Self Endurance Swimming

What is swimrun ?

Tired of the road? Bored of the pool? Swimrun could be the adventure sport you’ve been waiting for A swimrun is exactly what it says: you swim and run. But unlike aquathlon, where you swim first, put on your shoes and then run, swimrun involves non-stop multiple swim and run sections. There are no transition […]

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Training Triathlon

Triathletes: Save Your Legs

How to swim smarter to conserve energy for the bike and run Swimming faster must necessarily begin with swimming smarter. As with most endeavors—physical or otherwise—there’s a limit to progress that can be made without continual improvement in technique. When it comes to triathlon, poor technique in swimming has the added consequence of negatively affecting […]

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Sports Travel

The Joy with Running in the Rain

There are those runners that will look outside and if there are raindrops falling, they put away their running shoes for the day. It’s like they are the Wicked Witch and frightened to get a little wet. For some reason, quite a few people avoid running in the rain entirely. If you are one of […]

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Fitness Running

Foot Core for Runners

As runners are constantly being told that strength and conditioning is important. It’s been drilled into them for years. “We need to be doing strength training to prevent injuries”“You’re going to become a better runner if you strength train” All those statements are correct. The scientific literature is very clear on this and as a […]

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Running Training

Speed Training: How to Run Faster

Whether you’re running for fun or want to improve your PR (personal record), speed training can help you become a faster, stronger and more efficient runner. You’ll find a wide variety of philosophies to help you get faster, so you need to narrow it down to a few that can work for you. These three […]

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Fitness Running

Sleep for Better Performance

Sleep is a normal and reversible behavior that is an essential part of the human recovery process. Several studies now recognize the fundamental role that sleep plays to optimize health and human performance. Results have demonstrated that sleep will not only help an athlete optimize their performance, but will also act on every aspect of […]

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Marathon Nutrition

How to Eat for Your Next Marathon Training Block

It’s an all too familiar scene: You start a new training plan for your next marathon and things seem to be progressing well with your workouts. But as the mileage builds, you start to feel tired—and have trouble recovering from key workouts and long runs. There’s a good chance you aren’t meeting your nutrition needs […]

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Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training Tips For Beginners

Training for your first half marathon? Congratulations! The half marathon race distance is a big goal for a lot of runners—it’s far enough to challenge your body and mind, without taking you quite as far as the full marathon distance. If it’s your first half marathon it might seem like an intimidating ambition, but our […]

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Marathon Nutrition

Half Marathon Fueling Strategy

The half marathon is a tricky distance when it comes to fueling. It borders on the line of whether you do or don’t need to fuel. The answer depends on a number of factors, like the amount of time you’ve been running long distances or how fast you can complete the race. For those targeting […]

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Marathon Training

3 Half Marathon Workouts to Help You Master Pacing

Stepping up to the half marathon can be a daunting challenge. Here are three half marathon workouts to incorporate into your training plan that focus on the specific requirement of sustained and controlled pacing for this long-distance event. Be sure to include these workout types in your half marathon training to hit the start and […]

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