Are you ready to take your running to the next level? Have you been having fun running 5Ks, but maybe now you're finally ready for a 10K? Here are some tips to help you reach your goals and protect your body at the same time.
The first and most crucial tip is to go slow and listen to your body. For now, you're only competing against yourself; you don’t need to break world records. Ramping up the pace too quickly could cause injuries. And one of the surest ways to lose your motivation is to injure yourself.
The Vuelta a España is an annual multi-stage bicycle race held mainly in Spain, but in other European countries from time to time. Along with the well-known Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, the Vuelta is one of cycling’s prestigious Grand Tours lasting three weeks. While it was initially mainly Spanish riders participating in the race, Vuelta a España achieved such popularity around the globe, that teams from countries wide and far are now taking part every year. With the 73rd edition of this world-renowned race currently underway, bicycle racing enthusiasts from all over the world are keeping a close watch on how their favourite riders are performing.
Van Morrison captured some of the joy of sailing with his lyrics, “Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly.” Sailing is one of the ultimate freedoms and can be started at any age. Of course, as with anything else, the sooner you start, the more you learn and the more fun you can start having. If you are new to the sport and would like a head-start, here are some tips and tricks to get you gliding across the waters swiftly.
The rowboat has advanced tremendously since its inception. The transition from transportation and warfare to sports required innovation in materials and design. When your goal is speed, you need the best aerodynamic architecture possible.
The Evolution of Competitive Rowing (Part I)
Rowboats first made their appearance around six centuries ago, as an efficient means of transportation. They also proved to be quite adept vehicles for warfare, making it easier to invade enemy lands by waterway. While built to fulfill practical needs, rowboats have also served as a sporting device from early on in their history. From a water vehicle of convenience and necessity, rowing has become one of the favorite sports in the world. Let's take a look at its evolution:
Run for Fun - 10 Ways to Stop Dreading Your Morning Jog
We all know the facts: running is great cardiovascular exercise. It also boosts one's energy and improves the mood. In the U.S alone, more than 64 million people went jogging in 2016 and over 17 million participated in a race and reached the finish line. There are numerous running books, blogs, podcasts, and apps; we have easy access to all the guidance, gadgets, gear and gurus we need in order to get started. But it doesn't mean it's easy. While runners can tell you it's worth the effort, if you haven't yet experienced the high of running, the thought of putting on your running shoes instead of spending a few more minutes in bed may seem daunting. So how do you cross that first barrier - the fear of running, the feeling that it is beyond the last thing you want to do?
Following the death of a pedestrian in the UK this year, the debate as to whether cyclists should be required to pass some sort of proficiency test has intensified. While there seems to be a consensus around the advantages of cycling training, the area of testing is quite divisive. Proponents believe that testing would make cyclists more seriously invested in safety, but opponents fear the test would drastically decrease the number of cyclists.
2:00:25, So Close and Yet So Far
Eliud Kipchoge ran the Nike Breaking2 Marathon in two hours and 25 seconds. He made record time but failed to reach Nike’s ambitious goal - breaking the two-hour marathon mark. Kipchoge clocked 59:55 at the midpoint of the marathon and held a great pace for much of the distance, only falling slightly off pace towards the end, from the 38km mark. His time is not officially recognized by the IAAF due to the controlled conditions and the use of alternating pace runners.
It’s an exciting time of year to be a sailing fan. The 35th America’s Cup starts on June 17th, and even before that we have the Louis Vuitton Cup, which is shaping up as an equally enthralling contest for a place in the America's Cup this year. The Vuitton Cup begins May 26th, and by June 12th we should know which team will advance to the America's Cup and challenge the US Oracle's. Naturally, perennial front-runners and two-time winners Team New Zealand are among the top teams to watch, but this year they have several serious competitors to consider, which makes the whole regatta extremely exciting.
The athletics world has been stunned by the record-setting success of a 12-year-old Jamaican sprinter that has swept all before her in a recent national athletic meet in the nation's 2017 Boys and Girls Championship. Early comparisons are naturally being made with Usain Bolt, and some commentators are calling her the heir to his sprinting throne. Brianna Lyston won the 100m and 200m double, and is the first girl in her competitive age group to break the 24-second barrier at the championships.
This was not her first time breaking the record. In the semi-final, she made 23.46 seconds, but her time was deemed illegal due to the wind-assistance. The finals gave her the opportunity to prove her true abilities once more, and she didn't fail to do so. She backed up her semi-final's score with a legal 23.72 time in the final.