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June 15, 2016 |

#Trailtips 3: Staying Healthy

Topo Athletie Paul Giblin chats about staying strong and mobile while training for an ultra

Everyone talks about the importance physical mobility plays in overall performance, but very few of us are willing to truly make it part of our daily training regimen because, let's face it, we're impatient and like to get right to the "real" workout.  But guess what?  The most successful athletes in the world understand that it's the "side work" that can make the biggest difference in overall performance. Today, Paul discusses his view on the "side work" and even shares some of his favorite... [view more]
Posted in: Training
June 8, 2016 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

#Trailtips 2: Nutrition

Paul talks about why and how he thrives on plant-based fuel

Nutrition plays a huge role in the lives of athletes, especially for endurance and ultra-athletes who need to fuel their bodies for hours of strenuous activity.  In this week's #Trailtips, we reached out to Paul to learn more about his choice to go vegan and how that has impacted his training, recovery, and competition.  Not vegan? Not a problem - Paul has tips for anyone looking for simple ways to add more plant-based nutrition into his or her life.Topo: Paul, being vegan is... [view more]
Posted in: Training
June 1, 2016 |

#Trailtips 1: Training

From mileage and intensity to crosstraining, Topo Athlete and coach Paul Giblin shares pro tips to help you stay healthy on the trail

  Meet Topo Athlete Paul Giblin: an elite ultra marathoner and professional running coach who has tested himself with more than 30 ultras – from 33 mile “road sprints” to 100+ mile mountain races, to racing for Scotland and the UK at the 100k distance. Next up: the famed Western States 100 Endurance Run (WS100), one of the most storied endurance races in the world, covering 100 miles of trails, canyons, river crossings, and dramatic changes in elevation – 18,000ft ascent and 23,000ft descent.... [view more]
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May 6, 2016 |

Racing on a Mission

 Two years ago I stood at the swim exit volunteer station at the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, watching one incredible triathlete after another pass by. After leaving my post that day I knew that triathlon was a challenge that I needed to take on, and that someday I would complete that race. But, let’s back up a little. In 2009, I decided to move to the U.S. from the Philippines. Not long after, I found myself juggling school and two jobs. It was a stressful time and it felt like I... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
April 27, 2016 |

Sight Set on Boston:

A story about a not-so-average running team

The Boston Marathon is the ultimate goal for many runners. Whether it is to qualify, or just complete the course, this event inspires thousands of athletes to put in the long and hard hours of training to prepare for the 26.2 miles through the streets of Boston. Topo has always felt a special connection to the Boston Marathon, both for geographic reasons (we're about 1 mi. from "Heartbreak Hill"), and, because we always have some inspiring ambassadors or co-workers running the course. This... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories

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BRAD COX

Brad Cox Lic.Ac. is a Movement Specialist, ACU-Running Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  He is the co-Founder and CEO of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running.  ACU-Mobility is an educational and mobility products company, dedicated to the development of unique sport specific corrective exercise programs and innovative product design.  Brad has treated hundreds of athletes including: Olympic and world class Runners, Triathletes, Power Lifters, Elite Crossfitters and Professional Strong Men.  He is a consultant and running mechanics expert for TOPO Athletic.  He teaches workshops and seminars on running mechanics, mobility and movement analysis around the U.S.

DR. SONIA PASQUALE

Dr. Sonia Pasquale D.C., Lic.Ac. is a Chiropractor, Sports Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, Movement Specialist, Nutrition Counselor and Co-Founder of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running systems.  She has specialties in Orthopedics, Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Medicine and Women's Health.  She incorporates advanced Chiropractic and Acupuncture manual techniques to create a unique integrative approach to treatment.  She works with both Elite and Novice athletes to help them achieve their individual physical goals.  She is the Director and co-Owner of Wakefield Wellness Center outside of Boston MA.

CHRIS LEHMAN

Chris Lehman , Lic.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Movement Specialist and ACU-Running Coach.  Chris Specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and functional movement analysis working with all kinds of Athletes.  He focuses on balancing the body through Acupuncture and manual therapies to enhance proper biomechanics with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury prevention.

KAITLIN ALLEN

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduation she worked for a short time in the Med/Neuro ICU at Moore County Regional Hospital in NC.  Kaitlin has been an avid runner for many years, having completed several road races at both the half marathon and marathon distance, before switching to trail running.  Her love for trail running came from the many long distance hiking trails she has completed, such as the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.  She is excited to share her love for running by being part of the ACU-Mobility team!

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