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I Stopped Weighing Myself, and This is What Happened

Posted by: on July, 17 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Christina Bonnington for Bicycling When a cyclist ditches the scale for a month, it’s more than her weight that changes. Normally, I hit the scale each morning as part of my daily routine. I’m not desperately trying to lose a few pounds, but rather maintain my weightand identify trends […]

Bachelorette’s Shawn Booth Headed To Ironman

Posted by: on July, 17 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by A.C. Shilton Shawn Booth could see the car coming at him head-on. It was a Dodge Ram pickup, the kind of massive truck that doubles as a battering ram in an accident. Booth wrenched the wheel of his Grand Cherokee in a last-ditch effort to avoid the car. It […]

Porta-Potty Etiquette For Runners

Posted by: on July, 12 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke You guys, we need to have a talk about what you’re doing in the bathroom. Not about the technicalities—there are enough articles about how to poop before a race and how to not poop during a race. There’s plenty of handy resources about using your pee color […]

How Many Weeks Do You Really Need To Train For A Marathon?

Posted by: on July, 10 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald The marathon is a difficult distance—there’s no doubt about that. At 26.2 miles, it is considered the most difficult road race because of its sheer length. That distance creates more muscle trauma (including your heart!), higher levels of fatigue, and greater damage to the endocrine system than […]

10 Mental Health Benefits of Running

Posted by: on July, 10 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Candice Rasa “If you’re feeling stressed out, lace up those running shoes and take them for a spin.” So goes the accumulated wisdom of studies on how running can reduce stress. But the other mental health benefits of this ancient sport may be less familiar—and potentially even stronger motivation […]

Patience In Training Pays Off In The End

Posted by: on June, 29 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette It’s not always about how hard and fast you can go in a workout. In the vocabulary of a runner, patience is a dirty word. Runners always want to run faster, run more miles, and crush their personal bests, and they want it now. To be more […]

Bear Kills Teen In Trail Race

Posted by: on June, 20 2017

Associated Press, Monday, June 19th ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That’s when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take his life in a rare […]

Avoid Being “That Guy” at Your Next Race

Posted by: on June, 8 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by M. Nicole Nazzaro Learn from the two viral faux pas at this year’s Boston Marathon and the experiences of a long-time race director. It’s the modern equivalent of writing “I will not behave badly” a hundred times on a classroom chalkboard, but worse: being Internet-shamed for questionable antics at […]

9 Triathlon Race Rules You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

Posted by: on May, 31 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke A primer of the most commonly violated race rules. Though event rules are readily available on every race’s website, stuffed in race-day packets, and blared through a megaphone at pre-race meetings, newbies and pros alike tune out talk of rules and regulations. Rules are boring, and besides, […]

How To Execute a Low-Volume, High-Intensity Triathlon Training Strategy

Posted by: on May, 31 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Sarah Wassner Flynn It’s not an empty promise, but it’s also not easy to do. Because if you want to be a better endurance athlete on less time, you’ve got to focus—and make your workouts hurt.   When Eric Wheeler set out to train for and race an Ironman […]