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Why You Should Stretch After Your Run And Not Before

Posted by: on September, 21 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Katharine Lackey Static stretching used to be the prescription for every exercise class in every grade. However it’s been shown that stretching muscles before running without dynamic movement is not a great thing. Here’s why you should refrain from performing static stretches before running. Why you should not static stretch before […]

12 Week Super Simple Sprint Triathlon Plan

Posted by: on September, 21 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Scott Fliegelman This plan is ideal for beginner to intermediate triathletes who are currently able to complete a 15-minute swim (with breaks as needed), a 30-minute bike, and a 30-minute run/walk. You will find this plan quite easy to comprehend, and the rhythm of workouts each week, as well […]

Quest For Kona

Posted by: on September, 20 2017

IRONMAN’s new reality TV show Quest for Kona debuts on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on October 4, 2017. It will also be available on Redbull.com and SuperSport TV (check your local listings for details).

Runner Dubbed “The Mad Pooper” Wanted For Defecating In Yards

Posted by: on September, 20 2017

he Colorado Springs family has spent weeks trying to get a mystery woman they’ve dubbed “The Mad Pooper” to stop defecating in their neighborhood, right outside their house.

What Happened at the Mexico City Marathon?

Posted by: on September, 18 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Andrew Dawson Every race has its problems. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes a course error causes runners to go the wrong way, or a train causes delays. More and more often, races have to deal with runners attempting to cheat. But the Mexico City Marathon, held August 27, had problems on […]

Wildflower is back! With new owners and big plans.

Posted by: on September, 12 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Erin Beresini Now a part of Motiv Running’s family of events, the iconic triathlon festival will return in 2018. If you never experienced Wildflower, what you need to know is this: The event exuded the heart and soul of the sport. With no hotels for miles, thousands of triathletes […]

How To Lose Weight While Training

Posted by: on August, 3 2017

Found on Triathlete.com Q: When training for a race, your goal should not be solely weight loss. You need the right balance of nutrients to fuel your workouts without compromising performance. So drop no more than 1 percent of total body weight per week to preserve lean mass and performance—and don’t get discouraged if the […]

A Poor Diet Will Affect Performance – Even If You Look “Fit”

Posted by: on August, 3 2017

Found on Triathlete.com  How does a poor diet affect performance if it doesn’t make me gain weight? A: A daily diet of pizza, cookies and Ben & Jerry’s (read: processed foods high in sugar and trans fat and low in fiber) affects more than your waistline—your lung capacity and immune system may suffer even if […]

The Great Leg Shave Debate

Posted by: on August, 2 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Holly Bennett Is less really more when it comes to men’s leg hair, or is shaving merely a vanity ploy borrowed from cycling? We checked in with a proponent on either side of the leg-shaving debate to better understand both the nude and au naturel stance. Grin and bare […]

5 Ways You Can Eat Healthy On The Cheap

Posted by: on August, 2 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede Just because you’re crunched for money doesn’t mean you can’t eat well.  Follow these tips to fuel your body and not break the bank. Embrace Meal Prep Plan a week’s worth of meals on Sunday—whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, some, or all three. Planning and prepping […]