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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, cross training

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, cross training

Pick up any running magazine, go to any running website, google any training plan and on it you will see days dedicated to “cross-training.” I have always rolled my eyes at these training days, thinking “I want to be a better runner. The only way to do that is well, run.” Even when I was […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, partner up

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, partner up

One of the best ways to stay motivated to workout and stay in shape is to get a workout partner. This past week I decided to go work out with my friend BethAnne, who is also a member of the Army ROTC program here on campus. I haven’t yet decided if it was a wonderful […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, morning workouts part two

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, morning workouts part two

In a column a few weeks ago, I talked about wanting to change my workout routine from being an evening exerciser to a morning exerciser. Over the past two weeks, I have been working on getting up earlier three times a week and getting my workouts in rather than waiting until I have had a […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, destressing

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, destressing

One of my favorite things about running is the emotional effects it has on runners. Like many artists or writers who turn to a blank canvas or page to find peace or meaning, the road (or trail or dread, I’m sorry treadmill) provides that for runners. Whether the struggle is school, work or personal, there […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, morning workouts

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, morning workouts

The winter months proved difficult for me to get workouts in as I was a fan of my evening runs. My day was over, I may still have a little bit of work to do, but I could throw on my shorts and t-shirt and go for a run about 7 or 8 p.m., sometimes […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, mountain running vs. trail running

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, mountain running vs. trail running

Recently, I came across an article on something called mountain running. Apparently, it is growing in popularity as of late. When I first came across it, I was expecting it to basically be really hilly trail running, you know, running in the mountains. However, there is a lot more to it. All trail running is […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, high altitude

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, high altitude

It took me a while to work up the motivation to lace up my running shoes this last week. I was enjoying catching up with old friends and running just kept getting pushed down and down on my priority list. When I finally headed out, I quickly realized that running in Utah is much different […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, snowy conditions

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, snowy conditions

The snow was detrimental to my running this past week. I am not used to running in such conditions and the two solid inches of ice on the sidewalks were pretty much a no go for my clumsy self. I took this time to become buddies with the gym all over again. However, the treadmill […]

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Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, the four miler

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fitness column: kickin’ asphalt, the four miler

This week was big, folks. For the first time in my nineteen years of existence, I ran four miles. The weather was warm, and apparently #snOMG number two is on the way so I figured I might as well soak up the hint of spring while it lasted. And soak it up I did, all […]

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Kickin’ asphalt: new year, new goals

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt: new year, new goals

For most people, new years always bring about new goals, and that is certainly true for me. Over the holidays, I took a break from writing this column, but not a break from running or thinking about where I wanted my running to take me in 2014. Over the past few months, it became a […]

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Kickin’ asphalt: Thunder Road, conquered

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt: Thunder Road, conquered

I completed my 5k, and my confidence could not be higher. When people ask how it went, I have told them “Well, I didn’t cry, and I didn’t quit so I’ll count that as a win.” Chris helped me through, he helped me with the mental battle. He encouraged me all the way. There were […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week twelve: confidence, or lack thereof

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week twelve: confidence, or lack thereof

Race day is Saturday, and I am not feeling confident in the least bit. My last run prior to the race was not good. It was freezing. My clothing was itchy. I quickly lost the mental battle. Physically, I felt fine. I just wasn’t happy with the pace I was running so I was discouraged […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week eleven: check yourself

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week eleven: check yourself

My 5k is a week away, the nerves are building. I am beginning to feel the need to super train. I have read articles about people who feel this way, and that it isn’t the right thing to do. Before a race, runners are supposed to have what is called a “taper” where they take […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week eight: slowin’ down

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week eight: slowin’ down

You will be happy to know that I actually ran and did yoga this week. I slowed down my running though. I ran a few times, but I ran “unplugged.” I didn’t take my Nike + app or my ipod or anything that would somehow track my run. I felt really bad last week after […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week seven: regression back to couch potato

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week seven: regression back to couch potato

I have disappointed myself this week, guys. I have regressed back to a couch potato this week. I ate too much junk food and I only ran once this week. Netflix updated my shows so I had difficulties getting myself up off the couch to go. The “watch next episode” button was way more appealing […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week six: whoa, we’re halfway there

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week six: whoa, we’re halfway there

“Whoa! Livin’ on a prayer!” I thought a Bon Jovi reference was quite appropriate for this week as I am actually half way through my training schedule. To be completely honest, I am surprised that I have stuck with it for this long. I thought I would have gotten really frustrated and quit by now […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week five: hey, I got some new shoes on

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week five: hey, I got some new shoes on

This week, my focus was on making sure I had good shoes for running. My lovely parents gave me some money to go to a fancy running store and get some shoes and socks. They have been following my column and thought that my lower leg pain was a result of having poor shoes. I […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week four: you get out what you put in

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week four: you get out what you put in

As I said last week, I cut my running back to three days a week. I feel so lazy. Although my body was hating me for it, I was growing used to running four to five times a week. I missed it, but I know I definitely needed the break. Next week I am also […]

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49er Fitness: Kickin’ Asphalt

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
49er Fitness: Kickin’ Asphalt

Over the next 12 weeks, I will be writing a weekly column as I train for the Thunder Road 5K on Nov. 16, 2013. To be honest, I am not a runner. I am actually in terrible shape and hoping that the obligation of this column will help me get in shape as well as […]

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49er Fitness: Baby got back

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
49er Fitness: Baby got back

Spring break is just around the corner, which means you are that much closer to showing off your body that you’ve been working on since January 1. If you are still thinking about why your greatest asset hasn’t lifted yet, then doing these five workouts will help you get there that much faster. Tell Phaedra, […]

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