I have an electric bike and I love it! But you need to do some careful research to make sure the one you choose will fit your needs properly. I did about 6 months of research before I bought mine. It’s a small, foldable, fat tire electric bike — the Lectric XP E-Bike. I compared it to the Rad Power E-Bike and I’m very happy with my choice. I’ve got some tips to help you choose your first electric bike. Here’s what you need to know about e-Bike tires, fat tire ebikes, electric assist, pedal assist, electric bike range, maximum speeds, eBike classes & laws regarding where you can ride an electric bike.
A Weehoo bike trailer gives your child an open-air experience while cycling. Here’s my review of the Weehoo Turbo bike trailer, the features we like best, how to install it on your bike, and how to find the best deal on a used Weehoo trailer.
I wanted to go cycling with my toddler. Working within a tight budget, here’s how I chose the best child bike seat for our needs and an affordable used bike for me. All of my best advice to start family cycling adventures together — including the bike accessories we use most and a comparison of the various ways you can bike with a toddler.
Your training schedule for a half marathon should start at least 12 weeks before the actual event. As a beginner, you’ll run 1-2 miles 3 days a week, 3-4 miles 1 day a week, cross train 1 day, and have 2 days of rest. The running miles should increase until your shorter runs reach 5-6 miles and your long runs reach 10 miles. A longtime runner shares how to train for the terrain, what to eat & drink, plus tips for success in your first half marathon.
If you’re searching for a new ‘gently used’ bike, this information should help you find a bike right away, so you too can get back into cycling. Here are the 5 best places to find a free or cheap bike online AND in your local area!
See how I made a cell phone bike mount for my Android phone. You can do the same with any other smartphone as well. Then, using an app and a GPS-enabled phone, you can track just about anything you want to know about your bike rides. This DIY bike phone mount cost next to nothing!
For the muddy-minded, adventure-seeking lady, there’s no shortage of dirty fun events in the U.S. and beyond. How fun would it be to give one of these women’s mud run events a try for an upcoming girls weekend getaway?!
You don’t have to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy the freedom of being on two wheels! You can ride solo, in a big group, or with your family. And ride in different areas — like in a city setting, on mountain trails, or on the road. What cycling trips are on your cycling bucket list?
Being a devoted triathlete — and all that comes with it — can seem quite overwhelming. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s how I would approach getting started for a newcomber to the sport of triathlon.
To get through the race, you need not only mental toughness but a wide variety of equipment, clothing, and other essential items that might not seem obvious from the outset. Here’s the triathlon gear you’ll need, plus some training/racing tips that I’ve learned in my years as a triathlete:
Thinking of running a half marathon? Don’t let these 4 challenges derail you like they do most new runners. I’ve got some tips to help you overcome these hurdles
A rundown of the most popular triathlon watches, plus tips for buying your first triathlon watch. Here’s what you should be looking for in a sports watch.
I used to get blisters on my feet after 24+ hour ultramarathons. Then I learned this secret to prevent blisters when running: wrapped feet! No more blisters.
I successfully endured (and finished) this horrible, transformational, very bad, epic race! See what it’s like running A Race For The Ages in Manchester TN.
Running can be expensive. Shoes, registration fees, headlamps, tents, fuel & hydration items, running gear & apparel – it all adds up! Here are 5 great buys
I ran 100 miles in the Holston River Endurance Challenge. This 100 mile race was difficult, eye-opening, life-changing. See what I learned + My 5 best tips.
For timed ultramarathons you’ll need a tent as a personal staging area during the race. Here’s how to pick a tent for your trail running gear & support crew.
You’ve heard of the runners high, but have you experienced it yourself? Is it a fact or just an urban myth? Here’s what I’ve learned about the runner’s high
The 24-hour run has become popular, so I’ve decided to share my best tips and recommendations based on my own experience running 24-hour ultramarathons.
As an ultrarunner, once you get past the marathon and 50-mile distance, you need to add walking in your race strategy. Here’s how to run-walk effectively.
I started running many years ago, and never stopped. Running is my religion. Why do you run? What are your reasons? Here’s why I run.
On the one hand, every ultraruuner’s path is different. On the other hand, I have also seen a common progression that goes something like this: A runner trains and runs a half-marathon. They get a taste of long-distance running and seek the holy grail of the marathon. After running multiple marathons, they want a new […]
Embrace your inner-gypsy. Get addicted to healthy living. Make ultrarunning about something bigger than you. 3 simple things I’ve learned from Catra Corbett.
Here are 5 ways to embrace the true spirit of ultrarunning. But to do this, you’ll have to unlearn a few things you’ve been told or picked up along the way.
It’s time to be epic! Let David Goggins help you as he’s helped me. 3 powerful David Goggins quotes to break free from the prison of ultrarunning training!
I’m an ultrarunner. If you want to run farther and last longer, you need a strong core. Try these core strengthening exercises for runners 2-3 days a week.
Social media for runners consists of many different things. Here are 5 fun ways you can use social media to support your efforts and goals as an ultrarunner
An extreme ultrarunner transcends ordinary physical & mental limits and achieves extraordinary feats of toughness and endurance. Is this you?
While reading a book on Zen, I thought of several ways that Zen relates to ultra-distance running. Here’s my take on Zen running.
What’s the difference between a runner and an ultra runner? Mental toughness. Here are 3 ways to build your mental toughness in sports — including running.
Taking time off does NOT mean doing nothing. Here’s a fact: Careless ultramarathon training is hazardous to your health. Here’s how to train in the off season.
Ultra running shoes tend to fall into 2 categories: minimalist or maximalist. Here are some things to think about before choosing the best shoes for you.
I like to walk. But these 5K training tips helped me improve my pace and physical endurance. They’ll help you too, if you’re preparing for your first 5K!
I don’t want to talk about the I-word. I’d prefer to ignore it and get on with my training. I have miles to log, races to run, and PR’s to break. I don’t have time for… well… you know… ‘that.’ Besides, that’s the stuff that happens to other runners, not me. Any problem I have […]
The low carb high fat diet (or ketogenic diet) is growing in popularity in the ultra-running community. Here’s what you need to know before you get started.
The fruitarian diet plan is usually a natural progression — from omnivore to vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, and finally fruitarian.
While training for a 50-mile ultramarathon, I signed up for my first 12-hour endurance race. Here are 5 of my ultra-running takeaways – helpful for newbies.
Beyond the marathon distance, 50k and 50-mile running events are where most people with ultramarathon aspirations begin. All ultramarathon training programs involve incrementally increasing the distance of your long runs. The training plan I recently followed for a 12-hour running event included doing several 20+ mile runs, consecutive weekends of running the marathon distance, and […]
Yes you can be an endurance athlete AND be vegan! Here are 7 simple ways for vegan athletes to get protein and other important nutrients in your diet.
Ultramarathon training is the next natural step after you’ve done a marathon or two. You can train and run an ultramarathon in 16 weeks. Here’s how!
Ready to ditch the running shoes for a better option? Here are the 3 best minimalist running shoes that give you the barefoot running experience while protecting your soles.
When you go running, do you take a full music playlist with you? Facts about running music and the degree to which it helps (or hurts) running performance.
Running shoes with toes or barefoot shoes make sense for runners. But minimalist running shoes are best when you’re making the transition to natural running.
If you’re wondering what it’s REALLY like to participate in a mud run obstacle course race, here’s the inside scoop. What you can expect and how to prepare for your first mud run event.
Preparing for your first mud run? These tips from experienced mud runners will be super helpful! Who knows what you can expect better than someone who’s actually participated in a mud run …or 2 or 3 or 4? Here are some little-known secrets that will help you prepare — and have more fun — at your very first mud run.
If you’re setting your sights on a breast cancer walk like the Komen 3-Day Walk – or one that’s similar – you might appreciate these tips that I’m eager to share with future participants. See what it was like for me… and what you can expect.
Even if you’re a brand new runner, yes you can do a half marathon within 6 months! You don’t have to remain a couch potato forever. Here’s everything you need to be ready for your first half marathon.
Thinking of participating in a fundraising walk or some other long walking event? Here are some helpful training tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.
Wondering what are the necessities that you absolutely must have for a multi-day walk like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure? Your training manual will include an excellent packing list of things you will need on your walk. Here, I’ll explain the importance of most of those things, along with some of my own helpful tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first 3-day walk for charity.
60 miles? I can do that! That’s the motto from the commercials for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure 60-mile fundraising walk. And it became my motto when I began training and fundraising for my first charity walking event. Here’s what I learned…