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100 Year Old Sets Record

Posted by: on May, 5 2016

Yes, it’s been a couple of days, but we felt compelled to share: At 100 years old, Ida Keeling set a new world record for the 100-meter dash on Saturday at Penn Relays in Philadelphia. She completed the race against competitors 80 and up in 1 minute and 17.33 seconds — the fastest time recorded […]

Ironman 101: 6 Months To Race Ready

Posted by: on May, 4 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Mike Ricci Leading into race-specific training, you need to make sure you’re ready to train for the distance and challenge of an IRONMAN race. American and two-time IRONMAN World Championship winner Tim DeBoom called this preparation, “training to be able to train.” The key training period lands about 12 […]

A Smarter Way To Increase Running Mileage

Posted by: on May, 3 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald Have you heard of the 10 Percent Rule for increasing your weekly running mileage? Most runners have. It’s a nearly universally accepted way of boosting your training volume. It simply says that you should add no more than 10 percent per week to your total weekly mileage. But this […]

National Bike Safety Month

Posted by: on May, 3 2016

CALIFORNIA PUTS EMPHASIS ON BIKE SAFETY SACRAMENTO, Calif. – May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety.  California’s weather allows bicyclists to enjoy riding many months throughout the year.  Although bicycle safety should be practiced every day, the month of […]

VIDEO: Stretching Your Calf

Posted by: on April, 28 2016

Found on Competitor.com Two muscles make up your calf, and fortunately, they’re easy to target separately while you’re stretching. This stretch is specific to the soleus muscle, which is underneath the larger gastrocnemius. The difference between the lower calf stretch and the high calf stretch is all in how much (or how little) you bend […]

How To Use Races To Train For Other Races

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara This summer, I’m signed up to race a half marathon with a friend, a swim relay with another friend, and a 10K as a training run. None of these, though, are my target races for the year. So why am I doing them? And is it a […]

VIDEO: 12 Year Old Girl Runs NY Half Marathon By Mistake

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race. LeeAdianez Rodriguez had registered for the 5K race that was part of last Sunday’s Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. She thought she was arriving late at the starting line when the race started, so […]

VIDEO: Eat And Run – Are Eggs Good Or Bad?

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com In this video Dr. John Berardi breaks down the pros and cons of including eggs in your diet. Eggs have long been connected to high cholesterol levels, but Dr. Berardi explains how even someone with high cholesterol can still enjoy the occasional omelet.  

Get-Faster Tips From A Top Age-Grouper

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Bethany Rutledge Use these get-faster tips from a top age-grouper. Name Kirsten Sass Age group 35-39 Location McKenzie, Tenn. Occupation Physician’s assistant, mom to two young children Standout results Five national titles in 2015, including wins at Olympic-distance nationals in August, Aquabike Nationals in September, sprint and Olympic-distance titles […]

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Pip Taylor Q: I’m training for an Ironman and I thought I could eat whatever I want, but I’ve gained 5 pounds. What gives? This is a pretty common scenario for many endurance athletes: Despite many hours training they find they still struggle with excess body fat. Or when […]