Tag Archives: endurance

It’s All in Your Head: Reaching Beyond Fatigue

When I was in middle school, I decided to run cross country.  I wasn’t very good, but I was very competitive.  I have a clear memory of one particular race, where we had to go up this huge hill – … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Training: Make Yoga Work For You

As roller derby players, our bodies endure quite a bit of hard love. Not only do we skate hard, but we also hit each other hard. Between practice, cardio, plyometrics, and strength training, sometimes I feel like my body needs … Continue reading

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Be a Social Person, Not a Social Loafer

I spend a lot of time working out alone.  Sometimes it is hard to push myself when no one else is around.  So I love occasionally working out with a group.  It helps me stay accountable, push myself a little … Continue reading

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Train For Your Sport: Roller Derby Agility Workout

Roller derby requires a lot of twisting, turning, and torquing.  We are never just skating in a forward direction the whole time.  Therefore, we should incorporate non-linear workouts into our fitness routines.  These types of workouts will help build strength … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Wild Imagination

During an especially grueling (and delightful) workout at AX Fitness, we were running sprints while starting from a plank position.  The sprints were fine – a familiar pain – but the planks were becoming more and more intense as my … Continue reading

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I Finally Tried CrossFit

I have done many workouts involving elements of CrossFit, and I enjoy constantly moving while doing a strength routine.  Sometimes I would do WODs on my own (WOD stands for workout of the day…) But I have never officially taken … Continue reading

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Your Enemy, aka Endurance

I ran a marathon last weekend.  It was nothing crazy – no PR, no insane finish where I collapsed over the finish line… it was the Walt Disney World Marathon, which meant I took lots of pictures (mostly blurry), saw … Continue reading

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