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How To Run The Tangents In A Race

Posted by: on May, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Each year, since the advent of GPS watches, a massive debate ensues at my local Memorial Day 10K. Why, everyone wants to know, does one person’s watch say 6.31 miles and another’s says 6.42 miles? “This is an outrage!” they cry. “A travesty! The course is inaccurate!” […]

5 Common Myths About Running Shoes

Posted by: on May, 27 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jonathan Beverly Why conventional wisdom often falls short. 1. There is a best running shoe. “What is the top running shoe now?” I’ve been asked this question too many times. It would be nice to be able to name a best shoe every year, give a star rating (4 […]

10 Signs That You Need A Rest Day

Posted by: on May, 26 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jayme Otto Pay attention to 10 body indicators to gauge when to run and when to back off. After disappointing performances in a couple of key tune-up races last fall, a depleted Ryan Hall made the hard decision to withdraw from the Chicago Marathon. Too many grinding 15-mile tempo […]

30 Healthy Habits For Triathletes

Posted by: on May, 26 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Dr. Phil Maffetone Take your performance up a notch with a tip for each day of the month. Triathletes tend to seek out training tips for that extra performance edge. They endlessly debate race-day nutrition that will somehow provide more energy. But without a healthy body, even the most […]

Does Skipping Breakfast Affect Performance?

Posted by: on May, 22 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson Breakfast, we’re often told, is the most important meal of the day. It certainly seems that way to me – I can’t imagine making it to noon without eating. But the literature is much more mixed. Lots of studies have found that habitual breakfast eaters tend to […]

Real-Life Forrest Gump Finishes Run Across America

Posted by: on May, 22 2015

Found on NYPost.com and written by Yaron Steinbuch This Los Angeles man decided to go for a little run – and he kept running and running – until he ran straight across the US. Sound familiar? No, it wasn’t Forrest Gump, who ran “for no particular reason.” Patrick Sweeney’s cross-country trek – which covered the […]

The Ins And Outs Of Fiber

Posted by: on May, 22 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Learn how this nutrient should fit into your nutrition plan. Fiber (also known as roughage) is the name given to two kinds of highly complex carbohydrate that are totally indigestible. Although fiber is technically carbohydrate, unlike other forms of carbohydrate (sugars and starches) it provides no calories […]

Triathlon Cancelled After Cyclist Is Murdered

Posted by: on May, 21 2015

Found on Slowtwitch.com and written by Timoth Carlson John Jacoby, a 48-year-old man who was a part-time park caretaker for the town of Windsor, Colorado was shot twice and killed Monday morning while riding his bike a mile from his apartment. Jacoby was well-known in this small Colorado town about 30 miles north of Denver […]

Doctor Saves Two Runners In Philadelphia Races

Posted by: on May, 20 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Liam Boylan-Pett Paul Shore, M.D., stops running and administers CPR to unconscious entrants. Dr. Paul Shore at the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. Shore.) Few runners ever have come to the aid of an unconscious runner on a race course. Dr. Paul Shore, 45, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, […]

Three Tips For Overcoming A Bad Race

Posted by: on May, 20 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Duncan Larkin Ask any Olympian about their experiences competing at the top of his or her sport and it’s a good bet they’ll not only mention the highs of their career, but also the lows. Even elite athletes are human beings and being human means having to deal with setbacks. […]