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Finding Your Stride: The Crucial Connection Between Stress Management and Endurance Performance

Endurance athletes often focus on physical training, nutrition, and recovery, but there’s a hidden factor that can significantly impact their performance – stress. In this comprehensive article, I’ll delve into the profound relationship between stress management and endurance sports. I’ll uncover how stress affects both the body and mind, explore effective stress management strategies, and […]

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Embrace the Taper: Unleash Your Inner Couch Potato for Race Day Glory!

The countdown to race day is on, and you find yourself in a paradoxical state of excitement and dread – the dreaded taper has arrived! Yes, that’s right, the time when your inner athlete is screaming “I NEED TO TRAIN MORE!” while your body begs for mercy. But fear not, dear athletes, for the taper […]

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Dehydration, Fatigue and a Weak Core: The Silent Culprits Behind the Sideways Lean

As you approach the final stretch of a long-distance race, you might have experienced that dreaded sideways lean – your body tilting involuntarily as fatigue sets in. This phenomenon isn’t just a visual quirk; it’s a sign of muscle fatigue and a lack of strength (core, trunk, hips, legs). Dehydration can also play a role […]

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Fueling Your Stride: The Ultimate Guide to Protein for Endurance Runners

Endurance sports demand more than just miles on the road and trail; it requires strategic nutrition to power through every step. One crucial element that often takes center stage is protein. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of protein for endurance runners, dive into various protein sources, and provide insightful tips on how to […]

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Navigating the Depths: Understanding and Managing Post-Race Depression

Life is a series of races, each with its finish line. But what happens when the cheering subsides and the euphoria fades? The phenomenon known as Post-Race Depression can catch us off guard, leaving us questioning our purpose and identity. In this post, we’ll delve into the depths of post-race depression and explore effective strategies […]

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The Silent Champion: The Crucial Role of Rest and Recovery in Endurance Sports

In the world of endurance sports, the emphasis is often placed on training harder, running farther, and pushing limits. However, there’s a hidden hero that often goes unnoticed but is instrumental in unlocking peak performance and overall well-being – rest and recovery. Just as a well-tuned instrument needs moments of silence to produce beautiful music, […]

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The Healing Power of Embracing Every Emotion: Moving Beyond Labels

Life is a complex tapestry of experiences and emotions, weaving together moments of joy, sorrow, love, and pain. Often, we find ourselves instinctively gravitating towards positive emotions while shying away from the difficult ones. However, the true essence of healing and growth lies in embracing every emotion – yes, even the most challenging ones. This […]

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Embracing Harmony: Navigating Life and Sport with Grace

In the whirlwind of our lives, there’s a delicate dance we all strive to master – the art of finding balance between our relentless passion for sports and the kaleidoscope of life’s other dimensions. As I sit down to pen these thoughts, I’m reminded of the highs and lows that come with pursuing a sport […]

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Your mental game

Your physical training can be absolutely perfect but if your mind is not trained you will struggle to reach your highest level of performance.   Being stressed, angry or full of anxiety will lead to poor recovery, injury, a short temper and potentially volatile relationships with other people.  We need to make peace with past […]

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Mountain weather

Mountain weather can be tricky and learning how to look for key signs from Mother Nature can be the difference between a good and bad day in the mountains. The first thing to look at is the online weather prediction sites.  Here in New Hampshire the three most commonly used ones are the Mount Washington […]

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