Training


Athletes and Blood Clots: Know Your Risks

  

Athletes are at particular risk of developing a potentially harmful blood clot, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Here's why, and how you can manage the risk.


Heavy Lifting for Endurance Athletes

  

Lifting heavy weights to improve endurance performance might seem counterintuitive, but it can benefit distance athletes more than you might think.


Why, When, and How to Use A Foam Roller

  

While nothing can quite replicate a good sports massage, you can enjoy many of the same benefits at home (or between massages) with a foam roller. 


Fitness Testing for Triathletes—How Do You Measure Up?

  

You can't improve what you can't measure. Try these fitness tests for every sport to make sure your training is on track.


Data Analysis: Shaving 30 Minutes Off A Marathon PR

  

See what a PR-shattering season looks like, by the numbers. Coach Andrew Simmons gives us a season-long view on what it takes to see huge results.


Sidelined: Reduce Stress to Avoid Injury

  

Although injury is a risk you accept when you make the choice to pursue athletic endeavors, reducing stress can mitigate that risk.


What To Do When Your Taper Doesn’t Go as Planned

  

Even the most meticulously planned taper can go awry. Here's what to do if (when) the week leading up to raceday goes haywire.


Three Workouts for Runners to Guarantee Race Success

  

Can a workout really guarantee success? Maybe not, but these are three simple interval workouts every serious runner should have in their arsenal.


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Ben Hoffman Finds Opportunity in Technology

  

When you're racing Kona, every advantage counts. Here is the technology professional triathlete Ben Hoffman uses to train for IRONMAN world championships.


Keeping It: The Master’s Athlete

  

Aging is not for the weak—especially for athletes accustomed to performing at their best. But with some simple steps, you can continue to push yourself long after you've officially "peaked".


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