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From Source to Sea on the Mississippi — in a Canoe

In 2013, adventurer Michael Waterford tried canoeing the entire length of the Mississippi River. “It didn’t go well,” he says. But he got hooked on paddling, and in June he’s attempting to solo kayak the Mississippi in record-setting time. Follow his progress on Limestone Post, and read about his earlier, ill-fated trip here.

Outfitted: Fastpacking, the ‘Sexy Hybrid’ of Trail Running and Backpacking

Adventure-travel writer Michael Waterford says the best way to see more fauna and foliage on long-distance trails is by fastpacking — the “sexy hybrid” of trail running and backpacking. Calling fastpacking “the stripped-down, all-out pursuit of mileage in the forest,” he offers these tips for your first fastpacking trip. Click here to read the full story.

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Local Ultrarunner Competes (Again) in 100km World Championships

On November 27, ultrarunner Matt Flaherty of Bloomington will compete on Team USA in the 100km World Championships in Los Alcázares, Spain. Hot off a record-setting win in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon outside of Bloomington in October, Flaherty describes the 100km challenge — and why the battle of ultrarunning is worth it to him. Click here to read the full story.

Ultrarunner Matt Flaherty Breaks Record in Tecumseh Marathon

An 80-degree day did not stop Matt Flaherty from breaking the record in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon recently. Flaherty tells Limestone Post about the experience, how trail marathons differ from other kinds of long-distance running, and about his participation this month in the 100K World Championships — that’s 62 miles. Click here to read the full story.

A Bicycle Ride in Southern Indiana — by Drone [video]

As a preview for this weekend’s 49th Hilly Hundred, the annual bicycle event that covers nearly 100 miles of southern Indiana countryside, Limestone Post presents a video by local drone company Aerial 812. Competitive bicyclist Missy Ragatz talks about the event, her struggle with breast cancer, and how it affects her ability to train. Click here to watch the video.

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The Best Southern Indiana Waterways for Paddling Fun

Almost year-round, people canoe and kayak on southern Indiana’s rivers. From family trips to technical paddles, day trips to weekend excursions, lazy rivers to party trips, there’s an option for nearly everyone. Adventure-travel writer Michael Waterford reveals his favorite paddling trips for a variety of styles and skill levels. Click here to read the full story.

New Exercise Routines Offer More Than Dumbbells and Marathons

New studies suggest that an effective fitness routine doesn’t have to mean building muscle mass or running marathons. Jen Hockney Bratton runs through a list of new possibilities — from functional fitness to high-intensity interval training to Rage Yoga, where “profanity is encouraged, as evidenced by their tagline: ‘becoming zen as f***.’” Click here to read the full story.

Outfitted: Paddling the Lakes and Rivers of Southern Indiana

Adventure-travel writer, outfitter, and explorer of the unknown, Michael Waterford says some of the best excursions can be had in southern Indiana. In this introduction to paddling, he offers suggestions on how to get on local lakes and rivers. It’s the first step, he says, to saving them. Click here to read the full story.

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Even in Dead of Winter, Bike Commuters Fend Off Nasty Weather and Drivers

Hundreds of Monroe County residents hop on their bicycles and commute to work every day, year-round. In Susan M. Brackney’s story, they share tips on how to be safe and comfortable when dealing with snow, ice, subfreezing temps, and hostile drivers who don’t want to share the road. Click here to read the full story.

B-town Marathon Runner to Compete at Olympic Trials on Saturday

Last fall, Anna Weber put her pursuit of a Ph.D. at IU on hold to train for the Olympics. This Saturday, February 13, she will compete with 244 other women for a spot on Team USA, which heads to Rio de Janeiro in August for the 2016 Olympic Games. Click here to read the full story.