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The Art of the Start: Run or Walk the Biggest Loser Marathon

The Biggest Loser brand has gone far beyond the TV show, expanding to better appeal to the health conscious and the health curious with innovative fitness tools and at-home workout equipment, lifestyle resorts and retreats, and now a highly…

The Biggest Loser Race Series: Find Your Pace and Get Healthy, One Step at a Time

Since its takeoff in 2004, millions of people have been tuning in to the weight loss-centered reality TV show "The Biggest Loser". In fact, the widespread popularity of this show has prompted all sorts of weight loss competitions and challenges…

A Personal Endurance Challenge: How I Survived My First Trail Race

I’ve been an avid runner for more than half my life but I’ll be the first to admit that I generally prefer to stay within my comfort zone. For instance, I’m totally biased towards distance running over sprinting, road running over treadmill…

My First Half Marathon Trail Race: A Personal Quest to Conquer the Intimidation

I’ve been an avid runner and marathon enthusiast for nearly 20 years. Long runs on scenic city roads and rural routes and amidst lakes and creeks are definitely my forte. Interestingly enough, I’ve never been a big fan of trail running,…

Fueling Your Run: What to Eat Before a Race

Most marathons are held during the early morning hours when temperatures are mild. Although not always necessary, eating breakfast prior to a race can be quite beneficial, especially if your run covers a distance of 5 miles (8K) or more.…

Getting Off the Couch and Into a 5K

Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation, comradery, or charity, participating in 5K races has become the thing to do. This is a good thing, as training for such a race requires a great deal of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise training. Cardio…