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My Race Report: UCSB Triathlon


The UCSB Triathlon has been one of those important races that every triathlete, athlete, and runner must encounter at one point in their racing careers.  Setting the goal to compete in it last November, I knew I had a lot … Continue reading

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Consider Barefooting the Triathlon


The concept of barefoot running has been around for a while.  Interest in it increased dramatically in September 2009 when Vibram launched their new FiveFingers footwear.  Marketed as the “barefooting alternative” to more traditional shoes, they have developed a cult … Continue reading

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Are We Really Born to Run?


Are we really born to run? I don’t know.  Wish I knew the answer, but after reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I think I will be a lot closer to the answer.  You see, McDougall’s book is about … Continue reading

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A New Milestone: 6-mile Run


On Tuesday night, I reached another milestone in my training by running a full six miles, non-stop!  I even did it wearing my FiveFingers! This week, instead of doing another strength workout with my trainer, I decided that it would … Continue reading

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Tale of Two 5K Competitions


2009 has been an exciting year.  It was my year of firsts: First year of competition. First triathlon. First duathlon. First did not finish (dnf). First year living fit with routine exercise and healthy diet. I also started off the … Continue reading

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How Many Fingers Are On My Feet?


Ah…  primal running has come to Aric In Training! Vibram FiveFingers and barefoot running have become the latest fad.  A fad it might be for the time being, but I firmly believe this primal footwear will be as popular as … Continue reading

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