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Visual Cues To Make You A Better Swimmer | Triathlete

<i>Avoid common swimming mistakes with help from these visual cues.</i><p>The experts at SwimLabs use creative analogies to illustrate and explain technique …

Strength Training for Trail Runners

Exercises to boost your stability.<p>​<p>​<p>Many runners are eager for the change of scenery that trail running provides. But sidestepping rocks and roots and navigating twists and turns doesn’t just make for an exciting workout—it also puts your balance and strength to the test. These moves from Charlie …

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

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How to Set a Long Term Running Goal

How to pick and train for a worthy goal that is six, nine, or 12 months out.<p>As you set your goals for the New Year, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term target. "If you're just looking at lots of short cycles, it's hard to reach your …

A Memo To Your Devoted Race Crew

<i>Professional triathlete Jesse Thomas shares the most important do’s and don’ts of supporting a triathlete.</i><p>In his late 50s, Tony caught the triathlon …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Three Workouts to Increase Pain Tolerance

Suffer-fests train you to endure the pain of racing.<p>Pain wasn't just a risk in the 2009 TransEurope-Footrace, which covered an average of 43 miles per day for 64 days straight–it was a given. Researchers tested the pain tolerance of competitors in that year's race by dunking their hands in ice-cold …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

The Everyman: Reasons To Run

<i>I don’t feel like running. I’m too tired. I’m hungry. I’ll work out later. My favorite show is on TV. I’m sore from yesterday’s workout.</i><p>Any of these …