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IronMan Tahoe 2014

O2fitness athlete, Richard Medalen shares his experience prepping for Ironman Tahoe 2014, and dealing with the event’s surreal cancellation and resulting disappointment. True to Ironman athlete resiliency and persistence, Richard turned this disappointment in to opportunity. 2014 IronMan Experience In Sept 2013, I was in Tahoe and saw IronMan athletes walking their bikes up the […]

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Sugar Bowl Academy Nordic Team Dials Up Dry-Land Training

Below a post from Sugar Bowl Academy, Head Nordic Coach, Martin Benes… In the past couple of weeks, we have done two time trials. While many of our workouts were hampered by the smoke, we found some clear windows in the mornings before school to get out and do some hard efforts. One of these […]

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Xterra Lake Tahoe Training Plan

Xterra Lake Tahoe presented by Big Blue Adventure Training Program Details Complete 8- week training program, starting July 2 $150 program fee -increases to $180 after June 27 Training plans available for the beginner to the racer gunning for a PR Plans provide daily science-based, structured, comprehensive training Training plans posted weekly on trainingpeaks.com and […]

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Lake Tahoe Triathlon Training Plan

Lake Tahoe Triathlon presented by Big Blue Adventure Training Program Details Complete 8- week training program, starting June 25 $150 program fee -increases to $180 after June 22 Training plans available for the beginner to the racer gunning for a PR Plans provide daily science-based, structured, comprehensive training Training plans posted weekly on trainingpeaks.com and […]

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NorCal Ultras Training Plans

O2fitness partners with NorCal Ultras, Northern California’s Premier Ultra Endurance Events to provide coaching and training plans for registered event participants. We kick off the first round of training mid-December focused on preparing racers for Way to Cool 50K and the AR 50 Miler. See below for complete details… Training Programs Start December 16, with daily training plan; […]

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Julie Young’s O2fitness – Truckee Women’s Cycling Training Group

Training Program Details Complete 10-week (expanded from previous eight week program) comprehensive daily training program coupled with weekly group training Daily training starts July 29, first group workout July 30 Twice weekly group workouts (Structured-coached Tuesdays 5:30-7:15pm/Un-coached group endurance Sundays 9am) $295 program fee by July 24  -increases to $335 after July 24 Minimum fitness […]

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Julie Young’s O2fitness – Truckee Women’s Trail Running Group

Complete 10-week (expanded from previous eight week program) comprehensive daily training program coupled with weekly group training Starts July 29 Twice weekly group workouts (Structured-coached Mondays 6:30 am;/Un-coached group endurance Saturdays 9am) $195 program fee by July 24  -increases to $235 after July 24 Minimum fitness requirement: must be able to run 5 miles Training […]

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“Rainy” day workout coaching tips

Below is an article I wrote to assist Girls on The Run (GOTR) coaches create a workout plan when confronted with circumstances curtailing normal activity, ie rainy or smokey days, or injuries. Photo: Smithridge STEM Academy student and GOTR participant with her coach, Sara Holm, (pictured on right), presented a thank you poster to Julie […]

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Tis the season for a body overhaul and tune-up

When summer staleness sets in from seemingly limitless opportunities (perfect weather, lots of light) of riding and running, and weather turns cold and wet, it’s the ideal time to prioritize, with purpose, stability and mobility. This is the time of year to set the functional foundation of hip activation – improved brain to butt communication, […]

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Turning Adversity in to an Asset

WARNING: This post contains cathartic commentary As I am watching the Tour de France with crashes knocking out favorites, it reminds me that sport provides a micro-cosm of life, magnifying the ups and downs. And I am reminded that it is how we deal with adversity’s depth of depression and disappointment that reveals the character […]

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