Tag Archives: Honey Stinger

Blue Ridge Outdoors Iron Cross XIII race report

The past decade has seen an explosion of new “challenge” events geared towards being inclusive to more athletes, while adding unique features. Mud runs and warrior runs have replaced the venerable trail run, while trail ultra-marathons continue to grow. In the cycling world, the Gran Fondo has emigrated from Europe...
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2015 XTerra Season is a wrap!

Time passes so fast at times its hard to keep up. It seems like the my 1/2 marathon and Myrtle Beach were years away and just yesterday. OK, enough with the cliches, but seriously, this season has been a tornado in many ways, with its ups and downs, so I suppose...
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Hive minded review: Honey Stinger Waffles

I recently kicked off my ongoing review of Honey Stinger products with their energy bar. This month I present their most well-known and probably popular Honey Stinger Waffle. European Origins, American Evolution It’s a fairly well-known story that Lance Armstrong played a significant role in the development of the Waffle. Its origins relate to his inglorious days...
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How to pace for an XTerra: Hint, its nothing like road tri’s

If there’s one thing you learn about XTerra your first year it is that while it includes swimming, biking, and running, it bears little resemblance to road triathlon. First, bike handling skills for MTBing are almost as critical as good swim technique. Sure you can power through things, but great...
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Redemption comes at XTerra RVA!

Flashback to 2013: I was coming into amazing form, probably the best since I quit racing half a decade earlier. Luck seemed to be on my side at that year’s Xterra East Champs in Richmond, when huge amounts of rain saw the swim cancelled and the even turned into a duathlon....
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Road trip 2015: USAT off-road natz/Xterra SouthEast

Well I’ve put this off long enough! I had planned to build an entire series off my road trip to Alabama, but things never worked out the way I anticipated. Here’s my story: For the past 3 years I’ve headed off to Pelham, AL for the Xterra southeast regional championships...
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