Top Riders, Close Finishes Highlight 2012 Michigan Challenge

By: Scott McMahon The best cyclists throughout the state of Michigan made the 2012 Michigan Bicycle Racing Association’s Michigan Challenge one of the best to date. Races were held from the end of April through the beginning of September, with riders accumulating points for Top-15 finishes. In order to qualify for the Michigan Challenge, cyclists … Continue reading

The Active Woman’s Gear Guide

For the extreme woman who’s not afraid to show her athletic side, we present our Women’s Gear Guide. Get the most out of your exciting and active lifestyle with these new, top-of-the-line products, focused specifically on female athletes. Tri-Eva Trophy Tri Tankini The swimsuit-style cut out back is great for those hotter racing days and … Continue reading

Burned Out But Not Broken

By: Jed Blanton Bored? Not getting the results you want? Thinking about throwing away your training shoes? You could be facing a psychological state known as burnout. With a few twists, you can get recharged and avoid leaving your exercise routine behind. Burnout is generally related to a particular part of our routine and tends … Continue reading

Mt. Pleasant Set to Host 38th Annual Turkey Trot

The Thanksgiving race season officially begins at Deerfield County Park, as the Mt. Pleasant Striders host their yearly Turkey Trot. Festivities begin on Saturday, November 4, at 3 p.m., as runners will traverse the beautiful trails along the Chippewa River. The course is approximately 6K in length and is sure to challenge even the most … Continue reading

Balancing Life and Fitness: Five Stories of Successful Women

We talk about balance a lot here at Outdoor Athlete—general physical fitness and yoga to name a few—but what about balancing your life? Between work, community, and family commitments, it can be difficult to establish a balance that doesn’t wear you down and burn you out. So how can a busy person fit in the … Continue reading