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Ex couch potato turns UltraWoman

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong, whole body in order to sustain the endless hours of repetitive pounding, climbing, descending all without breaking down and losing form. Identifying then addressing weak areas before you go big makes perfect sense.

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Calmino mission trail is a hiker’s dream

It’s California’s take on the 500-mile trek in Spain

Due to the popularity of the recent movie “The Way,” more Americans have become aware of the Camino de Santiago, the 500-mile trek through northern Spain.  What many Californians don’t realize, however, is that we have a Camino of our own right here in the Golden State.

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Radiology Associates introduces Hitachi Oasis

The only true high-field open MRI on Central Coast

Radiology Associates opened the Central Coast’s first high-field-strength truly open MRI scanner at their Santa Maria office, Digital Medical Imaging, last summer.

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Registration Open for Big Sur Mud Run

Annual Monterey area adventure run sports military flavor

The Big Sur Mud Run opened registration on December 1 with an enlarged capacity of 4,000 participants.  Four hundred 5-person teams and 2,000 individuals can sign up at www.bigsurmudrun.org for the spring race scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013.                 

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Where to swim on the Central Coast

Swimming provides a fantastic, full-body workout that’s actually fun. There’s something inherently playful about the water, even when adults use it for serious exercise. Unfortunately, swimming season only lasts so long. As soon as summer ends, the demand for refreshing swims in the hot sun comes to an end, and a plethora of pools close down for the fall, winter, and even spring. But what can you do if you want a low impact workout in the water in the off months? Here’s the skinny on where you can dip during the rest of the year:
 
Cuesta Community College

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Annual food and wine event

Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast launches new charity run and expanded adventure tours

Leveraging our region’s active outdoor lifestyle, the organizers of Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast recently announced they will launch a new SAVOR Run and expanded adventure tours in San Luis Obispo County during the four-day event Sept. 26-29.

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Run Paso raises $10,000

Central Coast Active congratulates Run Paso for raising almost $10,000 for the Wellness Community of the Central Coast!
To prepare for the first annual SLO Marathon, the women's running group decided to run for a cause and raise money for The Wellness Community, a local cancer support center. Some of the women in this inspiring group are caner survivors themselves. Donations poured in from all over the country to support this incredibly worthy cause. 

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Locals bring marathon to SLO

A marathon was always on my list of things to do in my lifetime,” says Heather Hellman co-founder with Samantha Pruitt of  “Get Off the Couch Potato”, a sports production company in San Luis Obispo. At 45 she decided the time had come and entered into Team in Training that not only prepares a runner for the race but raises funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Paddling It Forward: SLO Coast Kayaks & Stand Up Paddling Gives Back

 
Vincent Shay and Emily Stern of SLO Coast Kayaks & Stand Up Paddling in Avila Beach believe in giving back to the Central Coast, the community where they have lived for over twenty-five years.  They have hit upon a novel way of accomplishing this while still being able to run a successful kayak and SUP rental and touring company.  
 

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Local produce company SLO Veg brings the bounty to the table

Food is an extremely intimate subject; it provides comfort just as much as it provides energy for living. What you eat matters to your health, and there can hardly be a more satisfying feeling than picking a fruit from a tree, or pulling a vegetable up from the chocolate-brown soil, dusting it off, and taking a bite – but just a small taste! – one, first tiny little nibble, and letting nature’s nectars delight my taste buds. It’s important not to overwhelm your tasters with an enthusiastic chomp. Take a small bite, chew slowly and gently, and feel the food.

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