Blog Archives May, 2012

Milena’s Top 5 Tips for Staying Motivated: #4 Pick A Destination

Pick a Destinationbermuda-destination-wedding

There are so many fantastic road races now to choose from.

Pick a road race in a city or country that you want to visit and take a “racecation” as I call it. You get to pair an adventurous trip with a great race. That’s pretty cool to look forward to.

Doesn’t get much better than that.

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Green Machine Recipe

By Erica Davis
For this blog I wanted to share a recipe with you all.  My mom and I were at Costco and she came up to me and handed me thisgreen-smoothie11little sample cup with this green smoothie looking stuff.  I asked her what was in it and she told me I had to drink it first and then she would tell me.  Hesitantly, I drank it and to my surprise, I actually liked it!
So here’s to all you athletes who wish you were drinking a margarita but want it to actually be healthly.  So give this a try and hopefully you will then want make some extra for a pool party this summer or even as a cool, post workout treat.  It’s also a great way to get some extra greens for the day.  Enjoy!
  • 1/2 a can of white grape juice
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 1, 2 or 3 handfuls of Spinach
  • Blend on high for about 30 seconds
  • Add 2 cups of ice and blend again
  • Tales from the Wave … A Chia Surge Story

    What’s up ladies and germs. Josh here. I know what most of you are thinking – I’m a marathon runner/triathlete/sprinter/body screen-shot-2012-05-30-at-70958-pmbuilder/insert bad ass sport here – what can this grom teach me? That my friends is why I’m here – to enlighten you and open your eyes to the wild wonder of chia surge and how it can help you kick butt – no matter your sport of choice.

    I started surfing when I was a kid and basically haven’t stopped since. It’s not seen as an endurance sport – shock gasp – but let me tell you, when you’re out there for 4 hours day in day out, let me tell you, endurance plays a roll. I got hurt a few months back and had to lay off the waves for a while and when I finally got back out there – I was truly surprised at how slowly my body seemed to respond. I was exhausted in a fraction of the time I used to be and I won’t lie to you – I was beyond frustrated.

    After having lunch with a good friend of mine – who happens to be a die hard cyclist and a huge Vitalyte advocate, he threw some of this stuff called Chia Surge my way and told me to take it before hitting the waves the next day. Aside from not thinking about Chia in any other form than the pets of yesteryear, I had never taken anything to keep my body going while surfing or doing anything really. Regardless, I was desperate so I tried it.

    I’m not a believer in this type of thing and honestly, aside from thinking twice that I coincidentally had an awesome day the day I took chia surge – I wasn’t convinced. Two days later, I went out again – sans surge – and was horribly tired and even more frustrated. The third time – this time with chia – I became a believer.

    This stuff is all natural and kicks in immediately. You feel it enhancing the natural awesomeness you were born to share and that’s what I’m looking for. Be it on the road, in the gym, or tearing up the waves, Chia Surge is my new thing and you should probably give it a whirl.

    To the surf and seeds,

    Josh

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    Milena’s Top 5 Tips for Staying Motivated: #3: Buddy Up

    Buddy Up

    Training and running with friends can definitely make working out much more fun. I can recall some really hard workouts I got through93796 because my training partner at the time, Brian, would make up rap songs while we ran. Not only was he a lyrical gangster, but his support was key in helping me during some super intense training. So grab a friend and create your own rhymes as you continue to train for your next race. Friends are definitely a happy part of the journey.

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    Milena’s Top 5 Tips for Staying Motivated: #2: Change Your Pace

    #2: Change Your Pace

    Your body needs variety in it’s training pace just as much as it needs variety in the type of cardiovascular training you do. Therefore, changing the speed at which you run is important.

    One or two days a week don’t forget to throw some speed work into your training. That means running varied distances at faster than your normal steady run pace.

    The Swedes coined the phrase “Fartlek.” That translates to “speed play.” So let’s say you are out for a four mile run. Instead of running the entire run at one steady pace, mix up your pace. You don’t even need a watch.

    Legendary runner Jim Ryun used to run fast from one telephone pole to another along the straight stretches of road in Kansas. When he got to the next pole, he would jog slowly until he reached the next one and then he would pick up the pace again.

    Mix it up. Run fast for thirty seconds, and then easy for two minutes and then moderate for three minutes. You get the idea.

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