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Q&A with Hal Higdon

Each week, coach and author, Hal Higdon answers your questions about running. Here's the latest:

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A Tale of Two 70.3’s

Tracking and analyzing your progress is a major component of success whether it comes to sport or life. By looking at where we have been we can get a clear picture of what we did well and what we could have done better - giving us the chance to change our strategy the next time we are faced with the same or similar circumstances. By adjusting our game plan thus, we can avoid making the same mistakes twice.

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How to Get the Most Out of a "Training Race"

It’s getting to about mid summer now, but some athletes’ big races are still ahead. Many cyclists participate in non-priority races or “training races” throughout the summer in preparation for their "A priority races". Read on if you want to make the most of your training races.

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How To Nail IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 

Triathlon mecca of the United States (and home of TrainingPeaks) Boulder, Colo. holds the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder on Aug. 4th this year. With the picturesque Flatiron mountains as a backdrop, athletes will swim in the Boulder Reservoir, bike along a fast, rolling course and run along the dirt roads and paths surrounding the reservoir. With a new, single loop bike course, this race promises to be fast, but it’s not easy.

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How to Nail Ironman Lake Placid

Lake Placid presents its own set of challenges with a relatively crowded swim, a long run to T1, a very challenging bike course, and a run that would be a tough marathon even if you were fresh, never mind after 180km of cycling. For those planning to race IMLP in 2013, there are about 8 weeks to go. At this point, you should have...

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How To Attain Your Target Body Fat Percentage

We all choose to train, workout or exercise for many different reasons. Some of the most common reasons individuals choose to lead a healthy lifestyle are to change their body composition, get leaner, lose weight, look better and perform better.

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