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. 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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Tough Girl Dress by Skirt Sports: a dress for all ages

Running Dresses:  To Dress or Not to Dress We’ve had such fun working through the performance fashion from Skirt Sports, a company that has proved itself to be progressive in challenging the norms of sports fashion and performance clothing. It all started with their running skirts and they didn’t stop there. They have broadened their…

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Inclined for a Challenge

  Running (sort of ) The Incline – Manitou Springs, Colorado   Distance:  About 5 miles Elevation Gain: 2000 ft Date: Thanksgiving Day 2010 Outfit of Choice:  Saucony Vizi Pro Omni Running Tights, Skirt Sports Runners Dream Running Top, Vizi Pro Drylete Running Top, Vizi Pro Ethereal Run Jacket, head torch, hat, trail running shoes…

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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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We’re Launching Poppy Sports Workouts!

Sometimes everyone needs a little extra motivation for training and workouts.  Yes, you might have a plan, but even sometimes those can leave a person searching for more inspiration, or looking for ideas to vary the routine. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce Poppy Sports Workouts.  For our loyal subscriber list we’ll…

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Lessons learned from a first triathlon

Poppy Sports fan and dear friend, Sarah Hardman, shares the experience of her first triathlon late this summer in Kent, UK. Lessons learned from my first triathlon – 7 Oaks Sprint Triathlon by Sarah Hardman, Runner, Cyclist, Swimmer and now Triathlete, oh and Marketing Guru at The British Library Swim over… show me the bike…

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Introducing Teresa Rider, Ironman age group world champion and Poppy Sports Tri Camp Trainer

By Poppy Sports Roving Reporter – Bonnie Glover I recently had the chance to talk with a very experienced triathlete, Teresa Rider, an British Expat now residing in Boulder, Col. She has competed in countless events over the course of 28 years and has been on the podium 11 times for her age group and…

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