November 10, 2019

Iceman Runneth Challenge: 31 miles of mud, hills, friends and Oreos

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor Each November, the Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge brings thousands of mountain bikers to northern Michigan. The […]

September 19, 2019

My (super-tough, amazing, life-changing) IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

My long-awaited IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City race recap is here! (Thank you for your patience—and for asking me to share […]

September 5, 2019

Marquette Trail 50: Challenging Climbs, Picturesque Peaks, Lake Superior Luciousness

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor As some of you know, I finished my first 50-mile trail run back in June and […]

August 14, 2019

These Must-Run Michigan Trail Races are Beyond Scenic

If you haven’t yet run a Great Lakes Endurance trail race — these events take place in the Upper Peninsula […]

June 26, 2019

My First 50-mile Trail Race

By Ali Lopez MRG Contributor A couple of weeks ago I did something I never would have imagined doing when […]

February 5, 2019

Going outside your comfort zone + winter running tips + a trip up north

After a couple of weeks away from the studio (thanks to the extreme winter weather and, well, life), I’m back […]

December 19, 2018

Nikki Derrick went the (Ironman) distance for her friend

Ann Arbor triathlete Nikki Derrick wore race bib #1184 at this fall’s Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii—the same number […]

November 6, 2018

Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, grilled cheese sandwiches: Ali’s Bad Apple Ultra race report

By Ali Lopez MRG Contributor What a blast! On a recent Saturday this fall I got to run the awesome […]

September 6, 2018

Lake Views, Hilly Climbs, Hanging with an Olympian: Ali’s Boyne City Triathlon

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor This past weekend I got the chance to do the Boyne City Triathlon for the first […]

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