Marathon Running: The twenty miler

Finding out what twenty miles can do to a person with Laura Romeo Poppy Sports Blogger Laura Romeo takes on 20 miles and gains many more miles of confidence Arguably, the most important training run for a marathoner comes in the form of 20 miles. While the shorter runs are equally important to work on…

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Interview with Sally Bergesen from Oiselle running apparel

Interview by Laura Romeo, fan of the Lori running short As you know, I am a big fan of Oiselle running apparel. Before joining Poppy Sports as a blogger, I never knew they existed. It’s a shame, really, because I missed out on great products for a long time. I had the privilege to ask…

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Team Laura’s Top Seven Marathon Training Tips

by Laura Romeo, our marathon-bound blogger While I’m no official marathon training coach, I like to think I know a thing or two about training for races, especially the longer ones. I can safely say that I’m doing much better this time than the last time I trained for a marathon. So, if you’re preparing…

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Oiselle Running Apparel – Lightweight, Colorful, Comfortable

Oiselle Running Apparel for Women – Lightweight, Colorful, Comfortable Post by Laura Romeo, Poppy Sports runner and blogger Let’s talk about Oiselle.  Now here is a an athletic brand designed for running women, that takes into account the importance of lightweight products, bright colors, and comfort. Just the fabric alone of one of Oiselle’s products…

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Is Personal Training Worth the Pain?

Poppy Sports marathoner, Laura Romeo asks, “Is Personal Training Worth the Pain?” As I train for the Marine Corps Marathon this year, I look back at previous races and consider what I could have done differently. Maybe I needed more interval runs, more hills, or longer miles on the weekend. However, the main component I…

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Taming the beast II: Or how I improved my running form

The Challenge Back in January, I took the bull by the horns and sought some advice on my self-confessed, terrible running technique.  A pro-triathlete in Boulder, Kirk Nelson, took some time out to give me some needed advice on proper running technique and I documented it here in the Poppy Sports blog. We looked at…

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Welcome Laura – Poppy Sports’ newest blogger

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself, one of Poppy Sports’ newest bloggers. I’m Laura, a Denver native and an obsessive runner, intermediate cyclist, rusty swimmer, and hopefully a beginner triathlete in the coming year. I have completed one full marathon, five half-marathons, four 10k’s, countless 5K’s, and one short-course duathlon. I am preparing for a…

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Treadmill Running Workout of the Week

Quick and Easy Speed Work Sometimes, time is not always on my side and I need a quick workout to help keep me fast and motivated.  Especially during this snowy winter, I have been forced indoors for running and even a quick 20 minutes refreshes my mind that I managed to squeeze in a some…

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Running Technique. What Running Technique?

The Running Beast I have a beast, and the beast’s name is Running Technique. He is a brutal pig and I am out to tame him (I’ve decided he’s male.)   While I may have a smug confidence in swimming and power on the bike, running has always let me down. You name it, pace, technique,…

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