Michelle Bandur is a 5-time Ironman finisher. She writes occasionally for livewellnebraska.com.
That negative talk we say about our efforts isn't good for race day. We need to remember positive talk can help improve our performance.
How have you been? Still mad at me? Well, like it or not, warm weather is back, and so am I. And just like the wheels on my bike, your head keeps spinning every time you see me on the road. Deal with it.
What is HIIT? It’s a type of training where you give 100 percent effort in a short period of time, followed by a short recovery period.
It’s like clock-work. Every January. New year, new people at the gym. They make their New Year’s resolutions. They vow to exercise. They buy a gym membership or get one for Christmas.
It’s become one of my running traditions. After an endurance race, I get ready to say goodbye to some close friends and kick out some uninvited guests who showed up for the run. I’m talking toenails and blisters.
“I love biking. I love the Wabash, and it’s a chance to get the family together and exercise and do something nice,” said Carolyn Mayer, who turns 77 on Wednesday.
I tend to think of long-distance running as an individual pursuit where someone gets time alone with their thoughts and enjoys the peaceful solitude. All of that changed when a few of my friends convinced me to run my first marathon.
James Lawrence, a 39-year-old triathlete from Canada, is known as the Iron Cowboy because of the cowboy hat he wears during races. He will be in Nebraska on Sunday for what he’s calling the 50-50-50 challenge
Don’t let all your hard work training go to waste by making mistakes on race day. There are plenty of things not to do and some things you definitely should.
She discovered it was okay to use food as fuel and found her body performs better when she eats properly. Her message is love your body and see what it’s truly capable of.
What you eat and drink could make or break your race.
I adopted my dog, Cali, from the Nebraska Humane Society in 2003. He was 4-months-old, and I couldn’t wait to take him on training runs with me.
Everyone has a dream. What’s yours? What are you doing to make it a reality? Right now, two of my dreams are coming together.
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