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27 July 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz Published on XTERRA July 26, 2013 Many components create a successful XTERRA race season.  Consistent workouts, nutrition, equipment, and race logistics are typically on the mind

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

19 July 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published on XTERRA July 19, 2013 Although summer is in full force with heat and sunshine highlighting many amazing adventures, fall will soon be on its way.  Now is the time to

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

06 July 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published on XTERRA July 5, 2013 It is halfway through the year full of awesome 2013 racing, XTERRA style.  Ideally training, racing, and resting rhythms are a pattern of consist

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

22 June 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published on XTERRA June 21, 2013 One of the things I love about summer is the accessibility of running and racing in the high mountains with the snow finally melted off the trail

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

25 May 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published on XTERRA May 24, 2013 Summer is finally on the horizon. Outside temperatures are on the rise while the heat is up in the XTERRA racing world.  With energy building, as

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

17 May 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published on XTERRA May 17, 2013 Mountain trails, river pathways, and hilly seaside bluffs are amazing places to wake up to. How incredible it is to roll out of bed and slip your

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

27 April 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published in XTERRA April 26, 2013 As endurance athletes, an amazing added benefit to our development of overall healthy, strong, and happy bodies is the ability to handle other l

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

22 April 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz Published in XTERRA April 19, 2013 Oak Mountain State Park, May 18-19, is incredibly important if you are an XTERRA athlete!  The beautiful 50,000-acre park in Pelham, Alabama, p

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Healing from the Ins...

Healing from the Ins...

07 April 2013

 Trail Runner Magazine recently wrote an article about my tragic experience with a deadly E-Coli infection in 2011 while racing TransRockies Run, which resulted in me having to DNF.  It has taken

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Healing from the Ins...

Healing from the Ins...

04 April 2013

Healing from the Inside Out A story of devastation and comeback at the TransRockies published in TrailRunner Magazine April 2, 2013   Photo courtesy of Neways Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City,

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The Second Amendment...

The Second Amendment...

29 March 2013

A few days ago Eric and I had an intruder enter our home. What could have ended badly if not deadly, fortunately had a happy outcome due to Eric’s quick thinking and the fact that he was able

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

23 March 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published by XTERRA on March 22, 2013 It’s finally spring again! This is my favorite time of year as it means longer days full of sun and warmth.  And of course with the sh

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Manduka Ambassador o...

Manduka Ambassador o...

22 March 2013

Ourtdoor Retail Show yoga demonstration svarga dvijasana (Bird of Paradise Pose)I love practicing and teaching yoga more than just about anything.  Over the last few years I have cultured a wonde

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

16 March 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz Published in XTERRA March 15, 2013 If trail running were a song, how would it sing?  The easy answer is simply to run to someone else’s tune, or turn the brain off and esca

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Tips for the Trail &...

Tips for the Trail &...

09 March 2013

By Rachel Cieslewicz published by XTERRA March 8, 2013 It is always a glorious experience participating in a perfectly executed event.  Luckily, we have XTERRA as the poster child of producing dream