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Team Medicare

During most of the week and on Saturdays, this group rides as  the Slabtown Rollers. This dedicated bunch of cyclists help put on the annual Central Coast Classic and is a blue ribbon winner in the annual Pinedorado Parade. They also recently were instrumental in getting a bike rack in front of Cambria’s Chamber of Commerce and repairing the flagpole. But on Fridays,  the group rides as Team Medicare. The Friday ride starts and ends at the Cambria Roasting Co. next to the Chamber. 
Submitted by Erv Rodgers

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Ultra Marathon Man and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alumni Returns to Race SLO

Ultra Marathon Man and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alumni Returns to Race SLO 

Dean Karnazes Joins San Luis Obispo Marathon Weekend Festivities

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by Heather Hellman

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The CrossFit Games

The search for the Fittest on the Planet

The purpose of any workout is to “increase your fitness”, yet only one workout program has actually defined “fitness”.  In CrossFit, fitness is “increased work capacity over broad times and modal domains”.  This sounds complicated but its actually very simple.  It basically means that you have the ability to do any task, for a variety of different times and at different weights.  Not that you are the best at the tasks, but that you are physically prepared to do anything, whether its life, career, or sport related. 

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The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center

Unlike most aspiring chefs set on making their mark in the restaurant industry, founder of The Wellness Kitchen Nancy Walker took a different culinary path. At Bauman College in Santa Cruz, Nancy laid the foundation for utilizing natural and holistic cooking methods as a means of treatment and healing. Since her graduation in August 2009, Nancy has developed a successful career by making sustainable healthy eat habits available to her patients. Today she specializes in cooking and developing meal plans for cancer, chemotherapy, diabetes, and other patients with other severe illnesses.

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Becoming the All-Terrain Human

Kilian Jornet Burgada is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. In just eight years, Jornet has won more than 80 races, claimed some 16 titles and set at least a dozen speed records, many of them in distances that would require the rest of us to purchase an airplane ticket. He has run across entire landmasses­ (Corsica) and mountain ranges (the Pyrenees), nearly without pause. He regularly runs all day eating only wild berries and drinking only from streams. On summer mornings he will set off from his apartment door at the foot of Mont Blanc and run nearly two and a half vertical miles up to Europe’s roof — over cracked glaciers, past Gore-Tex’d climbers, into the thin air at 15,781 feet — and back home again in less than seven hours, a trip that mountaineers can spend days to complete.

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No time to slow down

Lloyd Miller keeps active and fit well into his 80s

Getting older is all about taking it easy, relaxing and slowing down – right? For some, this may be true, but not for Lloyd Miller – an active 87-year-old whose regular exercise routine keeps him fit, active, healthy and happy.

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Marathon-ing in New Orleans

Five friends find an excuse to race at NOLA.

It all started with a bucket list,  five girlfriends, running shoes and a plane ticket to New Orleans. Five women, but all sharing the singular goal of supporting one amazing friend. Heidi Wicka had decided that she would run but a single marathon in her lifetime, thus it best be someplace memorable. So when she told us that she had selected New Orleans as THE marathon, how could we not go to support her? Right? New Orleans, AKA NOLA, with Bourbon Street, great food, incredible history, and music that people live a lifetime to hear.

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Central Coast SurviveOars paddle on

Dragon boat racing promotes fitness & friendship among cancer survivors

If you are driving past Morro Bay and happen to see the head of a prehistoric monster gliding through the water, do not call your local Scottish anthropologist; boats adorned with the head of a dragon are now a common site on the waters surrounding Morro Rock. The Estero Bay is home to our very own local team of Dragon Boat paddlers, better known as the Central Coast SurviveOars.

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Surfing in San Luis Obispo

Surfing in San Luis Obispo

 

Surfing in San Luis Obispo

Central Coast's beginner's guide to surfing

 

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