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Tromsø Skyrace

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soul skyrunning between the sea and the sky
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A little bit "short-notice", but looks like it is worth trying it next year! I hope there is a repeat in 2015. #TromsoSkyRace

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Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - YouTube

Instructional video on natural running, by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Director of the Natural Running Center. http://naturalrunningcenter.com Thank you to all who ...
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Trofeo Kima

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For nearly 20 years the Kima Trophy has represented a landmark event for skyrunners thanks to the challenging highly technical 52 km course over seven passes counting a massive 8,400m of ascent and descent.  Moraine, snowfields and exposed crests feature largely on the course, with fixed ropes for safety at key points.

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The Lion & The Gazelle - YouTube

We are all running. Some of us are running from something. Some of us run towards something. Sun comes up. Sun goes down. We run. And when that sun comes up ...
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Beautiful movie, to all the runners out there!

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VALLEY UPRISING -- Official Trailer - YouTube

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David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? - YouTube

When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David ...
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2014 trailer 720 on Vimeo

This is "2014 trailer 720" by Chamonix Adventure Festival on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Kinesio Taping May Be Mildly Effective

You've probably noticed more runners the last few years with colorful tape running up their legs. This elastic sports tape--often called Kinesio tape, although Kinesio is one of many brands--is designed to lift the skin and allow better blood flow, which is said to increase muscular performance and allow better mobility in injured areas. Does it work?
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UltrAspire - Inspired Products for Ultra Athletes - YouTube

Find out more: http://www.UltrAspireStore.com?utm_content=youtube%2Bdescription - - - The journey of the Ultra-Athlete begins with desire, a compelling need ...
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Get Ready For S5 EP4 - Special Training - YouTube

Pourquoi est-ce que je veux courir ? « Parce que je ne sais ni chanter, ni danser ». Rocky Balboa Les courses sont longues, techniques et exigeantes, pour y ...
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He is my favourite trail runner. And his sense of humour is a great way to approach the soul of this sport. Well done Seb!

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What was the greatest running race of all time?

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Robbie Britton: Yiannis Kouros setting the world record for the 24-hour race in Adelaide in 1997, or maybe Paula Radcliffe's 2003 London Marathon – my own selections are mostly about time, not battles between rival runners
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Tight Hips? Sore Back? 4 Poses to Offer Instant Relief

Tight Hips? Sore Back? 4 Poses to Offer Instant Relief | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
If you have the ever-popular office job that involves sitting at a desk for eight hours a day, it can wreak havoc on your precious body, creating tight hips and lower back pain. Many stretches for your hips also stretch out your lower back, so these
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Freedom Runners: The Freedom Trail, South Africa - YouTube

Three years ago the seed for running the 2350km along the Freedom Trail in South Africa was planted and since then the plotting and planning has grown into w...
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A Day in the Life of Kerri Walsh Jennings - YouTube

ASICS is offering you the chance to see how you stack up against Kerri Walsh Jennings, one of the greatest beach volleyball players of all-time, with the Ker...
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2014 Hardrock 100 | Run Steep Get High - YouTube

The 2014 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run was one for the record books. Kilian Jornet made his Hardrock debut with a new course record against arguably the mos...
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Observations on Cadence Change With Running Speed on the Track

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Excellent analysis on cadence related to running speed. What I also find interesting is contact time and flight time of Rupp compared to other elite runners.

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Joe Friel - High-Intensity Interval Duration

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One of the best workouts for building fitness is intervals. That’s a session with alternating hard and easy segments.

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Want To Improve Your Economy? Stop Stretching - Competitor.com

Want To Improve Your Economy? Stop Stretching - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Matt Fitzgerald explores why lack of flexibility can be a good thing for runners, as well why it's important to stretch.
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Some good points in this article. But the author is underestimating the intensity factor in running. When a runner is doing high intensity interval training or weight strengthening, then some stretching is required. Because this kind of exercise is not exactly natural and may impose more pressure to joints, muscles and tendons than simple running.

 

My routine involves 3 times per week stretching, no matter what! And when I am doing intervals or weight lifting, then stretching is also included in the protocol, especially at the recovery part.

Extremes are not good. Poor flexibility or lots of flexibility are extremes.

 

Very good point about the shoes and chairs!

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Bicycle Flat Tire Repair - patchnride video - YouTube

How to fix your bicycle flat tire permanently in under 60 seconds. It's Easy, Convenient and Quick. Never get stranded on the side of the road again with pat...
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Looks like this gadget could be a saver for those having nightmares about flat tyres.

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Running to the Limits - Trailer on Vimeo

This is "Running to the Limits - Trailer" by Alex Vero on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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HEXO+: Your Autonomous Aerial Camera

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HEXO+ is an intelligent drone that follows and films you autonomously. Aerial filming for everyone.
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Ελλάδα 1000 Μίλια // Greece 1000 Miles - Official Video - YouTube

Ελλάδα 1000 Μίλια // Greece 1000 Miles - Official Video - YouTube | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Μετά τις επιτυχείς αποστολές του 2011 [Διάπλους Αιγαίου, Ερέτρια - Ηράκλειο] του 2012 [Διάπλους Βορείου Αιγαίου, Σιθωνία - Ερέτρια] και του 2013 [Διάπλους Πε...
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1000miles in a kayak across Greece. For a cause. This is inspirational!

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Inov-8 Launches First-Ever Ultra Shoe | Ultrarunning Magazine

Inov-8 Launches First-Ever Ultra Shoe | Ultrarunning Magazine | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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It is quite light for an ultra-trail shoe. 8mm drop is the the best for this kind of use. If the grip is as good as usual for Inov8 then it will be one more great option. My two concerns for Inov8 shoes are the comfort on real rocky terrain and their pricing which tends to be on the high side.

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How To Beat An Insertional Achilles Injury - Competitor.com

How To Beat An Insertional Achilles Injury - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Learn how to treat and beat this painful running injury.
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MIO Alpha Heart Rate Monitor, No Chess Strap Required - GetdatGadget

MIO Alpha Heart Rate Monitor, No Chess Strap Required - GetdatGadget | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
MIO Alpha Heart Rate Monitor is the world’s first strapless, continuous heart rate sport watch that's as accurate as a chest strap at performance speeds.
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Main drawback: 8-10 hours battery life. Too short.

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