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Before you head out for your weekend, check out some of this week's best posts from the Cool Running and Active communities:


•     Newlywed ready to shed!

“I just wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone. I am SO glad I found you. I actually saw C25K in someones success story and I wanted to check it out. I have been trying to find something that would ease me into running and I am SO excited to start tomorrow. Is it cool to start on a Thursday?”


•     Couple of stupid training questions

” I always wonder this after I finish running. How long do you have after a long run to take an ice bath for it to do any good? Like can I sit around for an hour and THEN take an ice bath? Or do I have to jump in the second I stop running?”


•     Elliptical Machines and Mileage?

”Okay so yesterday I did 30 minutes on an elliptical machine at work, at a pretty good pace, and when I was done it said I went like 1.5 miles. Now if I was street running that would be at least 3 miles. Are these machines calibrated to take into consideration the "help" they provide?”


•     Leadville 100

“ Heads up for Leadville 100 on August 16-17, 2008! For those of you who have not heard of it, it’s one of the few 100 milers in the Rocky Mountains…”


•     Questions from a new triathlete

”I am doing a sprit triathlon in 2 weeks. It is a 1/4 mile swim in the bay, 12 mile ride, and 2 mile swim. My goal is to finish...”

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