Every week we sift through the endless stock of articles on the internet and bring you some of the best in cycling, running, triathlon and endurance sports.
Scientists finally figured out how the weight of your running shoes affects your speed. Athletes like to look at shoe weights, but that stat doesn’t mean much without attaching performance data to extra ounces. Getting that info, however, is tough. While it’s well-documented that running with heavier shoes causes an increase in energy expenditure, no reputable study had shown that extra energy expenditure directly causes slower times.
Get ahead for next season with a smart winter bike strategy. While tri season may seem far away, now’s the time to make sure you’re set up for success on the bike. Here are some tips for maintaining and improving while it’s still cold so you can rock the spring races.
Triathlete contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty has a blog with more than 500 creative workouts used in her Masters swim program in Clermont, Fla. We’ll feature a workout every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. On her blog (Mastersswimworkoutsbysaramclarty.blogspot.com), you can pick a Monday set for a long distance focus, a Wednesday set for sprint training, or Friday for creative open water skills.
Indoor cycling can mean no-nonsense, efficient training at its finest. Perhaps no other cyclist in recent memory has utilized an indoor trainer with such great success as 39-year-old Aussie Matthew Hayman. After fracturing the radius bone in his right arm at the one-day spring cycling classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last February, Hayman found himself on the verge of missing out on the one race he coveted most: Paris-Roubaix.