Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • Break Through Bike Trainer Boredom!

    by Pro Triathlete Tami

    Riding the bike trainer does't have to be boringIt just got really, really cold here in the midwest. Like snot-freezing cold when you walk outside. This probably means you are not doing too much outside other than slowly making your way to the pool.

    I thought sharing a few tips on how to keep the fun level up and the boredom down on the bike trainer might come in useful for our readers. Lets face it… nothing is as fun as actually moving when riding a bike, but it has to be done stationary sometimes.

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  • 2013 Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe Review

    by Bill "Guru of Shoe" Lorenz

    2013 Brooks PureFlow 2 Running ShoesHere's our first look at the new 2013 Brooks PureFlow 2 Running shoes! Have you tried PureFlow yet? The PureFlow is a lightweight, neutral, "natural" running shoe. If you haven't, you are missing out!

    I saw the prototypes of the PureFlow 2 a few months ago and was eagerly anticipating them. The day has come and they are finally here! Of course, as soon as they arrived and unpacked, I had a pair on my feet. They were definitely worth the wait and across the board they no not disappoint. Below are the reasons why this shoe WORKS!

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  • CycleOps Fluid2 Bike Trainer Review

    by Athlete Seth

    CycleOps Fluid2 Assembly PiecesThe end of November brings cooler temperatures, and is usually time of year that people head indoors to begin training for the next outdoor season. Indoor training benefits all those who take on the challenge, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a year round outdoor training environment. I’m going to focus on an important piece of training equipment for when we choose to head indoors, the indoor cycling trainer.

    Today we’re taking a look at CycleOps’ take on indoor training with the Fluid2 trainer. With eight trainers in their stable, the Fluid2 falls directly in the middle of their line up. Some of CycleOps baseline trainers use wind or magnets to generate resistance. Sometimes, these models can have your neighbors wonder if you're trying to power your house on your bike. The Fluid2 has the advantage of using, you guessed it, fluid to generate resistance. This makes it very quiet and gives you a consistent feel while riding, with limited slips, if any. Not only should it keep your neighbors and family oblivious to your power generating activities, it will ensure that you don’t have to crank the stereo to eleven to hear your motivational jams when you hop on each morning.

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  • Vitamin D Levels for Athletes

    by Dietitian Ellen

    The sun provides vitamin DThe Sunny Side of Vitamin D

    As athletes we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to prepare our body to perform at its best, day after day. We are meticulous about training schedules, getting adequate sleep, following phenomenal blogs, etc. Some may even describe an endurance athlete’s lifestyle as … “crazy.”

    Although nearly perfect, we often forget one very important thing: proper nutrition. Specifically, the importance of Vitamin D.

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