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Taking care of niggling details will put a smile on your race face
BY JAMES S. FELL
There is no such thing as too much Body Glide. Conversely, not enough glide is a problem, because when youâ€™re thinking about how much your feet, quads and lungs hurt during your first marathon, itâ€™s wise to avoid adding nipple and nether chafing into the mix.
Do you perform well during training or practice but choke in competition? Pre-race jitters are common among athletes. Whether you are a newcomer to your sport or a seasoned veteran, this phenomenon can get the better of you.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, ramp up your boxing, release your inner Ali
BY STEPHANIE JOANNE PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYNN CAMPBELL
There's nothing like the motivation of a workout partner to push you beyond your toughest physical threshold. Even when you want to quit, somehow, that friend's encouragement helps you dig deep and elevate that little reserve you have left.
If it's the start of winter and you come across a cyclist who looks like he just emerged from a funeral, treat him gingerly. He is mourning the loss of summer rides in the fresh air, open highways and the beloved pain of steep training ascents. Instead, he is adjusting to saddle time over the dull hum of an indoor bike trainer arranged in a dingy basement illuminated by dull fluorescent lights and a flatscreen tuned to marathons of House Hunters International. Yet winter doesn't have to be the end of outdoor cycle training. With a few accommodations, the season can be great for pumping up your cardio on two wheels.