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What Ultramarathons Do to the Body | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

What Ultramarathons Do to the Body | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
It’s hard for many people to imagine running (or walking) a standard marathon of 26.2 miles, let alone topping that distance with a so-called ultramarathon that ...
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Not surprisingly, the study finds that ultra-runners are healthier than the general population. More experienced runners were also less likely to suffer injuries—such as broken bones—than slightly younger, inexperienced ultramarathoners.

 

Stress fractures were also more common among women than men.

 

The ultra-runners had a low, although not nonexistent, incidence of high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats, with about 7.5 percent of the runners reporting one of those problems. But less than 1 percent had been diagnosed with heart disease or had a past stroke, and few had experienced cancer, with basal cell skin carcinoma being the most common malignancy, occurring in 1.6 percent of the runners. Those percentages are generally lower than among age-matched American adults, especially considering that a majority of the ultra-runners were aged 40 or older.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about ANT+ FE-C and bike trainers:

Everything you ever wanted to know about ANT+ FE-C and bike trainers: | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
As we near trainer season, I’ve seen an uptick in interest in understanding what exactly ANT+ FE-C is, and why …
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For those interested in the technical details about their cycling trainers, this is a useful article!
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WKO4: New Metrics for Running With Power

WKO4: New Metrics for Running With Power | Sports Activities | Scoop.it

Running with power is a new frontier, and there are many questions that are still unanswered. However, Dr. Andrew Coggan continues to find new metrics that add understanding and meaning to the data.  Learn about the new Run Dashboard he has created, which include four new charts and several new metrics.
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My opinion is that power in running will not have the same use or value as in cycling. But some specific metrics derived from these new devices can be really usefull for runners to evaluate their running technique and economy.
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Kilian Jornet, 2016 Hardrock 100 Champion, Interview

An interview with Kilian Jornet after his win at the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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Hands-on with Garmin's new Edge 820 with mapping

Hands-on with Garmin's new Edge 820 with mapping | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Today Garmin announced their latest cycling computer – the Edge 820.  Well, actually, they announced two cycling computers: The Edge …
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Smaller version of the most succesfull cycling GPS/computer from Garmin. Reasonably priced, top quality, more features than one can handle! Don't drop it though! Gravity is bitch for these devices...
Only concern: I guess a new Edge 1020 is to be expected soon... Garmin keeps presenting new devices very often these days.
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Really, Really Fast Food: What the Tour de France Cyclists Are Eating - Bon Appétit

Really, Really Fast Food: What the Tour de France Cyclists Are Eating - Bon Appétit | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Tour de France riders can burn up to 8,000 calories a day. So what do they eat on those bikes, anyway?
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First Look: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100–Now with power meter option

First Look: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100–Now with power meter option | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Today, every power meter company in the industry just breathed a huge collective sigh of relief: Shimano did not ultimately …
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It Helps to Know How to Fly | Running Unraveled

It Helps to Know How to Fly | Running Unraveled | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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Running techinque and mechanics based on massive data gathering assisted by new technologies. Some findings based on NYC 2015 marathon runners using special running trackers.
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Six Tests Every Runner Should Take

Six Tests Every Runner Should Take | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Six tests every runner should take to help monitor their health and well-being.
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Talk test works for me every time. Single leg hops are also very useful!
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Bike Focused Training Blocks for Long Course Triathletes

Bike Focused Training Blocks for Long Course Triathletes | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Trying to raise your fitness across three sports can be a struggle for triathletes. Instead of balancing your training, coach AJ Johnson suggests you may be better focusing on a single sport. He gives his tips and advice for performing a bike focused training block. 
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Joyner explains prediction of sub-2-hour marathon

Joyner explains prediction of sub-2-hour marathon | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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The barrier of sub-2 hours marathon.
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Pebble 2, Time 2 + All-New Pebble Core

Pebble Technology is raising funds for Pebble 2, Time 2 + All-New Pebble Core on Kickstarter!

Two new heart-rate enabled smartwatches. Plus an entirely new 3G ultra-wearable. Go for a run and ditch the phone!
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New Pebble smartwatches with HR optical-sensor monitor. Longest battery life in the market.
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What makes some people stronger than others?

What makes some people stronger than others? | Sports Activities | Scoop.it

How well does muscle size predict strength? What other factors contribute to how strong someone is? And what is neural drive, anyway?

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How well does muscle size predict strength? What other factors contribute to how strong someone is? And what is neural drive, anyway?
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Revolutionary Carbohydrate Gives Endurance Athletes a Competitive Advantage

Revolutionary Carbohydrate Gives Endurance Athletes a Competitive Advantage | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
By Loukia Lili, PhD and Robert Kunz, MS More is Not Always Better When it comes to choosing a hydration sports drink that also provides energy, a lot of endurance athletes tend to select something that suits their taste or that provides a variety of sugars, vitamins, minerals, and other substances that usually fall into …
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Similar characteristics to Vitargo and UCANN new gen carbs.
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Xavier Thévenard Post-2016 Hardrock 100 Interview

An interview with Xavier Thévenard after his third-place finish at the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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Kilian Jornet: how to run further than you've ever run before

Kilian Jornet: how to run further than you've ever run before | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
By the time Kilian Jornet hangs up his running shoes, his ever-expanding mountain of medals, trophies and awards will require a topographical map of its own.
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Wise advices by the best!
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Kilian Jornet Pre-2016 Hardrock 100 Interview

A video interview with Kilian Jornet before the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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2016 Hardrock 100 Preview

2016 Hardrock 100 Preview | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
An in-depth preview of the 2016 Hardrock 100.
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Men's race is going to be historical! Amazing talent at the start line.
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Workout Wednesday: Lagat, Chelanga, Sambu and Abdirahman 400m Repeats

Workout Wednesday: Lagat, Chelanga, Sambu and Abdirahman 400m Repeats | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
We traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona to catch Bernard Lagat, Sam Chelanga, Abdi Abdirahman and Stephen Sambu get after 400m repeats at 7,000ft. Lagat and Chelanga will compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team in July, while Sambu will attempt to make the Kenyan team in the 10,000m and make his marathon debut this fall in Chicago. 

THE WORKOUT
Lagat/Chelanga: 2 sets of 4x400m (w/100m jog rest ~45 seconds and 3 min in between sets)
Abdirahman/Sambu: 6x400m at 65 seconds (w/100m jog rest ~45 seconds)
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Strive

Being an athlete is simple. It doesn’t matter how fast you are, how many races you win, or if you even race at all. All that really matters, all you have t
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Garmin Forerunner 735XT In-Depth Review

Garmin Forerunner 735XT In-Depth Review | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
It’s been almost exactly a month since Garmin announced their latest triathlon watch, the Forerunner 735XT.  This watch aims to …
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Suunto rolls out refreshed Movescount site, announces new Spartan Ultra GPS watch

Suunto rolls out refreshed Movescount site, announces new Spartan Ultra GPS watch | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Today Suunto’s refreshing both its website as well as its flagship multisport GPS watch series.  With the website, they’re making it …
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Rob Krar: Chasing the Distance

http://www.sc.org/grandcanyonheritage Chasing the Distance is a personal look into the lives of ultra-running athletes and husband and wife team Rob Kra
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TrainingPeaks Announces Integration With TomTom Watches

TrainingPeaks Announces Integration With TomTom Watches | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
TomTom sport watches and TrainingPeaks are now compatible, offering an auto-sync integration for easier data transfer. 
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Can Spitting out Your Sports Drink Boost Performance?

Can Spitting out Your Sports Drink Boost Performance? | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
New study shows bigger benefit for elite technique when you’re already low on fuel.
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