Category Archives: Training

Runner’s High: An Elevation Guide

You know that sinking feeling when – despite thinking you’re in pretty good shape – you go for a quick little run and can barely catch your breath? We’ve all been there: you lace up all excited, expecting to knock … Continue reading

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Well, I’m Soul-ed

I finally did something I said I’d never do. No, I didn’t voluntarily enter a haunted house. No, I didn’t go to Times Square for fun. No, I didn’t fly to Hawaii so these FaceTiming first cousins could finally meet … Continue reading

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Counter-Intuitive Fitness

A lot of what we now know to be true about fitness and weight loss appears at first counter-intuitive: To lose fat, eat more of it. To look slimmer, gain muscle weight. To feel more awake, exhaust yourself with a … Continue reading

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Runner Vs. Team Sports

My parents encouraged team sports all childhood long, but like wearing my retainer and eating less butter, the pastime never really stuck. Sure, I chased soccer balls in the fall and struck out looking each spring, but it became clear … Continue reading

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Goals Just Want to Have Fun (Ouch. That hurt me, too.)

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty excellent at squeezing in five to six workouts a week when I have a real, tangible goal on the radar. Training for a marathon? I’ll pop out of bed before the … Continue reading

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Pop Physique aka Pain Incarnate: A Review

What weighs more: a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks? Trick question. They weigh the same. But you know what weighs a million times more? The one-pound weights at Pop Physique. Don’t be fooled by appearances: these itty bitty … Continue reading

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Joining the Mile High Club (Well, Kind Of)

New York City may a hotbed of chic, on-trend fitness classes, but you’d be hard pressed to find me at any of them. While the masses may be flocking to SoulCycle or FlyWheel or some other combination of two fancy … Continue reading

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