannon is a long-time endurance athlete who has journeyed through the ranks of professional triathlon to her current role as founder of Women’s Quest, an organization providing women with active adventures for the body, mind and spirit. As the company’s website proclaims, a Women’s Quest retreat “is no ordinary fitness or travel vacation. It […]


Here’s a wonderful way to transform your race medals into something bigger than a reminder of your own personal accomplishments. Medals4Mettle accepts donations of marathon, half-marathon and triathlon finisher medals and in turn awards them to children and adults fighting debilitating diseases. For individuals who are unable to run a race on their own, the […]


Have you ever run horse-ivals? My dear friend Tracy is visiting her once-home of Boulder this week, and she had the opportunity to run – alongside and atop – a stunning and powerful pony. Apparently – and as evidenced by the image above – when running alongside a horse the creature gets quickly in tune […]

Team USA

In yesterday’s Bolder Boulder 10k race, the TEAM USA women improved on their 2010 3rd place finish, beating out their rival team from Kenya and finishing in 2nd, just two points behind the winning team from Ethiopia. The strategizing and team dynamics between the three U.S. women – Amy Hastings, Renee Metivier-Baillie and Magdalena Lewy-Boulet […]

Spring 2011 Shoe Review

Find your perfect fit this spring! Check out our 16 wear-tested winners, now with bonus tester comments available exclusively online! Reader’s Choice Saucony ProGrid Mirage Price: $100 Saucony’s ProGrid Mirage was a hands-down favorite for fit, comfort and style. Tipping the scales at only 7.9 ounces, the Mirage feels like a lightweight trainer, but is […]

Cool Running

  Take the BEX Runner on your next run and benefit from core cooling which enhances your running experience. The BEX (Better Exercise Experience) Runner is a small hand-held ice-pack which rests in the palm of your hand, secured by a comfortable Velcro strap. The cooling sensation penetrates your palm, helping to cool your body’s […]

National Running Day

June 1st is National Running Day, so why not get a head start on the celebration with a running-filled weekend? Given the Memorial Day holiday, there are sure to be plenty of 5k and 10k races, such as the Bolder Boulder here in (you guessed it!) Boulder, Colorado. Or enjoy a long trail run away […]