Check out this article that was written by our newest athlete – Jesse Thomas Pro Triathlete My oh my oh my oh my oh my…. THAT was a big one, crazy ass fans. The biggest one of this journey so far. I honestly don’t know where to start. I’m stoked. I’m crushed. I’m sore. I’m [...]
Ryan Hall, one of the world’s best distance runners, used to pride himself on wearing his running shoes into nubs. No more. Now he assiduously replaces his shoes after running about 200 miles in them. He goes through two pairs a month.
“I know that my shoes could probably handle a couple of hundred more miles before they are worn out, but my health is so important to me that I like to always make sure my equipment is fresh,” he said.
Of course Mr. Hall, sponsored by Asics, does not have to pay for his shoes. Most of the rest of us do, and at around $100 a pair they aren’t cheap. Yet we are warned constantly to replace them often, because running in threadbare shoes may lead to injuries that can take months to heal. Read More »
According to USA Triathlon, participation in triathlon is at an all-time high, following unprecedented growth over the last decade. This is good news for participants as new races are popping up to keep up with the demand. Most people have heard of the daunting Ironman triathlon which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. The allure of this race distance attracts many, but there are several distances for athletes of all entry points, experience, and skill levels. Read More »
Eating for heart health is a challenge for some folks, and it’s even harder when they’re dining out. The editors of “Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart,” at Harvard Medical School have some suggestions.
Curb portions. For two people, consider ordering one salad, one appetizer, and one entrée — that will nearly always provide enough food for both of you. When ordering individual meals, set aside some of what is on your plate to bring home for lunch or another dinner. Read More »
Show of hands if you have ever struggled with a goal? From running a marathon to having the will power to get through Valentine’s without inhaling an entire box of mystery chocolates.
Guts. Street cred. Stamina. Brass ones. Whatever you call it, mental strength separates the pros from the joes.
As many of us look to dominate 2013, don’t sell yourself short. Often times I’ll read blogs or talk to friends about goals but the conversation shifts to discussions of not having time for training, feelings of uncertainty, an injury, or something holding them back. Early excuses to easily back out of commitment. Read More »
Winter blues are reason enough to seek out the sun. But here’s another: People with adequate levels of vitamin D—produced when your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays—have about half the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Unlike type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity, type 1 is an autoimmune disorder. (Though it was once called juvenile-onset diabetes, actually develops in adults about 60 percent of the time.) If you have it, your body destroys the beta cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. But the new research suggests the sunshine vitamin may interfere to save those cells. “Vitamin D can decrease the immune response that supports the development of autoimmunity, and may protect the insulin-producing cells from death,” says study author Kassandra Munger, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health. Read More »
With U.S. Olympian Sarah Groff and elite national champion Jarrod Shoemaker headlining the honorees, USA Triathlon today announced its 2012 Elite Athletes of the Year.
Eligible athletes were nominated by their fellow elite competitors with the award selections being made by the USA Triathlon Athlete Advisory Council (AAC).
“2012 was truly a remarkable year in triathlon. With outstanding performances across all distances, picking the winners from our incredible list of nominees was a difficult task,” said Barrett Brandon, chair of the USA Triathlon Athlete Advisory Council. “The AAC carefully examined the résumés and results and is proud to honor these exceptional athletes. The AAC congratulates all the 2012 winners.” Read More »
How long with the national anthem last? Will Colin Kaepernick run for a touchdown? Will Alicia Keys be booed during her rendition of the anthem, and will she mess up any of the lyrics? Wanna bet?
Beyond who wins or loses, there are thousands of possible bets that can be made on the Super Bowl. Las Vegas sports books are limited to stats that will show up in the box score, such as whether the 49ers quarterback runs for a touchdown, according to RJ Bell, owner of pregame.com, which aggregates all possible bets. As Bell says, it’s “the ESPN for the sports bettor.” But prop bets – or, proposition bets – that might relate to the anthem or other off-the-field oddities can only be placed with offshore books. Read More »