Author Archives: Kate Penn

About Kate Penn

I've been a staff photographer at YDR for about 6 years. I'm into visual media, running, and food. Reach me @k8penn

6 Ab Exercises to Work Your Core

Please enable Javascript to watch this video These ab exercises are divided into two sections. Supinated exercises, where you’re laying on your back, and pronated exercises where you’re on your front. Personal trainer Heidi Parr says it’s key to do … Continue reading

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Humidity is the Worst

I know people who love to run in the heat. 80 degrees? Full sun? No problem! I am not those people. I am hands down the sweatiest person I know. I’ve been known to carry water for runs as short … Continue reading

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6-Exercise Leg Workout

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Heidi Parr, certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, says having a leg day in your normal workout week is not only important for your leg muscles and muscle endurance, it’s also extremely important … Continue reading

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Race Recap: Ladies Y-Tri

Right after I finished my race, I spent 8 hours in the car to go camping in an area so far upstate NY I didn’t have cell service. I didn’t even realize there were still places like that. It was … Continue reading

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Sitting for travel or work? These yoga moves will stretch you out!

If you’re sitting for extended periods of time traveling or at work this summer, you may experience tightness in your lower back, knees, and hamstrings. Lisa Taylor and Suzi Hendler with Evolution Power Yoga demonstrate seated yoga moves that can … Continue reading

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New sport, vast improvements

Before I started training for the YWCA ladies y-tri, I had ridden my bike three, maybe four times in my adult life. I was not a cyclist. Now that I’m less than a week away from my race, I have … Continue reading

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We’re all newbies once

I have a tried and true system for marathon prep. I know exactly what to pack, I’ve got contingency plans, I know what to expect. But at one point, I didn’t. My first race ever was a tiny half marathon … Continue reading

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Video: Shape up that butt

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Lisa Taylor and Suzi Hendler with Evolution Power Yoga show some moves to help you shape up your butt just in time for swimsuit season.

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Holy Hills

On Friday I bought my first tri suit and officially signed up for the Ladies Y-Tri. On Sunday, I did the whole bike portion of the race for the first time. As I swore my way up the millionth gigantic … Continue reading

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Wednesday is National Running Day

Today, June 4th, is National Running Day. The day is meant to be a celebration of running. Group runs are being organized in cities across the country through meetup.com, and participants are encouraged to celebrate by going for a run, … Continue reading

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