endurance sports

Ever since I started competing in endurance sports back in 2007, I've really enjoyed the training, dedication, and overall challenge of this style of racing. After crossing the finish line in my first Ironman triathlon, I knew that I wanted to race in many more endurance events.
Sacrificing your holiday and all the trimmings that come along with it to go on an adventure that will benefit the greater good? Might that not be the greatest gift of all?
The UK leg of the run kicked off last weekend in Edinburgh and the run now transitions into a relay, where members of the
It was my mom who armed me with the motivation and confidence to be a better man. All of my success can be traced back to the lessons she taught right in our living room. And while she's no longer with us, her wisdom, principles and legacy will surely long outlive me.
Joe Galasso is clinical psychologist who specializes with individuals with disabilities and also with professional athletes. There is a specific part of his job that he holds close to his heart; working with Special Athletes.
We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for Spartan Up! The Podcast to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking.
Runners have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population.
HuffPost UK Lifestyle is doing a stock take of all the terrible diet and fitness news that has come our way during 2013, and it's a toughie. There has been the cotton ball diet and somewhere a woman is using a corset as a DIY gastric band.
There is no requirement for people to cheer others on they don't know, but you see it happening along the whole of the race course. I observed the best of what we call "human." It affirmed for me that within humans reside compassion, generosity, thoughtfulness, and concern for others.
Four summers ago, 2009, I made the decision to attempt to swim the epic passage from Cuba to Florida. The motivation wasn't so much to set a maverick athletic record. The idea was to stir my soul.
The similarities between distance running and money management are astounding when you think about it: The planning, the patience, the determination.
Why are habits so difficult to change? The ping of an email arriving in your inbox, immediately triggering a quick look to
"I often come up with theorems in dreams, or while swimming or walking," says Schneider. "I once thought of a heuristic proof of the Prime Number Theorem on a walk, when I saw spring flowers falling froma tree."
Given my interest in endurance challenges, I suppose it was inevitable that I would look for a way to test my limits with yoga.
Humans are fairly good at lots of things -- and extremely good at several things. What are these skills? And what do they have in common?
Duffy's story offers a perfect example of a profound, but often overlooked truth about human toughness: Even the most physically punishing feats of endurance are less about the body than about the mind.
But somehow, women can take it. They can fight their way through the agony and come out the better for it. And for that, I
Just about anyone can complete a marathon if they put their minds and bodies to the effort. However, anyone also can be badly injured if there is a failure to take training seriously.