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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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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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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HOW I IMPROVED MY RUNNING FORM

THE RUNNING FORM CHALLENGE I decided to take the bull by the horns and sought some advice on my self-confessed, terrible running technique.  Boulder-based pro triathlete Kirk Nelson, took some time out to give me some needed advice on proper running technique I documented it here in the Poppy Sports blog. We looked at each…

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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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Poppy Sports Triathlon Training Camp Coach is Honored at the Sportswomen of Colorado Annual Awards 2011

The 2011 Sportswomen of Colorado annual awards took place on March 13th in Denver.  This award pays tribute to Colorado’s outstanding female athletes and to persons who have contributed to girl’s and women’s athletics and Poppy Sports was thrilled to be a part of the evening. Amongst those honored this year were the trio of…

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Five Top Tips for Planning Training for a Triathlon

Racing Strategy Planning the race season when it is still winter outside can be a great part of the tri season!  Do you start with lofty goals beyond your ability, and then fine-tune them down to reality?  We do, but always with a new goal in mind for the year.  Planning ahead is the starting…

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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. 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, consistency, training – it’s all out there for grabs.  So, one part of my athletic resolutions…

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Poppy Sports Training: Treadmill or Dreadmill?

Are you challenged by running the treadmill? We think it’s safe to say that running on a treadmill comes with its own challenges.  These mainly involve coming up with inventive ways of keeping it interesting while pounding away on a revolving track.  Don’t worry, help is on the way! In our second installment of indoor…

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