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Six years ago, Lionel Sanders was a drug addict. Now he’s a top Ironman athlete

Lionel Sanders is coated in sweat. It’s a hot morning in early August, and he has set up his bike in the backyard of his modest bungalow in Windsor, Ont. He’s been riding the bicycle – a lime-green carbon road bike connected to a stationary CompuTrainer machine – for about an hour and he has nearly …

35 Light And Stylish Scandinavian Living Room Designs

It’s very easy to recognize a Scandinavian interior design. But there isn’t just one Scandinavian style but several and they all have certain …

Use It or Lose It: Maintain Your Swim Fitness All Year

Two tried-and-true swim sets for maintaining swim fitness when you're still months out from a race.<p><i>by Charisa Wernick</i><p>During periods of lighter, less …

Quick Set: 500 Fast For Time | Triathlete

<i>Triathlete</i> contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty has a blog with more than 500 creative workouts used in her Masters swim program in …

The Real History of the Yasso 800s

You can predict your marathon time based on how long it takes you to run 800 meters. Don’t believe it? You should.<p>When physicists discover a new subatomic particle, they claim the right to name it. Same with astronomers. Locate a new star out there in the way beyond, and you can name it anything …

The secrets of Mo Farah's success

Mo Farah has nine key elements to his running technique that have allowed him to become Britain’s greatest ever runner. Here we examine what it is that makes him so fast.<p>He is arguably the greatest runner Britain has ever produced.<p>Mo Farah is only the second athlete in history to have won double …

The Perfect Form

Running better, from head to toe.<p><b>Head Tilt</b> How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. …

Heel Strike Uses Less Energy Than Midfoot Strike

Storing more energy in ankle "springs" takes extra energy, study suggests.<p>There was a time, a few years ago, when research into footstrike and biomechanics and running shoes seemed fresh and exciting. We were all eager to put old assumptions to the test and try out new ideas. These days, it feels …

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Training advice - The Running Bug

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

Foam Rolling for Strength

A massage tool can build muscles.<p>Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don't end there--it can also build strength and stability. Because the foam roller has a curved, unstable …

Exercise

Three Reasons to Love Lactate

When you're fit, your body actually prefers lactate to glucose as a fuel.<p>2005: Argh, I hate the burn of lactic acid in my muscles after hard workouts!<p>2010: What's that you say? Lactic acid doesn't cause muscle soreness? And it's actually "lactate," not lactic acid, that accumulates during hard …

Is The High-Elbow Pull Best For The Freestyle Swim Stroke? | Triathlete

Theories abound about efficient technique, but here’s the real reason you should master a high-elbow pull.<p><i>This article was originally published in</i> …

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Heart Rate Training: Is It Right for You?

Tracking your heart rate tells you exactly how hard- or how easy- you're running.<p>A heart-rate monitor can be a helpful tool in training. Tracking your heart rate with a monitor (which reads your pulse via a sensor built into a chest strap) tells you precisely how hard—or easy—your heart is …

Build Power, Strength and Speed for the Final Kick

Finish your next race strong and fast.<p>The most shocking thing about Galen Rupp's silver medal in the Olympic 10,000 meters last summer was how he won it. Rupp had a reputation for not finishing strong, but in London, his ferocious speed in the final lap carried him past all but one of the world's …

Hearst Magazines

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

The Four Functions Of Your Swim Kick | Triathlete

One of the great controversies in triathlon is the importance of the kick in swimming. Many triathletes feel it is better to rest the legs during a …

Training With A Heart Rate Monitor

<i>Heart rate monitors are useful, but hardly essential.</i><p>Many runners wear heart rate monitors while they run. Should you?<p>Heart rate monitors are not the …