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7 Proven Ways to Improve Your Freestyle Swimming Technique

I can remember the days when I first started hitting the pool as a form of exercise. Based on how few laps I managed to complete and how shattered my body felt afterwards, it was a rough go around in the beginning. My freestyle technique resembled a flailing porcupine rather than a human being. Eventually a guardian angel in the form of a friend with more pool experience finally gave me some words of swimming wisdom. These hacks for improving swimming technique have helped me shed time off laps, increased...

The Evolution Of The Relay Race

  The finish line is in sight. Your heartbeat is accelerating as you hop from the even graded sidewalk onto the street’s faded black pavement. Increasing stride, your only immediate goal is to get in front of the Super Mario character who is running at a slightly slower pace. Standing spectators are cheering as you make your move. The chafing from your compression shorts and neon green princess skirt hardly matter because your mind is completely focused. Faster and faster. Soon you and the Super Mario are neck and neck....

7 Newbie Questions For Buying a New Bike

It’s Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining, and you’re pacing on the sidewalk towards your nearest bicycle shop. Narrowing your determined gaze across the street, the destination that you punched into Google Maps is finally within sight. You’re walking with one, and only one, purpose: to buy a new bicycle. This is arguably the hardest task you will have to complete this weekend, maybe even this whole month. One wrong decision later and you might be stuck with a future 21-speed garage ornament rather than a trusty companion in the...

7 Truths You’ll Learn After Your First 5k Race

It all started with a quest to buy toothpaste. I was walking down the street to my local grocery store when a flyer on some wall caught my eye. The Honey Badger Half Marathon was coming up in a month and registration was now open. There also included a 5 kilometer and 10 kilometer option for participants who wanted a less difficult race. Call it destiny, or call it some random coincidence, but at that exact moment something was telling me that it would be a great idea to sign...