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A Lifetime of Wellness by Brad Rassler

Achilles tendonitis re-focuses a runner’s goals The worst non-lethal injury known to the long distance runner, the despoiler of the best laid exercise plan, is a rupture of the thick white cable extending from calf to heel, known as the Achilles tendon. Runners can exert upwards of 16,000 pounds per square inch on the Achilles, […]

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  TRAINING FOR LIFE

I am new to the RENO WHEELWOMEN cycling race team.  I am not a racer and was hesitant to join Reno Wheelwomen until I met Lucie Oren, (Reno Wheelwomen Cat 4), an avid woman cyclist racer and enthusiast.  Her enthusiasm for joining the team was the catalyst I was looking for to become a better […]

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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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Breaking Barriers Race Ride (2)

Breaking Barriers Women’s Race Ride

Check out the Breaking Barriers Women’s Race Ride we have created… There are bunches of training race rides (River Rides, Coffee Republic, Folsom Bike, Drop Ride, Wheelmen races, etc), which i think are invaluable training tools for leg speed, and dig-deep high intensity efforts. But I am hanging on by the skin of my chin […]

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Team City Junior Mock Race Clinic

Looking forward to Taking It To the Streets coaching the Sacramento Team City Juniors in a Mock Race. Its a great opportunity to share my experience and perspective on all of the ingredients that contribute to successful racing. It starts with the bike fit for efficiency and handling, and consistently following a well-structured training plan. […]

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Tahoe Trail 100-Leadville Qualifier Course Recon

Event Date:         June 7 and June 28, 2015 Overview (What/Where):       Join Julie Young, 2011 Tahoe Trail 100 winner and multiple-podium finisher for FREE Tahoe Trail 100 Course Previews being held on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 am. What the course preview includes: Overview of the course (One Lap) Race Tips […]

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Turning Adversity In To An Asset

**Disclaimer – this blog post was mentally crafted during a cyclo-cross sprint training session, so excuse its seeming edgy-aggressive tone. So last year at this time I was in the throes of a torn MCL, ACL and meniscus – the result of a series of events – a couple of encounters with enthusiastic dogs, and […]

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Race 178, 10-miler – Key Components to a PR Training Plan

By Julie Young, Owner/Head Coach, o2fitness; Director, Silver Sage Fitness and Sports Lab As the official training partner of the Race 178 running series in Reno, we have provided a series of training articles on how best to prepare for the demands of the specific events within the series. Each article also specifies the targeted […]

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You’ve Scratched the RTO Off Your Bucket List. Now What?

By Julie Young As the official training partner for the Race 178, running series, we provide, among other things, a series of training articles. Below is an article to help runners better prepare for the upcoming Reno-Tahoe Odyssey. Enjoy the read… When I was asked to write an article on what to do three days […]

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