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How To Run Downhill

Anyone who has run a race with a lot of downhill (hello, Boston marathon) knows that running downhill can actually be more taxing than the grind up the hill. The inner quad (i.e. the vastus medialis, the muscle that is HUGE in cyclists) takes the brunt of downhill running, but the hips, ankles and low […]

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Master of the Treadmill Workout: HTS Elite Coach Brad Hudson shares his keys to making your indoor workouts count

When the weather gets bad, some runners consider treadmills. Caitlin Chock pitched us on this piece regarding Brad Hudson, one of my favorite coaches, and his suggestions on training on the treadmill.  We’re counting down the days until the USA Cross Country Champions; meanwhile, host city Boulder, CO is experiencing some rather harsh winter weather. […]

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Racing Weight Cookbook Serves Up the Best Foods for Athletes

Release provided by Dave Trendler. Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes that will help athletes hit their ideal weight without compromising performance. The book is the third in the best-selling Racing Weight SeriesT and is now available in bookstores; bike, tri, and running shops; and online. Preview the book and try […]

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Nutrition News: Gut Microbes Closely Linked to Proper Immune Function, Other Health Issues

Release provided by David Stauth. A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon State University researchers say in a new analysis. Problems ranging from autoimmune disease to clinical […]

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What is Fartlek?

Post originally appeared on RunBlogRun. Fartlek is a great way of training for many around the world. The term is from Swedish, and it means “speed play”. I first started using it in high school, and it remained one of my favorite training methods. Consider adding it to your training arsenal.  Fartlek is a training […]

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CU-Boulder Study: Barefoot Running Less Efficient than Wearing Light-Weight Shoes

Among the advantages of barefoot running extolled by many of its devotees is that running unshod is more efficient than running with clunky shoes. But a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado’s Locomotion Lab — which has studied the metabolic costs of running and walking for decades — has found that running […]

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Leading Nutritionist Updates Book: Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Internationally recognized sports nutritionist Monique Ryan has updated her best-selling book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with 5 years of new research that will help runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers perform at their best. Weighing in at 432 pages, this newly updated third edition is the most  comprehensive resource on nutrition from the best qualified nutritionist in endurance sports. The book […]

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