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The mythos of Sparta
Sports
September 18, 2014

The mythos of Sparta

By Maxx Steinmetz

Throughout the ages, there have been civilizations that now stand as the paragons of military might in the annals of history. Legends such as Alexander the Great, The Roman Empire, the Golden Horde of the Mongols, or even the Vikings…

Sports
September 18, 2014

18-year-old hangs with the best

By Cristina Kumka

BENSON — Kaleb LaRock doesn’t look any different than anyone else on the obstacle course — he wears the same clothes, does the same stunts and keeps up with the rest of the pack.

He’s just half everyone’s age (or…

Trainer uses the Spartan experience to shape up clients
Sports
September 18, 2014

Trainer uses the Spartan experience to shape up clients

By Cristina Kumka

KILLINGTON — Beth knows best.

For many in training this summer for this weekend’s 15-plus mile Spartan Beast obstacle race, Killington trainer Beth Roberts replaced mom in the old adage.

How does she know how to train women and men from…

Sports
September 18, 2014

Fueling for endurance, performance and (relative) comfort

The importance of carbohydrates before a race is not a myth, says William Kelly, owner of Pyramid Wellness in Rutland, but ideal nutritional practices are much more complex than simply “carb-loading.” Kelly recommends complete proteins from diverse sources including beans, nuts and meats, leading up…

Sports
September 18, 2014

Fuel your obstacle race with these five food categories

By Amy Lewis

You’ve decided to go for it, challenge yourself, and find out what all the buzz is about obstacle racing. You’ve been training hard for the big day, but fueling up has left your head spinning as you search for the perfect way…

  • Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices
  • Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices
  • Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices
  • Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices
  • Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices
  • Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices
Sports
September 18, 2014

Stretching: LOCAL physical therapist shares best practices

By Tom Poole, DPT

Why should I stretch? What is the point of stretching? What kind of stretch is best? When should I stretch? These are some of the most common questions I field when working with athletic clients. There are unlimited factors…

Sports
September 18, 2014

Prefer to spectate? Or want to volunteer?

Even if you’re pretty sure the mud and mountains aren’t for you, you don’t have to miss out! Watch the race Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21 from four “spectator locations:” the K-1 deck, the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars, the Snowshed area and the…

2014 Spartan Race events Schedule
Sports
September 18, 2014

2014 Spartan Race events Schedule

September 20: Vermont Beast World Championships Begins: 7:30 a.m. with waves of 275 athletes every 15 minutes across five heats (elite, confirmed, morning, late morning, afternoon heats). Distance: 12+ miles. The fastest time should be around 180 minutes. The World Championship in Killington will also…

Race for the Cure celebrates 22 years at Hildene
Sports
September 17, 2014

Race for the Cure celebrates 22 years at Hildene

Then Governor Howard Dean at the inaugural race’s finish line, July 1993.

Saturday, Sept. 20 — MANCHESTER — The 2014 Komen Vermont Race for the Cure®, on Sept. 20, will be the 22nd race held at Hildene Meadows, in Manchester. After this year’s race, Komen will be…