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KNOW NO LIMITS WITH HOKA ATHLETE ANNIE HUGHES

KNOW NO LIMITS WITH HOKA ATHLETE ANNIE HUGHES

January 10, 2022

For many young athletes, becoming a professional in your chosen sport is a dream come true. No one wake up Annie Hughes then, because as one of our newest athletes, Annie’s living her high school dream. Annie’s professional ultrarunning career is no walk in the park, though – winning the grueling Leadville 100 and Moab 240 (that’s miles, by the way) takes an incredible amount of dedication, training, and planning. We sat down with Annie to learn more about her background with mountain running, how she tackles these epic races, and what she’s looking forward to next.

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RUNNING ON INSULIN - ULTRA RUNNING WITH DIABETES

RUNNING ON INSULIN - ULTRA RUNNING WITH DIABETES

December 12, 2021

My journey with T1D has been hugely transformational in a very positive way so far. Hence I have decided to really test my capabilities as an athlete and T1 Diabetic while fundraising for the organisation who helps others like me. I have chosen to compete in the Tarawera 102km Ultramarathon as a way of testing my body to its absolute limit, physically, mentally and ‘diabetically’.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY WITH ATHLETE AND MUM CE’AIRA BROWN

THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY WITH ATHLETE AND MUM CE’AIRA BROWN

December 04, 2021

Like many, 2021 was an impactful year for our athlete Ce’Aira Brown. Instead of preparing her body for the rigors of 800m racing, Ce’Aira was prepping for an entirely new event: motherhood. Having just given birth to a baby boy, the new mother details her feelings on becoming a mom, the importance of family, and goals for 2022.

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POST-MARATHON RECOVERY TIPS

POST-MARATHON RECOVERY TIPS

December 01, 2021

Legend has it that after running back to Athens from the town of Marathon to announce the results of a key battle, the ancient Greek soldier and original marathoner, Pheidippides, collapsed – and never recovered.

Thanks to modern advances such as protein bars and sports drinks, to say nothing of modern medicine, you can expect your recovery to go a lot more smoothly than his.

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RUNNING IN THE RAIN

RUNNING IN THE RAIN

November 30, 2021

When Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote “Into each life some rain must fall” in his romantically overwrought 1842 poem, The Rainy Day, he probably wasn’t lacing up his running shoes for a brisk jog through a deserted neighborhood.

His loss.

Running in the rain is one of the simpler pleasures that runners relish.

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HIKING GEAR CHECKLIST FOR BEGINNERS

HIKING GEAR CHECKLIST FOR BEGINNERS

November 29, 2021

Packing for a hike can be intimidating, especially if you’re a beginner. You’ve got to make sure you’re dressed correctly and that you’re wearing the right shoes. On top of that, there’s a seemingly endless list of gear you might need to bring along, from personal location beacons to trekking poles.

If you’re looking for a place to start, we’ve got you covered with our hiking gear checklist.

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AN ANACAPA ADVENTURE

AN ANACAPA ADVENTURE

November 17, 2021

The main thing I look for in hiking/tramping/hunting boots is sole grip, followed by comfort. The Anacapa has both in spades. At no time during this trek did the boots feel slippery, in fact they were so light and comfortable that I barely thought about what was on my feet all day. Usually, I’m dying to get my alpine boots off.

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THE BEST EXERCISES USED BY THE AB'S THAT WILL HELP YOUR RUNNING

THE BEST EXERCISES USED BY THE AB'S THAT WILL HELP YOUR RUNNING

November 06, 2021

The exercises that I often use in preparing rugby players to perform and to decrease injury incidence are simple and focus on two key factors – Mobility and Strength.  There are numerous exercises and if time and energy was not a factor then I would probably prescribe way more variations.  However, I like keeping things simple and believe in the “Basics” being done well…… consistently!

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YOUR GUIDE TO RUNNING SAFETY, FROM THE STREET TO THE TRAILS

YOUR GUIDE TO RUNNING SAFETY, FROM THE STREET TO THE TRAILS

November 01, 2021

There is lots to think about when heading out for a run —- like, what gear you should grab or what food to bring. However, to be aware and to ensure you’re as safe as possible there are several other things most of us should think through before going out. Experts Alison Mariella Désir, who is a mother, activist, and community builder, and Gina Lucrezi, founder of Trail Sisters, have some great insight into how we can all stay safe when running streets and trails. Keep reading to find out how these women stay aware and how they’re making space for everyone to feel welcomed and like they belong.

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HOW TO TRAIN FOR A TRIATHLON LIKE A PRO

HOW TO TRAIN FOR A TRIATHLON LIKE A PRO

October 27, 2021

Whether you’re looking to complete your first or tenth triathlon, HOKA athlete Sika Henry and Certified Personal Trainer Valerie Tyler have got you covered. HOKA: What is your favorite HOKA shoe and why? Sika: The Rocket X is my favorite HOKA shoe. It’s lightweight, fast, and provides enough cushion that I can get a ton of miles out of them. They are great across every distance — from 5K to marathon — and super easy to get my feet in during transition from bike to run.

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HOW BREE WEE AND SKYE OMBAC LEAD WITH COURAGE

HOW BREE WEE AND SKYE OMBAC LEAD WITH COURAGE

October 08, 2021

The bond created over shared miles is something unique to distance training. Bree Wee and Skye Ombac are both teachers in Kona, Hawaii, but also lovers of running. Bree, a former professional athlete, is currently training Skye to take over the world of triathlons.​ “Skye is the next triathlon queen of KONA and just knowing her heart I’m never going to hand it to her. I’m going to make her work for it. I want her to just become her best.”​ Learn more about this awesome duo, their journey with running, and advice they have for the next generation.

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TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS FOR INJURY PREVENTION

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS FOR INJURY PREVENTION

October 06, 2021

The major challenge for most athletes is to remain injury free in the lead up to an event. We know that our success lies in the ability to train day in and day out, to get to the start line in as good a shape as possible. The problem though, is that many of us have dialled in on the training side of things and we don’t think as much about the recovery side of things.

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