Friday, 13 May 2016 00:10
By Melissa Dahl (nymag.com)
It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Go for a run, go for a run, go for a run....
Hokas, Tart Cherries & Jumping For Joy...
Thursday, 12 May 2016 00:10
ED. We think that every triathlete should be like Erin Klegstad. She's a gusto-grabbing life embracer, as her awesome blog clearly instantiates.
By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)
Here’s what’s been up in April… along with longer + brighter days, the light fog that’s hung around me for a big chunk of the past couple years has started to lift, finally.
Representing HOKA ONE ONE as a flyer ambassador! In 2014, coming off a stress fracture and on coach’s recommendation, I (reluctantly) bought my first pair of Hokas. I thought they looked ridiculous and a bit too moon boot-y, but then I ran in them – and, have been running in them ever since. Nine pairs of Cliftons (and one pair of Conquests) later, I’m pumped to be representing a shoe I love that’s changed my running and allowed me to run some crazy mileage injury-free! ....
Stuff About Compartment Syndrome...
Saturday, 07 May 2016 00:10
By Dr. Michael Williams
Compartment syndrome is a condition that usually effects either the lower leg or the forearm. These areas of the body are broken up into compartments by fascia and each compartment contains, muscles, nerves, and arteries. Compartment syndrome occurs when the pressure inside one of these compartments rises and causes symptoms, inadequate blood flow, or nerve compression. Compartment syndrome can be broken up into two different types: acute and chronic.
Acute Compartment Syndrome is a sudden and dramatic increase in the pressure of a compartment. This usually results from a crushing trauma, a burn injury, prolonged over-tight...
Freaking Out Isn't Good....
Friday, 06 May 2016 00:10
By Ashley Rodriguez (runnersworld.com/psychology)
In July, Jordan Hasay plans to head to Eugene, Oregon, for the 2016 Olympic Trials. It should be a sweet moment for the 24-year-old distance runner who, just last summer, was forced to withdraw from the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships because of a case of plantar fasciitis, making her ineligible to compete at the IAAF World Championships.
She and coach Alberto Salazar had to make a difficult decision, as they faced the young athlete’s first injury during an otherwise smooth career. And Hasay, like many runners who have had to deal with...
Dealing With Pain...
Saturday, 30 April 2016 00:10
ATTENTION: Great racing at Falls Duathlon this morning. Several records were rewritten. Story and photos on Monday. RESULTS
By Carrie Cheadle (triathlon.competitor.com)
Pain. Suffering. Misery.
As an endurance athlete, you’re going to encounter pain. You’re also expected to be able to tolerate and manage that pain. Even love it. The experience of pain is a complex combination of physiological and psychological factors. It is both a sensory and an emotional experience and some of us deal with it better than others.
If you haven’t put in the hours (not trained) and you don’t feel prepared for your race (not confident), you are going to suffer. It is going to hurt no matter how mentally tough you are. That being said, your ability to tolerate the pain of exertion is as much mental as it is physical....
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