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Category Archives: Endurance Training

40 Excuses You’ve Probably Used to Procrastinate from Running

It’s not always easy to get out the door and go for a run. There are valid reasons for not running (injury, exhaustion, overtraining, et cetera), and there are excuses for not running, which we’ve all made. Here’s a list of 40 very common excuses you’ve probably used at one time or another to put […]

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I Made Empanadas While Running the Most Productive Half-Marathon of My Life

Someone once told me that every runner, at some point, confronts the urge to run a half-marathon, broken up into smaller segments over the course of an entire day, without leaving their own neighborhood. OK, that’s not true at all—nobody ever said that. But I did exactly that last weekend, because of a YouTube video, […]

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The Illusion of Progress in Sports Technology

A few years ago, I spent a week cycling through the Italian and French Alps with a deluxe tour group whose selling point was a pre- and post-ride dose of electric brain stimulation. Protocols were based on what the Bahrain Merida cycling team was trying at the time, zapping neurons to enhance performance and recovery. […]

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How Fast Can a Pro Cyclist Run a Marathon?

As Eliud Kipchoge and a group of some of the world’s fastest runners assemble at the starting line for the Berlin Marathon on September 25, professional cyclist Freddy Ovett will lace up a pair of Adizero Adios Pro 2 racing shoes a few starting waves behind them and give it a go. Ovett won’t be […]

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Why You Should (Sometimes) Ignore Your Training Plan

The techno-utopian vision of the future of endurance training is that on any given day, your workout will be perfectly calibrated for how you’re feeling, how your body responds to different stimuli, and what your current goals are. Wearable tech will track your workout and monitor your recovery around the clock, and the algorithm will […]

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How Caffeine Boosts Endurance

Compared to, say, ice baths, it doesn’t take a lot of convincing for people to embrace caffeine as an essential performance aid. After all, there’s plenty of favorable research, and 90 percent of people already guzzle it daily. Rebranding your morning brew as a pre-race supplement isn’t a big lift. But caffeine’s ubiquity sometimes obscures […]

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Sex Differences in Running Are More Complicated Than We Thought

A pretty good rule of thumb is that women, on average, tend to be about 10 to 12 percent slower than men across a wide range of running distances. That used to be an uncontroversial observation. But these days, with debates swirling about the participation of transgender athletes and those with differences of sexual development […]

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I Raced 142 Miles With Only Six Weeks of Training

The nightmares started three weeks before the race. Middle school-type dreams where I’m at the starting line at the Steamboat Gravel Black Course without my jersey and have to race shirtless. You don’t have to be Freud to figure out I was worried about being ready for the 142-mile event that climbs almost 10,000 feet […]

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Two Promising Updates on Heart Health in Endurance Athletes

Reporting on emerging science can sometimes feel like watching live coverage of an ultramarathon. Sure, there’s the occasional dramatic move, but for long stretches of time it feels like nothing is happening. Beneath the surface, though, the action continues. Fatigue mounts, blisters begin to form, an aid station is missed… the evidence gradually accumulates, and […]

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