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3 Bike-Packing Routes in North America

Bikepacking is undergoing a revolution as the cycling industry rediscovers the unrushed pursuit of going for multi-day adventures on a bike. The surge in gravel cycling bikes and bike-packing specific bags and equipment has helped get more cyclists out enjoying their bikes on varied, predominantly off-road routes. Many people use bike packing to get...

What Happens When You Run in Old Running Shoes

Some things get better with time: A vintage bottle of wine. Dealing with that icky post-breakup feeling. Perhaps, your sense of style. On the opposite end? Arguably, your favorite pair of sneakers. We’ve all been there: Having found a Goldilocks option that makes running or training feel like a breeze. The right shoe can complement a couch to 5K training...

5 Things Runners Should Do Now That Aren’t Running

Chances are if you describe yourself as a runner, you really like to run. Ask any runner when the last time they strength-trained was, for example, and more often than not, you’ll get the response: “I know I should, but …” Hey, we get it. When you find something you like, you do it often. But there are loads of benefits for runners who mix up their...

Studies Show Cyclists Who Track Well-Being Get a Training Boost

Do you ever wonder if you should train on a day when you wake up tired, stressed and/or sore? For coaches and athletes, common questions perpetually include: Are you ready to train? How much should you train? Endurance athletes excel when they are able to push through extreme discomfort, past the point most people would stop. Winners are typically...

Sports Psychologists’ Advice on How Runners Can Cope These Days

Even the most even-keeled athlete is facing moments of anxiety and demotivation — as well as happiness and gratitude — during these ever-changing times. The constant ups and downs around life and running are totally normal, but not easy to handle while trying to work, train and be present. Here’s what two sports psychologists want runners to know about...

5 Workouts For a Cyclist’s “Day Off”

Finding the perfect balance of training and rest can be a moving target, but there’s no question rest days need to be part of a solid plan. When training for cycling, there will be days you feel off, tired or unmotivated and there must also be planned ‘rest’ days. In many training plans, this is programmed in to allow 1–2 rest days per week and a rest...

This Is What the Future of Road Racing Might Look Like …

Since mid-March, running outside has looked a lot different than it did in years past. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, run groups have disbanded, encouraging their members to log workouts on their own with the proper safety precautions. Miles upon miles have been conquered with masks and hand sanitizer in tow, and of course, most races have...

Online Shopping Tips For Buying Running Gear

There’s never been a better time to shop online for running shoes and gear. For reasons we’re about to explain, the experience has just hit a new level — more options, more informed opinions, more ways of conferring with someone who knows what they’re talking about. (No disrespect to online reviewers with names like “ShoeGuy76” who may or may not be...

Do’s and Don’ts of Building Leg Strength in Runners

Whether you’re a new runner or an experienced marathoner, it’s common to feel like the pain and discomfort in your legs is what’s holding you back. While you can definitely expect to fatigue as the distance increases, there are ways you can mitigate this dead feeling in your legs to run longer distances and get faster. Recently we got together with...

Why a Simple Workout Makes Cyclists Faster

It may seem like you need to have the latest bike computer, virtual training platform or electronic-shifters to keep up with the true cyclists, but many of us simply want to ride. It’s possible to train for improved performance without overcomplicating things with technology, complex workouts or more screen time. This is how we arrange our training...

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