The Ultimate Running Guide for Women

LEG LUBE: We’ve come a long way from the days when women were told that running could cause their uteruses to fall out. Female running pioneers Nina Kuscik, Kathrine Switzer, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Grete Waitz, marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe and ultrarunning legend Ann Trason, among others, paved the way for women to go the distance, participate in races, and compete with—and sometimes beat—men. But, obviously, women are different from men. The physiological and emotional differences between males...

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Rock the Race-Day Breakfast: 4 Simple Meals

LEG LUBE: Ask a dozen triathletes what they like to eat on the morning of an IRONMAN and you’ll get a baker’s dozen different answers. There are easy and convenient options, like a bagel and banana with peanut butter, a liquid meal replacement for a nervous belly, or a bowl of oatmeal and eggs, compliments of a kitchenette. Washed down with sports drink and coffee, most IRONMAN athletes swear by one of these early-morning menus. But with so many unique needs, there are a few atypical breakfasts for thought out...

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How to Plan Your First Ironman Season

LEG LUBE: This following is an excerpt of the first chapter of Endurance Nation’s new eBook, Crossing the Line: Everything You Need to Know About Racing Your First Ironman But Were Afraid To Ask. We’d like to share with you the big picture, season-planning perspective that we’ve learned through nearly 25 years of Ironman coaching experience, and the lessons we’ve learned and applied to the seasons of over 1,000 Ironman finishers per year since 2010. Open up your calendar and go to the date of your...

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30 Healthy Habits for Triathletes

LEG LUBE: Triathletes tend to seek out training tips for that extra performance edge. They endlessly debate race-day nutrition that will somehow provide more energy. But without a healthy body, even the most well-meaning advice might throw you off course. It’s simple: being healthy reduces injuries, speeds recovery, helps muscles work better and leads to a more balanced body. By removing the roadblocks that prevent natural progress, you can quickly improve training and racing. Here are 30 habits to consider by Dr. Phil...

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Aero Shaving Improves Performance

LEG LUBE: Is this an April Fools prank? Find out for yourself Alphamantis Technologies, a high performance sports technology company, today revealed the finding that leg hair, when shaved in an aero pattern, can significantly improve aerodynamics and offer free speed to anyone with enough leg hair – and enough confidence to shave the intricate patterns in their leg hair. The study was conducted by ERO Sports’ Jim Manton at the Los Angeles VELO Sports Center using Alphamantis’ cutting-edge technology that tests...

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