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Journey into Triathlon

My journey into Triathlon has been one of both immense happiness and sadness. I more or less happened on the sport as a way to mix up my running and cross train more. I purchased my first road bike in April of 2015. After purchasing my bike, I started riding with some girls from the local YMCA. These girls were the real deal! They were serious riders, and most were training for various races: Ironman Arizona 140.6, Beach to Battleship 70.3, and Ironman Muncie 70.3. I was blown away at their strength, courage, and ability to simply endure and keep going. I wanted to be like that and find that type of strength within myself. Each time I conquered a distance as a “first,” these women cheered for me and genuinely felt happy for me. I was hooked on the bike and running. Naturally, according to my tribe of women, I needed to add swimming into the mix. I started dabbling in swimming off and on of that year. I wasn’t ever really serious about it nor did I commit to the pool.

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Carri’s Story

October is finally here – and it’s breast cancer awareness month.  Moxie Cycling is proud to do our small part in seeking a cure and this week, we released a limited-edition mini collection where $5 of every unit sold will be donated to Huntsman Cancer Foundation for women’s cancer research.

We followed up with Carri, who was treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  She is a cancer survivor.  We hope to share her story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Carri’s story…

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Cindy’s Story

Moxie Cycling recently announced a collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Next week, we will be releasing a limited-edition mini collection where $5 of every unit sold will be donated back to HCF to help them in their amazing efforts.

At Little Red Riding Hood 2014, we asked fans to stop by our booth, design a jersey and share their story with us. We were truly touched by the amazing stories of strength and love pouring out onto the design boards.

We followed up with Cindy, who was treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is a cancer survivor. We hope to share her story and bring greater awareness of the effects of cancer and the unbelievable strength of the human spirit.

This is Cindy’s story…

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Celebrating The Moxie In Our DNA

We all have a little Moxie in our DNA.  When life is threatened by cancer, there is no better embodiment of Moxie than of those touched by it pushing forward with sass and perseverance to live a life worth fighting for.  We are delighted to tell a story of hope and to work with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to do our small part in seeking a cure.  In October of 2014, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moxie will be launching a mini collection inspired by cancer patients, survivors and friends and family members supporting life that will include a Bolero, Colorblock-T and T-back jersey. Five dollars of every unit sold from the collection will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation where 100% of funds will go directly to cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.  We’d love to have your involvement in producing a design that inspires life. Continue reading

How To Use Foam Rollers For Muscle Recovery

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After a long day of cycling or running, you are likely to experience tired or tight muscles and tendons. One of the best DIY ways to release tension in these areas is to practice foam roller exercises to massage deep down and really work out the lactic acid and knots that may be interfering with your muscle recovery. Continue reading

Recover Like A Champ

by Susan Lacke from Fit Bottomed Girls

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Everyone loves a post-ride meal – it’s a time to indulge in your cravings, whether it’s a giant plate of pancakes or a platter of enchiladas from the Mexican joint down the street. When that meal is followed by a nap, it’s even better!

But could this recovery routine today be hurting your training next week? It’s possible. Though a post-workout routine can (and should!) be a celebration of what you’ve completed, it also sets the tone for what’s ahead. Recover like a champ with these tips:

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What and When to Eat for the Perfect Recovery

by Caitlin Boyle from Healthy Tipping Point

Marni Sumbai is a five-time Ironman triathlete, a vegetarian and a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in exercise physiology. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about fueling endurance workouts.

Many athletes focus on the physical aspect of their workout, but Marni believes that the eating part is just as important. While it’s hard to make blanket statements about what everyone should eat after a hard ride, there are some basic concepts that apply to all athletes.  Continue reading

Strength: It’s What’s for Lunch

by Susan Lacke from Fit Bottomed Girls

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The lunchtime workout can be a puzzle for most people. In 60 minutes, we’re supposed to change clothes, break a sweat, shower, change clothes again and get back to the office. Oh, and there’s that little thing called eating, too!

If you’ve arrived late to one too many 1 PM meetings with helmet hair and a hungry belly, it may be time to change up your lunchtime routine. Strength training with body weight exercises are a perfect solution – it’s low-maintenance, requires no equipment, can be done anywhere (even in your office!) and will make you stronger for when you do get on the bike. The best part? You’ll still have time to grab a bite to eat!  Continue reading

3 Keys to Pre-Workout Eats

by Susan Lacke from Fit Bottomed Girls

What you eat before heading out the door to ride can make or break your workout. Starting a workout on an empty stomach can mean an express trip to Bonkville; eating too much can cause a mid-ride visit to –ahem – fertilize your neighbor’s rose garden.

So what’s a girl to do? Believe it or not, planning a pre-workout meal and snack isn’t as hard as many people would think. There are three key elements to consider when preparing sustenance before a sweat session:

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If you have a time to eat a proper meal or snack before your workout, eat at least two hours beforehand, to allow your body to break down the food. In this meal, shoot for 400-600 calories.

Even if you’re pressed for time – say, you wake up minutes before an early-morning run – try to eat 100 to 200 calories (a gel packet, for example, or a few dates) with a healthy gulp of water 15-30 minutes before heading out the door, to top off your reserves.

 

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Knowing When to Push and When to Restrain

by Arleigh Jenkins from Bike Shop Girl

Moxie Cycling is partnering with chic women cyclists to bring you tips, stories and healthy recipes via our blog. Arleigh Jenkins, founder of the website Bike Shop Girl, has more than twelve years of bike industry experience, is currently a pro level bike mechanic living in Denver, CO and has shared her best advice on how to approach training when you are looking ahead to a new race season.

 July is a month of excitement in the bicycle world: The Tour de France is streaming multiple times a day, summer hours may be letting you get outside more and maybe you have kids that are out for the summer and can go on bike adventures. When you are training year-round, this is also a time of year that you may be taking a rest period to gear up for the race-heavy months of August and September.

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 For me, July is one of planning for the future; July 1st is historically the start of cyclocross training for races that start in late September. I’m starting to switch over to my slow-and-steady training efforts, which means putting the brakes on most of the high-intensity efforts that I have been doing for mountain bike racing.

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