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About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.

Road to Arizona 2017 – Monday Recap 20

Lots going on here but most of it is resolving.  I’ve been fixing up my house to sell and it closed this week which was super stressful. The most difficult thing in terms of training is that a couple weeks … Continue reading

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Road to Arizona 2017 – Monday Recap 19

Not so much Monday, but a Recap nonetheless: 4/17/17 – Bike, short intervals Cut short when I broke my bike seat.  The full story will the subject of my next video blog. 4/18/17 – Run – sprints   The sprints … Continue reading

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Road to Arizona 2017 – Monday Recap 18

4/10/17 Speed Run This is a new workout.  Medium length intervals as fast as I possibly can with slow walking in between.  This week I had absolutely no cramping during this workout which meant that I was the fastest I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Slow – Slow Jogging

Slow athletes have some amazing stories – there’s a lot of inspiration to be found at the back of the pack.  Slow athletes deserve to have places to tell our stories, and to have (and be!) role models. The Celebrating Slow … Continue reading

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Road to Arizona 2017: Monday Recap 17

This was an interesting week.  I had decided to do my long run as part of a local group run on Friday morning, and I had some serious massage and physical therapy scheduled throughout the week to try to permanently … Continue reading

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Road to Arizona 2017: Monday Recap 16

Ok, so this is now the Tuesday, no wait, it just passed into Wednesday, recap. But a recap nonetheless… 3/20/17  Bike – Short Intervals My coach took away more of the rest and doubled the intervals at the beginning.  This workout continues … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Long Runs

This week’s vlogs are about my last two long runs.  Long runs are always my most difficult workout, no matter how far I’m supposed to bike or swim it’s not as difficult as the weekly long run. The last two … Continue reading

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