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TRAINING – Finish Your First Triathlon!

By Brian Diaz New year. New goals. I love this time of year when people are so dedicated to making changes for the better in their lives. Many add physical challenges or events to target in the coming months, some ...

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GETTING STARTED – Find the Perfect Pair of Swimming Goggles

By David Cross If you are a seasoned swimmer, then this article is probably not for you. But if you decided that this year you want to start swimming or do a triathlon, this will provide insight on how to ...

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GETTING STARTED – Injury-Free Half-Marathon Training Plan

By Brian Diaz Running, when done correctly, is such a beautiful extension of the human body and what it is capable of doing with such grace. It’s an easy way to exercise for most since it does not require too ...

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GETTING STARTED – How Do I Train for My First Mud Run?

By Kyle Cooper and Evan Adler Dear Physical Therapist, I am a runner and sometime-triathlete looking for a new challenge this year. My buddies and I have signed up for our first mud run and can’t wait to tackle this ...

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GETTING STARTED – Sole Sisters

Nakenge Robertson of Durham is a 39-year-old research associate at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She runs to gain mental clarity and to de-stress. “Running gives me a chance to either think about everything or nothing,” says ...

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GETTING STARTED – Run a Faster 5K

By Brian Diaz So you’ve made it this far. You decided 2014 was going to be your year to get back in shape and bought a gym membership, started going to some classes, maybe even hired a personal trainer. You ...

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GETTING STARTED – Climbing? Climb on!

By Sara Wolfe Climbing Gyms in the U.S. Rock climbing has been around for a long time, from climbing out of necessity to climbing for sport, from military preparation to recreational play. While climbing has branched off into different styles, ...

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GETTING STARTED – Dixie Rocks 25 at Chapel Hill Community Center

If you’re interested in a little friendly competition, there is a fun, low-key climbing competition at the end of March in Chapel Hill. The Dixie Rocks 25 at Chapel Hill Community Center takes place March 28 and 29. Climbing starts ...

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GETTING STARTED – Tips for Your Ramblin’ Rose Getting Started Gear

The three most important pieces of gear you’ll need to get started with your Ramblin’ Rose training are swimming goggles, a bike and a good pair of running shoes. If you’re new to the sport of triathlon, this could raise ...

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GETTING STARTED – The Indoor Dilemma

By Chad Andrews Get on the trainer? Go to a spin class? Some people would rather run through a pit of fire ants or get eaten by a zombie than train indoors, but there are ways to make it a ...

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