endurance sports

A focus on reducing calories is common with triathletes who focus on weight as a metric of progress. What a lot of people forget is that your results are based on one simple metric: your time.
When you look at a sport like cycling, complete with high-speed crashes and prolific drug use, it’s hard to believe top cyclists actually outlive their countrymen by an average of five years.
You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.
How often have you heard the advice to pedal in circles? I decided to put this to a personal trial and have been using all sorts of measurements to examine and improve my pedal stroke.
Join us on this easy-to-follow plan as we get you started toward successfully completing your very first sprint-length triathlon.
There are a lot of fancy ways to measure progress in endurance sports, but a new study suggests all you really need is a heart rate monitor and GPS - or a watch and map if you're really old school.
It's a common misconception that a higher cadence requires more energy, but in reality the opposite is true - a higher cadence is more efficient due to the muscle-shortening reflex.
Nothing makes a tri geek happier than shiny things with bells and whistles. Here’s a list of some fantastic items for the endurance geek in your life.
Running economy is a critical factor in race performance. A recent study investigated how stride angle affects running economy in experienced athletes.
For endurance athletes, fatigue is perhaps the single most important performance factor to understand. A new study explores the role of metabolic factors and temperature in fatigue onset.
You would think running a marathon every day for seven days straight might have a bad impact on your health, but a recent study suggests otherwise.
Time for a little high school physics so if you can decide if that fancy cycling gear that saves you a few grams of weight is actually worth your money or not.
Surprising research shows longer races might be safer and less damaging to athletes.
Cyclists sometimes challenge me when it comes to whether or not they should be doing gym exercise. Here is research that shows the amazing benefit strength training has for cyclists.
Using a Spartan Race as an example, let’s look to see what can be changed from my last race to ensure better performance next time around.
Criteriums? Omniums? Cyclo-cross? Downhill? What are these things? Here is my short guide to cycling-related sports that you may like to try, maybe as a challenge or just a bit of a change.
This new book looks at the science involved in going faster and some of the biggest fallacies regarding bikes, run technique, and pacing strategies, all based on scientific research.