endurance sports

I got great times on my 5K and hill run this week. Unfortunately I also experienced some of worst lower back pain in my life. Forecast for the coming week: lots of heat, ice, stretching and yoga!
The New Year got off to a rough start -the whole family got sick - but we're recovering and I'm getting back into training. I'm also excited about my resolutions for this year!
This week was a recovery week. I also got my VO2 max tested, which was an intense but cool experience. The results were great and gave me a nice confidence boost for the Ironman race in 8 weeks.
This week I focused on my short-term goals and I think it really paid off. These baby steps will go a long way in preparing me for my bigger, long-term goals like the Great Wall of China marathon.
Training for a triathlon? Getting into swimming and/or cycling? There's some very important etiquette you need to understand and some of it could be the difference between injury and safety.
I managed to train throughout the holidays, even on Christmas morning and during my vacation in Vanuatu. I've also come away with a good feeling about my 70.3, even though my time wasn't my best.
As a chiropractor in an area where endurance sports are popular, I see a lot of injuries that are related to distance runners. Here are the 3 most common injuries I come across and how I treat them.
I took some time off of training due to injury and life changes, but now that I'm settled I have my eye on my next challenge - the 2013 Great Wall of China Marathon!
Endurance exercise across generations could be responsible for our giant human brains and our success as a species. Take a look at the research that says running might have made our brains big.
A recent study showed that ultramarathon runners lost 6% of the gray matter in their brains by the time they completed their race. Are endurance sports bad for your brain health?
Over the last weekend I did my first triathlon. Overall it was a good training day, even though I didn't reach all my goals. Not bad, but plenty of room for improvement.
For cyclists, one key area to focus on when weight training to improve your performance is your hamstrings. Here are three exercises you need to be doing, and how to plan your workouts.
With the crash last week everything this week has all been about one thing – get the bike fixed. I've also been preparing for the first Australian RKC and my upcoming half Ironman.
Mud runs are one of the most popular new events out there. But do you know how to train for one? Here's the plan I give my clients who are getting ready for Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, and more.
After a week of travel and some calf trouble, I had another obstacle this week: a bike accident. I escaped with a few bruises - and a lot of gratitude for breakfalls.
Suddenly, out of the blue, my 'good' calf started tightening up today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it isn't serious enough to derail my plans for my first triathlon next month.
Our first journal entry from mom, marathon runner, and busy New Yorker, Narisa Wild. Hurricane Sandy threw things for a loop, but Narisa still had enough iPad power to send us her journal entry.