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Gear Review: Atayne POV Tech Shirt

Gear Review: Atayne POV Tech Shirt

The idea for Atayne, a new sports-apparel company in Arlington, Va., was sparked when red dye from a brand name running shirt unexpectedly bled onto company co-founder Jeremy Litchfield’s skin. Since then, Litchfield and his business partner Michael Hall have developed short- and long-sleeve technical shirts made from recycled plastic bottles that are free of toxic chemicals. They use natural Cocona (activated carbon from coconut shells) as a microbial inhibitor.

Race Report: Ford Ironman Arizona 2008

Race Report: Ford Ironman Arizona 2008

Someone once told me that races are nothing more than an event where you can show off how hard you have trained, and I think that an Ironman triathlon represents this more than any other type of event. The more I am involved in endurance sports — my past is in soccer and more traditional sports — the more I appreciate the work ethic it takes to be good at these events. You can’t fake it, and you can’t walk up to the start line and gut it out. It may not be your day even if you are well trained, but it will never be your day if you are not.

12 hours + 26.2 miles = ?

12 hours + 26.2 miles = ?

I’m likely in over my head this weekend: At 1 p.m. this afternoon I’m heading to North Dakota to race in the state’s first-ever adventure race, the 12-hour Extreme North Dakota Adventure Race. (It’s an event being put together by my Great Plains yoga buddies, Jason Magnus and Sam Salwei of YogaSlackers.com fame.) Then, on Sunday morning, I’ll toe the line at the Twin Cities Marathon to run 26.2 miles through my home town of Minneapolis. Ouch.