Twelve Golden Tips for Maximizing Your Half-Marathon Training from Olympic Coach “Super Mario”

Cover of Half-Marathon Training Book by Coach Mario Fraioli

Twelve Golden Tips for Maximizing Your Half-Marathon Training  – By “Super Mario” Fraioli, Olympic Coach, Senior Editor of Competitor Magazine and author of “The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide To Marathon And Half-Marathon Training“ TRAINING TIPS 1. SFD: Is it better … Continue reading

SFD “Faves”: Five FUN 5K Runs You Need to Race to Sign Up For!

Foam Fest 5k race - now that is a 5K fun run

Looking for a fun 5K run for you and your “peeps”? Then you should check out these FIVE 5k races for a fitness challenge, a good workout and lots of fun with your  friends, while keeping fit! Foam, fire, food … Continue reading

SFD Running Shoe Review: NEW Saucony Virrata – Mad Props to the “Zero Drop”!

photo of Saucony Virrata running shoes laced up

Spring has almost sprung here on the Seacoast. Temps in the mid-40′s feel like ideal early spring running weather to this New Englander. Winter runs can fun, but I see sidewalk, the snowbanks have retreated and spring is in the air. … Continue reading

SFD Race Review: Breaking The Obstacle Course Race ‘Ice’ – The “Blizzard Blast” Was That and More!

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Well, I finally decided to join the masses and give it a go in my first obstacle course race. And since I love a crazy fitness challenge, winter sports, and am always looking for different workout during the chilly months, … Continue reading

SFD “Spotlight”: Fitness Nutrition Tips to Boost Energy & Endurance – Doctor’s Orders

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Like many fitness enthusiasts, athletes and weekend warriors, I struggle to balance proper nutrition, good eating habits and maintaining my energy levels for my weekly workouts in the gym, at yoga class and on training runs (and swims) during the … Continue reading

SFD Fitness Training Review: Surf’s Up – Get On Board With SurfSET Fitness For A Super Stoked Workout!

photo of surf set fitness training class

As a follow-up from my post earlier this fall on SurfSET Fitness, Catchin’ The Surfing Fitness Wave: Paddle Your Way To “The Perfect Workout”, I headed on down to Boston to get my surf on in a FREE demo class. Turns out that Boston … Continue reading

It’s The Season Of Giving, With Fitness: Sign Up For Some Seacoast Cycling & Sun Salutations

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It’s that time of year again when the season of giving inspires so many of us to volunteer to help others, make a donation to a favorite charity or buy some toys/gifts for kids and families in need. If you … Continue reading

Fitness Take Me Away!: My Fantastic 4 Adventure Fitness Vacation Spots

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Need to get away? But don’t want to come back home and need a health vacation after your vacation? Yeah me too. We’ve all been there. Well, a few years back I started going on an annual fitness vacation (retreat) … Continue reading

No More Bowl Full of Jelly: Santa Gets His Fitness On! – Jolly Old Elf Trades in Sleigh for Skis, Snowboard, Yoga Mat and a Speedo.

Santa skiing at Sunday River

FITNESS TRACKING SANTA: In case you missed it while you were out and about Christmas shopping last weekend, in a new annual holiday tradition here on the Seacoast (Santa Ski New England), Santa and his reindeer water-skied across the Piscataqua River … Continue reading

Follow Up: 2012 NYC Marathon Canceled, BUT Marathoners Are Still Running To Help Storm Victims!

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Well, better late than never I guess. On Friday night, after most of the approximately 50,000 New York City Marathon runners and their families and friends had already arrived in town, under mounting pressure and outcries, NYC Mayor Bloomberg called … Continue reading

Starting On Staten Island? New York City Marathon Runners Are Running The Wrong Way!

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Here on the NH Seacoast, I am lucky. Yesterday I went for a great late afternoon run by the ocean finishing right at sunset at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park. The warm fall weather and waterfront scenery were idyllic. Just the workout … Continue reading

The Missing Ingredient In Your Workouts? Add A Heaping Helping of High Intensity Training (Dr.’s Orders)

“As you get older  — train hard but train smarter.” – Dr. Ken Leistner. Wise workout words from a wise man. Yes, I know that All Hallows Eve is almost upon us, and he may resemble Freddy Krueger a bit, but … Continue reading