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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Sports Award for Poppy Sports: 40 Under 40 2011

Post by Melanie Mitchell The Sports Goods Business (SGB)  hosts an annual award to honor 40 people under the age of 40 in the industry who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and energy as being future leaders in the industry. This year, and by the skin of my 40 year old teeth, they included me,…

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Arm Cooler Compression Sleeves by RecoFit

Keeping your cool:  Arm cooler compression sleeves by RecoFit Post by Laura Romero I took the opportunity to try the arm coolers from RecoFit, a company based in Boulder, Colorado, that focuses on selling products that improve performance and aid in recovery. In addition to the arm cooler sleeves, they also sell compression sleeves for…

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Independence, freedom, empowerment: what sport has given me

By Dian Trompler, Poppy Sports blogger As I cycled the roads on the outskirts of Tulsa over this past week, musings of my mind merged into thoughts about how independence develops for women and girls in sports. One dictionary defines independence as “freedom from control.” So many controls govern our lives, not the least of…

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Meet Dian: new blogger and cycling ambassador for Poppy Sports

Greetings from Tulsa! I’m Dian, the cycling enthusiast of the Poppy Sports Blog Team. I’m very excited to join a women’s sports team as positively passionate about fitness, women’s athletic apparel, and especially about women supporting women in sports as I am! Multiple triathlons and duathlons, one marathon, a couple of half marathons, several century…

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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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Our women’s bike jerseys on a weekend getaway

The Rocky Mountain Bike Festival was last weekend and Poppy Sports was there in force to meet and greet all the riders of the Denver Century Ride that was alongside the festival.  We thought out women’s bike jerseys and cycling apparel needed a little vacation so we took them with us to meet potential new…

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