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Ida Sophie

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Decathlonian, beginning swimmer

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Jump in the water and get a great workout with our swimming gear! With products suited to many types of water fitness, you're sure to find what you need.

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California: The land of waves, sand and sun. With around 3,500 miles of shoreline and numerous indoor pools for when the weather gets chilly, California is a swimmer's paradise. Look at our swimmer's Get Going Pack to stretch your workout in new and exciting ways.

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    Favorite California swimming spots

    Active Sports - Union Square
    I practice at Active Sports on Mason Street. It’s a quick walk away from my work and apartment. Plus, the staff is super-friendly, and they limit the number of people per lane to 2. That means the pool is never over-crowded.

    Dolphin Club - Fisherman's Wharf 
    If you're willing to brave chilly waters, catch a swim alongside the Dolphin Club swimmers, who brave the open waters at Fisherman’s Wharf.

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    Outside Magazine - Diana Nyad
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find many swim media outlets that go beyond competitive swim news. However, I’ve found some amazing stories of swimmers through magazine such as Outside. Check out the link above to learn about Diana Nyad, who swam nonstop from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

    Bold Italic - Fisherman's Wharf
    Check out this photo essay to find out more about open water swimmers in the SF Bay Area.

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    Giovanni

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    Decathlonian, cyclist

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    With the proper tools to get the job done, ride up and down the San Francisco Bay Area's challenging landscape in style.

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    San Francisco's Bay Area provides a plethora of different places to enjoy the beautiful sport of cycling. Tackle legitimate climbs such as the one up to Mount Tam or enjoy the coastal views while riding on Highway 1 toward Stinson Beach. Experience it all with proper-quality B'Twin apparel and bikes, and you won't be the last one to the top -- or the cafe -- once you complete your ride.

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      Favorite California routes

      Marin Headlands
      Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on a bicycle is a rite of passage. Once on the northern side, you can get a good workout, even if you're short on time. Climb up to Hawk Hill and loop your way back to the Bridge via its backside.

      Mount Tamelpais' East Peak
      This is San Francisco's "mountain." With 25 miles to the top -- and 10 of them ascending -- each and every rider who makes it to the top for the first time has definitely earned their Bay Area Cycling Degree. Its irregular profile makes it even more so challenging, but the views from the top are worth the ticket price.

      Paradise Loop
      The loop is a major staple of Bay Area cycling. It is relatively a flat route from San Francisco, but only when compared to all the other options nearby! Halfway through the ride, once in Tiburon, riders can enjoy a croissant and a coffee while contemplating whether the trip back to the city will be by bike or ferry.

      Highway 1 to Stinson
      This is a tough yet beautiful ride. Riding to Stinson Beach via the iconic Highway 1, riders will be able to enjoy beautiful views while riding over rolling terrain. Once in Stinson, there are many ways to keep on having fun on the saddle, each with its own challenges!

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      Strava
      As the saying goes, "If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen!" This app will allow you to log your rides in order to monitor your fitness level and compare it with others or your past self. It's a great way to add some spice to your cycling rides by including a sprinkle of social media.

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      Iago

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      Decathlonian, advanced skier

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      Glide down the slopes with our ski gear!

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      People in California love to glide, whether it's through surfing, snowboarding or skiing. This winter, it doesn't matter if you're flying out to Aspen or doing a short trip to Boreal. We've got you covered with our hand-picked selection of ski gear.

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        Favorite California slopes

        Mt. Rose
        I usually practice skiing at Mt. Rose. It's close to San Francisco, where I've been living for the past 6 months, and is full of young people. The mood there is great!

        Boreal Mountain Resort

        Boreal is full of young people, too, and the snow is fantastic.

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        Powder

        The ski magazine Powder publishes reports of trips to different ski areas of the United States. You also find good reviews of ski equipment and great images. I love photography, so this is really attractive to me.

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        Sophie

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        Decathlonian, world traveler and nature lover

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        For novices and experienced hikers alike, we’ve brought together all the gear you need.

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        San Francisco’s year-round temperate weather and a constantly changing landscape of hills and coastlines make it the perfect place to go hiking. Hike the 12 miles of trails in city limits or try an overnight in Muir Woods. Whether you’re just heading out your front door or hitting the trails, hike better with our Get Going Hiking Pack.

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        Favorite San Francisco hikes

        Hike to Mt. Tam
        Fast and easy, this half-mile hike to the East Peak offers big views for minimal effort, if you can wait until the fog burns off.

        Hike to Tomales Bluff
        A long, moderate 9.4 mile loop at the northern tip of Point Reyes National Seashore offers the chance to spot some elk.

        Hike Batteries to Bluffs
        Short but tough — with stairs — hike along the Presidio, with an extension to the Golden Gate Bridge for a history lesson.

        Hike Lands End
        This iconic 2.9 mile hike rewards you with gorgeous views of cypress and access to the famous Sutro Baths.

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        Even more hiking

        Top Secret Surprise Hikes
        Thrillist lists 13 hikes, each of which come with an unexpected surprise.

        7 Waterfall Hikes
        Love to chase waterfalls? Here are some of the best hikable ones in SF.

        Bay Area Hiker
        An incredible resource for routes all around the Bay Area.

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        Joey

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        Decathlonian, expert runner

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        Get all the gear you need to make running, either for fun or competition, a blast.

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        Weekend warriors or daily multi-milers love to run in and around San Francisco. Ample hilly streets, gorgeous coastal trails and easy access to off-road options — wherever you like to go and for however long, this curated Get Going Pack gathers all the gear you need.

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        San Francisco Routes

        Bay Area Ridge Trail
        If you’re feeling adventurous, the Bay Area Ridge Trail currently has 375 miles of trail for you to explore. As the name implies, the trail encompasses the Bay and transverses several Bay Area peaks. The trails range from easy to challenging. Stick with your comfort level or be adventurous and test your abilities!

        Pacific Association cross-country races
        If you’re new to the city and you’re looking for a great place to hit the trails without fighting the traffic, you can stay in town and head to Golden Gate Park, where you’ll find Lindley Meadows. The meadows and polo field are home to several high school, collegiate and club cross-country races starting in late summer and concluding in December with the local club championship. Occasionally, the USATF Cross Country Club Championships are held there. Most recently, the event was held in 2015. Take advantage of detailed race maps and choose your running distance! If you’re feeling daring, join a local club and train for one or all of the Pacific Association cross-country races.

        San Francisco Running Guide
        Why not take the route most traveled? Strava has put together a San Francisco Running Guide that you can reference for your runs. Download the app, select a route and catch some of the most beautiful running routes the Bay has to offer.

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        Let's Run
        Check out this forum for runners. It'll connect you to a global community.

        USA Track & Field
        Visit the official website of USA Track & Field to keep up with top accomplishments in this sport.

        FloTrack
        Read FloTrack to stay on top of news from runners in universities, the military and more.

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        Aurelie

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        Decathlonian and ocean lover

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        Our team-curated snorkeling equipment pack is the perfect way to explore the Golden State from below.

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        Plan a warm weather retreat without ever leaving California. Hit the road to discover romantic hidden coves and lush kelp forests. Decathlon’s revolutionary Tribord Easybreath, the first ever full-face mask, has made snorkeling accessible and enjoyable for more people than ever before. It’s an essential part of this Get Going Pack.

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        Snorkeling in California

        California’s Kelp Beds
        are a world-renowned ecological treasure.

        The Channel Islands
        are frequently ranked as one of the best snorkel spots in the world.

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        Cannery Row in Monterey
        Intrepid, experienced snorkelers undeterred by cold water can grab a wetsuit and head to this Northern California spot.

        Top 10
        The best snorkeling spots in California from the Ocean Conservancy:

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        Lori Kim

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        Decathlonian, experienced runner

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        Lace Up and log some miles with our running gear!

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        San Francisco: The city of unpredictable weather. Local runners know, our city's unique weather patterns can make running each day a challenge. Look at our runner's Get Going Pack to get your daily run in rain or shine.

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          Getting started

          Beginners Guide
          This New York Times article gives a great guide on how to get started on running. I highly recommend the run-walk method pioneered by the Olympian Jeff Galloway because it will help you improve your endurance while enjoying the challenge of pacing and pushing yourself.

          Strava
          Multiple apps are available to help you step up your running game! These will help you to track your miles, heartrate, routes, speed, and much more. Most of them also allow you to post your run history to share with public. This means you can find which routes others runners run near you! It’s certainly a fun way to visually track your runs. Some of my top recommendations are Strava and MapMyRun.

          Running Communities
          Find running communities on Sports & Fitness Meetup. Also check out Decathlon USA’s meetup page for all running events happening here at the Decathlon USA store.

          Your First Half Marathon
          When I first signed up for a half marathon, I had 9 weeks to train. I decided to follow this training plan online to keep myself accountable without a coach or running buddy! Check out Halfmarathons.net to see which plan I followed.

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          Get Fit Through HIIT

          What is HIIT?
          HIIT is the acronym for High-Intensity Interval Training; it incorporates 30 seconds to 1 minute of intense workouts with 10-30 seconds of breaks in between. According to various sources, there is no universal HIIT session duration but most HIIT sessions are around 30 minutes..

          Sarah’s Day
          Australian YouTuber who has changed the HIIT game for many! Using only your body weight, you can get your daily exercise done at home! The best part is that your workouts are around 10-35 minutes but you will be sweating as if you just worked out for a few hours. Check out Sarah’s YouTube channel and her e-book Shred It to Shred It. I’m currently on Week 6 -- join me!.

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          Rebecca Scholl

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          Decathlonian, Advanced Tennis Player

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          Try out Decathlon’s innovative tennis products so you don’t get served on the court.

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          This complete set has everything you need to get started on the court from a beginner to intermediate level. Check out the tennis section for more designs and products. Be sure to catch some good old California sun on the tennis courts this season while working on those power shots!

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            Local Tips

            Favorite S.F. Courts
            It's true what they say, the best things in life are free. Here are some free to play tennis courts in different areas of the city with some awesome perks! The Mission Dolores Park Tennis Courts are some of the most popular because they are located right in the heart of the city. Although The Alice Marble Tennis Courts may be a bit windy, it is worth it to have an absolutely stunning view of both the ocean and the city. Or you could play at the Golden Gate Park Tennis Courts and take a nice stroll through the green park afterwards.

            Decathlon Stringing Service
            Decathlon has a fantastic tennis stringing program with 24-48 hour turnaround! The service is $10 if you bring your own strings, but free with purchase of Artengo by Decathlon's strings!

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            Helpful Tips

            Fuzzy Yellow Balls
            Want to improve your strokes? Improve your footwork? Stay stoic on the court? Fuzzy Yellow Balls is the place for you. The website has videos and article descriptions of almost anything you need to work on and even surprise guests like the Bryan brothers to give you some tips

            Great Tennis Reads
            Or maybe you want to step up your game in a casual way. This blog post has the best books you can read to enhance how you play. It's a great solution if you are too pressed on time to grab a court, but are still dedicated to improving your match play.

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            Michael Salem

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            Decathlonian, Advanced Golfer

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            We’ve chosen the most essential golf products to help lower your scores and send the ball soaring.

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            The Bay Area is a prime location to play golf because you can literally practice the sport throughout the year. This is a huge advantage due to the importance of having a consistent practice schedule when trying to sharpen your skills. I practice because I know I can always work on some aspect of my game. If I’m feeling strong with my short game, I will try and improve my mid irons and long game so that I’m 100% confident when I’m on the course.

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              Best S.F. Golf Courses

              Harding Park
              This is one of the premier golf courses in the Bay Area and the host course for the PGA championship in 2020. If you live in San Francisco and plan to play this course, make sure you have a city resident card which will lower your green fees by $50!

              Metropolitan Golf Links
              This is a great course that boasts views of the San Francisco skyline from multiple holes. It is affordable, and good challenge that will test your game. Since it’s close to Oracle Arena, you might even spot Steph Curry or Andre Iguodala playing once in a while!

              Presidio Golf Course
              One of the oldest courses in the Bay Area, Presido GC is a another great option when thinking about where to play. Helpful hint: A push cart might be useful on this course because of its hilly landscape!

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              Helpful Teachers/Resources

              Michael Breed
              If you’re looking for sounds golf advice from a great teacher, check out these youtube videos hosted by golf professional Michael Breed. The previous host of the hit golf show “The Golf Fix,” Breed was recently promoted to head web golf instructor with Golfdigest, the popular online golf magazine.

              Golf Digest
              This is a great golf magazine that will keep you informed on the latest golf news, equipement, and instruction.

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