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Training For Triathlons at an Older Age

Posted by: on March, 4 2015

Found on NYTIMES.com and written by Elizabeth Olson LAST year, at 66, Jenny F. Scott was not an obvious triathlete. A retired special education teacher, she had suffered a stress fracture running decades ago and took up serious bicycling only when she was 64 years old. But Ms. Scott, of West Columbia, S.C., and a […]

How Many Calories Does Running Burn?

Posted by: on March, 3 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Figuring out the answer involves a fairly straightforward calculation, but the overall equation is not as simple as it seems. Figuring out how many calories you burn when running is, on a simple level, a fairly straightforward calculation. Most experts (and lots of studies) suggest that a […]

How To Start (or get back to) Consistent Running

Posted by: on March, 3 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jene Shaw What you need to know to start—or get back to—consistent running for your first race. Whether you’re just getting into running or returning after a hiatus, it’s important to take a smart, gradual approach to gaining fitness. “Remember that not only do you need time to build […]

5 Potions For Pain Relief

Posted by: on March, 2 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Sarah Brown Shea These creams and sprays can help relieve sore muscles. When you’re ready to give overworked muscles some well-deserved TLC, pain-relieving creams and sprays can be “effective in providing temporary relief” for soreness that stems from a tough workout, says Annie O’Connor, with the Rehabilitation Institute of […]

Hit The Weights To Build Strength

Posted by: on February, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette Learn about the benefits of performing your strength training workouts on the same days as your toughest running workouts. Whether the desired outcome is general fitness, increased explosiveness and stride efficiency or injury prevention, most runners understand the importance of adding strength training to their running schedule. […]

Steps To Reducing Postrun Recovery

Posted by: on February, 27 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson You’ve pounded the protein shake, shivered in the ice bath,and mastered the art of self-massage. Because you should do everything you can to speed your recovery from today’s run, right? Maybe not. How much recovery work you do depends on how close race day is. When it […]

McConaughey Slated To Be In “Born To Run” Movie

Posted by: on February, 26 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Matt McCue Ever since Matthew McConaughey signed on to star in Born to Run, there was one key detail missing: Which character would he play? Deb Newmyer, president of Outlaw Productions and one of the film’s producers, told Runner’s World Newswire that McConaughey will play the role of Caballo […]

Recover Better To Run Faster

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Maximize your training and progress with optimal recovery practices. Runners love to talk about their training. Epic long runs, tough hill sessions and killer track workouts are all very exciting, and they make for good stories even years after they’ve been completed. Reliving every lung-burning second of […]

Train Hard, Recover Faster

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on USATriathlon.org and written by Susan Kitchen As triathletes, we’re constantly looking for that extra edge. A world of products promise to make us faster, fitter, stronger — and compression socks, recovery boots, race wheels and aero helmets certainly help. But there’s a limit to what these pricey accessories can do for us. Fortunately, you already have a secret weapon […]

Course Confusion Leads to a Surprise Winner in Half Marathon

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Liam Boylan-Pett After the top-three runners took a wrong turn in the Birmingham Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon, fourth-place runner picked up the win. Peter Chebii was well on his way to a win at the Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday. Then he took a wrong turn. So […]