endurance sports

There's been a lot of buzz about strength training for endurance athletes. A new study suggests a good concurrent training program can improve performance up to 5 weeks after it ends.
The adventure and obstacle-racing phenomenon is without question one of the shining and rising stars in fitness in recent years. What's behind this popularity?
More and more runners are embracing strength training, but is it really effective? A recent study questions its effectiveness, but we have our own doubts about the study design.
When the weather gets rough, a lot of runners turn to the treadmill for their training. A recent study investigates what effects treadmill running has on gait patterns and form.
The last few months have been full of travel and training. I attended the Spartan SGX course and realized I'm going to have to step up my game for the race in November.
Think you're too old to run an ultramarathon? Think again. A new study shows the majority of ultramarathoners are what some might consider "too old" to run crazy long distances.
Sportives are becoming highly popular cycling events. While not classified as races, they are a great way to challenge yourself and see a new part of the country.
Running hills is often recommended for endurance athletes, but a new study suggests it might not be the best way to become a better runner.
New research tells us a bit about the participants in two of the world's most infamous ultra-endurance events: the Spartathlon in Greece and Badwater race in Death Valley.
Children who never watch TV during lunch or dinner are less likely to be overweight. And kids who skip meals are more likely to be overweight. New research points to our kids needing better habits.
My inner crash test dummy is calling again, so I've decided to enter a marathon. Actually, make that TWO back-to-back Spartan Races. Here's how I'm planning to get ready and avoid injury.
Andrew Read might have just finished Ironman Melbourne, but he's already preparing for his next challenge - completing the Spartan Beast and Ultra Beast races on back-to-back days.
It hit me this week that the Great Wall marathon is only four weeks away. After I splurged and ate a chocolate bar, I got to thinking and realized maybe I need to adjust some of my own expectations.
All this down time after the LA Marathon has had me worried that I've lost all the fitness I've gained. Fortunately a long run today confirmed that it's done a lot of good!
When I started training for Ironman, I wanted a scary challenge. That's what I got. I may not have been a top finisher, but I was pushed to my limits and also saw improvement in my performance.
With just eight weeks left before the Great Wall marathon and a crazy packed schedule, I've spent the week figuring out how I'm going to balance work, life, and training.
Last weekend was the LA Marathon and it was the most enjoyable race I've done in a long time, if not ever. I set a PR for the course and met all the goals I had hoped to achieve.