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There’s a multitude of research and psychological study about the power of the mind in athletic performance. Researchers have examined visualization techniques, the attitude of successful athletes, and how the mind can trip us up in our quest for success. Sports psychology is a booming field, and it’s becoming more and more common for coaching staffs to employ psychologists to keep their athlete’s mental skills as in tune as their physical skills. On the edge of the field, in...
Posted on 2019-12-04
There’s no doubt that data is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives. It’s easier than ever to get access to information you previously had to visit a medical or lab setting to obtain. From quantifying the number of steps you take in a day to tracking your heart rate, health data is at our fingertips and ready to help us optimize our lives. The sports world is, and has been, going through the same data revolution. It’s not as prominent as the activity trackers on ever...
Posted on 2019-11-19
Consider the Nordic skier. I know, I know, but bear with me.  There’s a lot of chatter about when it becomes “too cold to run.” Some people transition to the treadmill as soon as the first frost hits, while others will dutifully log all their winter miles outside, come snow or freezing temps. Nordic skiers do not get to head inside as soon as the snow hits. In fact, that’s exactly when they bundle up and head outside. But bundling up is the key – Nordic skie...
Posted on 2019-11-06
Each year in the United States, approximately half a million runners complete a marathon… …and it has been reported that during marathon training or racing up to 80-90 increase per week has stood the test of time.  Sharp spikes in weekly mileage volume or running intensity are strongly linked to running related injuries, so it’s essential to stick to a steady and predictable increase. Injury Threshold. Running is a high volume, high impact, repetitive sport that req...
Posted on 2019-10-23
A treadmill can be your best friend for training in icy conditions or getting in early morning runs when dark conditions make outdoor running dangerous.  Treadmills are great for pre-programmed speed workouts to keep you from constantly checking your watch and stressing about pace. They can even be the difference between skipping a workout and knocking out a few miles close to home.  Yet, there’s this pervasive school of thought that puts treadmill training below running overg...
Posted on 2019-10-09
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