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A rainy, cold, wintery Thanksgiving is pretty much a poster day for 2020. Normally Iโ€™d be turkey ๐Ÿฆƒ trotting my way to afternoon football ๐Ÿˆ and pumpkin pie. It was hard to motivate gearing up the kids for a stormy 5K at the end of a year that still has no finish line in sight...

All the more reason to get out and show 2020 what you got - face the rain & run straight into the wind! 

Because itโ€™s good for the mind and body. Because itโ€™s tradition. Because itโ€™s important to keep traditions. Because getting it done when itโ€™s uncomfortable makes you stronger.  

Ans also because my coach scares me. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ

It wasnโ€™t pretty. But Iโ€™m grateful our little crew can still run and we did it. 

Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ!!! Go get it!

#runintherain #noexcuses #turkeytrot #earntheturkey #grateful #justtriit #familyovereverything #justkeeprunning

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Kelly McLay strong effort. You deserve some pumpkin pie ๐Ÿฅง 
Damien Dau . 3 days ago
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Well done & happy thanksgiving!
Clare Ratnavira . 3 days ago
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Damn...thats a great coach you've got 
Scott Coey . 2 days ago
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haha love the outfits
Ash Thomo Nutrition . 2 hours ago

......Yes you are! 

Have an awesome weekend out in the โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ everyone!

#hypehealthcurrumbin #bodybike 

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How many carbs do active women need per day?


Check out my guide below. Key- 1 pound = 2.2kg

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Sarah Archer - some info on carb intake as you start ramping up. Thanks Ash Thomo Nutrition ๐Ÿ™Œ
Troy Archer . 1 hour ago
No worries Troy Archer glad you found it helpful
Ash Thomo Nutrition . 58 mins ago

OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @ateam_training Let your addiction for growth be stronger than your addiction for comfort! Dream it believe it achieve it ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Andri Ragettli takes your level of balance and doubles it, and I have zero problems with that! 

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So sick ๐Ÿ‘
Damien Dau . 6 days ago
How good hey!
Troy Archer . 6 days ago
Amazing balance and control! 
Sarah Crawford . 4 days ago

Good morning and Happy Monday, Active Place community! This first post has been a long time coming since I signed up a couple of weeks ago, but I'm looking forward to connecting with a few like-minded individuals on here and hopefully learning a little bit from those of you from other sporting disciplines. 

I'm Tom, an ex semi-pro rugby player and former marketing professional, turned full-time Personal Trainer and TRX Coach. Interests are rugby (obviously), strength & conditioning/weight training, TRX (also somewhat obvious), nutrition and general wellness. 

Would love to hear your thoughts and/or experiences of TRX as a training tool, as well as how you've used it or seen it used in the past.
Here's to opening conversations... ๐Ÿ˜Š

Would love to hear your thoughts and/or experiences of TRX as a training tool, as well as how you've used it or seen it used in the past.

Here's to opening conversations... ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Welcome Tom Cuff-Burnett super excited to have yourself and TRX on ActivePlace. My experience with TRX as a training tool is excellent. Has helped with strength and core. Look forward to seeing more of your active life here.
Damien Dau . 5 days ago
Tom - welcome mate and good to see you here - looking forward to honing the TRZ strength  with you...
Scott Coey . 4 days ago
Hey Tom Cuff-Burnett - nice to see you here! Would love to know more from you about the TRX, Sarah Archer and I have been thinking about incorporating it into our home routine and would love to follow along if you have some more guidance to offer! ๐Ÿ‘
Troy Archer . 1 hour ago

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FIT FEATURE: PILAR ARTHUR-SNEAD

Pilar Arthur-Snead is a coach, marathoner, podcaster and all-round inspiration for runners and non-runners alike. Her passion for making health and fitness accessible to all is undeniable. Pilar believes that fitness is for every BODY, no matter your size, shape, gender, current ability or physical limitation.We were lucky enough to have Pilar joi

I did it...I survived week one.  Itโ€™s not saying much considering I covered 95 miles in the week when Iโ€™m looking at 140 in a day but...week one is in the green with a lot of firsts: first legit training, first swim workout, first double session, first hill repeat set, first 95 mile week! And a return to not getting locked into my bike...๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Happy Monday - try some firsts! Do you have any? 

#mondaymotivation #giveitatri #tritraining 

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OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @lmtlsstraining Keep going there's always work to be done! Work or be outworked ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Youโ€™re at the gym for a 90 minute ride but you circle the parking lot 3X for the front parking spot.  In a FIT car nonetheless. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธAdditional marketing? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Be honest.  ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

I always find this perplexing about my personality.  Maybe itโ€™s just me? I ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days and yet I consistently loop parking lots for the best (i.e. closest) spot.  

2021 goals: take the stairs, park the farthest, walk to school (weather pending).

#winning. #mondaymotivation #itsmonday 

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Kelly McLay why do we have to get the best parks ๐Ÿ˜‚
Damien Dau . 5 days ago

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Openwater to Pool

Why is my Open Water speed not transferring to the Pool? After extended lockdowns meaning longer OW swimming seasons and pool reopening we hope next week, some things to consider.You might have seen our ‘Why is my Pool speed not transferring to Open Water’ article and felt you suffered from the opposite phenomenon. This is the usual si

Our new run bottle is available, mini training plan across 5+1 sessions on the bottle, full support from the sessioninabottle.com website. We have a new run section. Order the 4pack for the pool this weekend and I will include a free run bottle.

www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/4-pack-sft-ita-drink-bottle/

Sessions created by our training camp head coach Steve Trew (Sydney Olympics GB Tri Coach.)

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Our new run bottle is available, mini training plan across 5+1 sessions on the bottle, full support from the sessioninabottle.com website. We have a new run section. Order the 4pack for the pool and I will include a free run bottle.

www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/4-pack-sft-ita-drink-bottle/

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You may or may not know but we only hold a SALE once a year and thatโ€™s for BLUE FRIDAY! โฃ

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In 9 days time, on Friday 27th November, from 1pm UK time until midnight on Sunday 29th November, there will be 25% off all Ultra X races. โฃ

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Hit the link at the bottom to pre-register and receive your 25% off Blue Friday code 24hrs before they are offered to the general public. โฃ

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There are only 50 places available so you will want to get your name on that list!โฃ

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Adventure awaits us in 2021!

ultra-x.co/blue-friday-register-for-early-access/

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From Marathons to IronMan โ€“ Watch Me Tri Week 1

The magnitude of IronMan should have been obvious from the onset - especially the ticket shock on my face as I clicked the finalize registration button for IronMan Texas and almost 4 figures zipped away from my bank account in a click. But, no...obvious did not slap me in the face. As a marathoner, pair of sneakers, pavement, get going. So I thoug

Kelly McLay so it begins. Have fun out there.
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago

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HOW TO RUN AN ULTRA MARATHON WITH DIABETES

I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 18 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 7 so I can’t really remember life without it. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. In a normal person, the body is able to maintain blood glucose within a safe margin (t

This Thursday at 12.30pm UK time, we are going LIVE on Instagram with @sophiegraceholmes โฃ

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Weโ€™ll be chatting to Sophie about her amazing journey from being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a child, to becoming a fitness coach, public speaker and all round motivator. โฃ

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Sophie has appeared in a number of magazines such as Hello!, Vogue, Womenโ€™s health, Womenโ€™s Fitness and many more. โฃ

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Got my training wheels! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ My tri-teammate is already crushing me on the trainer. Itโ€™s Monday- get after it!

Wheels up; ready to fly

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She must have read your Training Peaks
Scott Coey . 2 weeks ago

Monday Morning 15 miles of trails  in the bag

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Winter ๐Ÿฅถ is coming ...very innov8tive 
Kelly McLay . 2 weeks ago
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You should always measure in kms.......sounds way better !!
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago
Thanks for camera time, loved it, got me keen to go out and clock some distances of my own. Mud sounds fun, when I get to England you can take me with you Scott Coey ๐Ÿ™Œ
Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago

Discovering ActivePlace for the first time? Welcome, you're here early! 

ActivePlace is just getting started, actually, we're in Beta still! 

Create a profile, set your business up, click around, say something, ActivePlace is all about health, fitness and active culture, and it's all yours to play with.

Have a question? We're on [email protected] all day and night. โšก๏ธ

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Back on the bike ๐Ÿ˜…

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What bike do you use again Damien?
Trent Allan . 2 weeks ago
And.... What place did you finish?
Trent Allan . 2 weeks ago
Trent Allan its a specialized. You can create custom paint jobs ๐Ÿ˜‰ No race, just training with another 5,000 Zwifters!! 
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago
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WHICH ULTRA RUNNERS ARE PLANT-BASED OR VEGAN?

Veganism in the general population has never been more widespread and some of the biggest names in sport seem to be leading the charge. High profile athletes such as Venus Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Alex Honnold are just a few of the famous faces who have been experimenting with a plant-based diet, and openly discussing the heal

With the recent global announcements regarding progress on the vaccine front, 2021 is starting to look a whole lot brighter, FOR REAL!โฃ

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Come June 2021 and the Ultra X World Championships in Slovenia we should all be well in the clear ๐Ÿ™‚ โฃ

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If you are not already joining us we have released a new VIRTUAL QUALIFIER, which you can do anywhere in the world. The top 10% will be receiving a registration link to the World Champs! โฃ

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Hit the link below to read more about the Ultra X World Championships Virtual Qualifier, which launches December 11th! ultra-x.co/world-championships-virtual-qualifier/

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CBD OIL FOR ULTRA RUNNERS: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

In recent years, CDB oil has been popping up more and more regularly across popular media. It seems to be a key ingredient of an ever-increasing number of sports recovery products and has now hit the ultra running scene. Purported benefits include better sleep, faster recovery, pain alleviation, stress reduction, and more – making it the per

This Sunday at 2000hrs UK time, the entry fee for Ultra X Mexico 2021 increases ยฃ200 to the second pricing tier.โฃ

To take advantage of the current early bird entry fee, please enter before then.โฃ

Remember, not only is Ultra X Mexico our toughest race, itโ€™s probably our most unique too. Youโ€™ll get the chance to run with the Tarahumara from the book Born to Run! โฃ


Hit the below link to watch last yearโ€™s race documentary - it is awesome, if we may say so ourselves ๐Ÿ˜Š youtu.be/kAJoyXTdTzc 

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Hump Day tomorrow.....more like a speed bump you take at speed.....

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Love this man ๐Ÿ™Œ
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
The 2nd pic reminds me of you cause that's usually my view. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘
Marsha . 3 weeks ago
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Happy Monday ActivePlace! 

Its a chest day!!!!!

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As usual on the weekend just throwing in a little incentive (would be nice to make just one big trip to the PO on Monday) free coffee cup with each 4pack. #intelligenttraining #sessioninabottle be ready for when #swimmingpools reopen


www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/sft-intelligent-training-aid-drink-bottle/

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THE RISE OF VEGANISM WITHIN ULTRA RUNNING

In the last ten years, participation in ultramarathon events has grown by 345% worldwide (according to RunRepeat). In the same period of time, veganism has grown at a similar rate, rising 300% in the UK alone (there are now an estimated 600,000 vegans in the UK, according to The Vegan Society). Coincidence?!?
Well, yes, probably. That said, while

NEW VIRTUAL (AND REAL) RACE ALERT!โฃ

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With so many Ultra X World Championship qualifying races having been cancelled over the past 9 months we have decided to launch one which canโ€™t get cancelled.โฃ

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The challenge opens on Friday 11th December and you will have 50 days to complete 50km with 1,200 metres of elevation. You can do it wherever you are in the world OR you can take on a 50km segment we have created for you along the stunning Serpent Trail in the South Downs National Park.โฃ

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Whatโ€™s more, if you wish to take on the Serpent Trail segment โ€˜liveโ€™, we will be providing support for runners on Saturday 30th January, which just so happens to be the 50th and final day of the challenge.โฃ

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The top 10% of each category will receive an invitation to the Ultra X World Championships in Slovenia. Four lucky finishers (two male and two female) will also be chosen at random for a place!โฃ

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To register, FOR FREE, and to read the details hit this link - โฃhttps://ultra-x.co/world-championships-virtual-qualifier/
 

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Welcome to the #50in50

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Looking for the perfect pre-run fuel, post-run treat, anytime snack? Look no further! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡โฃ

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๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฒ & ๐๐ฎ๐ญ-๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐๐š๐ง๐š๐ง๐š ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐โฃ

1/3 c Coconut Oil (softened)โฃ

3-4 Bananas (mashed)โฃ

2 Eggsโฃ

1/2 tsp (each) Salt, All Spiceโฃ

1 tsp (each) Cinnamon, Vanilla, Baking Sodaโฃ

1/4 c Maple Syrupโฃ

1/2 c Brown Sugarโฃ

1 1/2 c Flourโฃ

1 bag / ~12 pieces Dark Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups (roughly chopped)โฃ

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Combine all ingredients and fold in chopped sunflower butter cups (or add in of your choice). Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350ยฐF.โฃ

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*๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ'๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต!โฃ

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Yum! Going to try this recipe this weekend!
Cecilia Blakeley . 2 weeks ago
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WHAT IS AN ULTRA MARATHON?

Being an ultra marathon race organiser means that a good chunk of any single day is spent explaining what exactly these unique and mysterious events are.
Whilst most people now know the term marathon as being a form of long-distance run, the preceding “ultra” can add confusion.
This is not helped either by the multiple forms of differe

This Sunday at 2000hrs UK time, registrations to Ultra X Jordan 2021 increase. To save yourself ยฃ100 please register BEFORE this time! โฃ

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The great desert of Wadi Rum awaits us!

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Captured some of my workouts.... (when I remember to press โ€˜goโ€™ ๐Ÿ™ƒ )


Lots of strength training the last few months & feeling strong. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ #hypehealthcurrumbin 

Lots of strength training the last few months & feeling strong. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ #hypehealthcurrumbin 

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You are smashing it Sarah Archer , absolutely smashing it!
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

So as before, we will be running stretchcord swim sessions again during lockdown (here in the UK while pools close for November).


I will post them to youtube if you cannot make the live sessions. Check them out here - 


www.youtube.com/user/swimfortri/videos


Look out for the zoom invite soon or email [email protected]

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Ultra X turns 2

Today is Ultra X’s 2nd birthday.
It feels just like yesterday that Sam and I sat down for day one in the office. We had nothing but a pipedream and a whole load of enthusiasm. In reality, the work had started a full year before after a drunken night in a London bar. It wasn’t long before evenings and weekends were consumed with creatin

Yeah!!! Gym has been started...... I am so so happy .. ..


Now you will see more pictures and videos. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช


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Awesome bro ๐Ÿ‘
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago
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3 years ago today I was summiting Kili...sigh...I miss the world ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

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