Shoe Drop and Its Effect on Running Biomechanics
There’s this idea floating around the running world that shoe drop – the height difference in the sole from the heel to the toe, also known as Heel-Toe Drop (HTD) – might play a role in how we run. But here’s the thing, man: running shoes come with a whole entourage of over 20 different […]
Marathon under 3 hours?
Look, man, many folks who are just getting their feet wet in the running game, even those who’ve been around the block a few times, view the marathon as the ultimate boss fight, the godfather of all distances. They’re throwing every fiber of their being into trying to crush the magical “under three” hours for […]
Run training by Heart Rate or by Pace?
Introduction When it comes to running, there are two main methods for tracking your progress and setting goals: training by heart rate and training by pace. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your personal preferences and fitness goals. In this article, we will explore the differences between these […]
How to train for first Ironman Triathlon
Training for your first Ironman Triathlon can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and mindset, it is achievable. In this guide, we will provide you with some tips and advice on how to train for your first Ironman Triathlon. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a beginner, these tips will help […]
The Impact of Surface on Running Performance
External loads, such as peak tibial acceleration (PTA, reflecting the peak load on the tibia), peak vertical forces during surface contact (GRF), and vertical loading rate (IVLR), can contribute to the development of running injuries, although the evidence regarding the impact of these parameters contradicts each other. These variables are influenced by footwear, running speed, […]
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Garmin Swim Speed Sensor Garmin is reportedly developing a Swim Speed Sensor, set to be released as a separate accessory. There may be two models—one for pool usage and one for open water swimming. The exact wearing position is uncertain, but it could be on the head, torso, or ankle. Speculations include improved flip turn […]
10 Essential Running Tips for Beginners
So, you’ve decided to start running. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a journey that will test your physical and mental limits. But before you lace up your shoes and hit the pavement, there are a few things you should know. Here are 10 essential running tips for beginners. Start Slow This may seem obvious, […]
How weight affects running pace?
Introduction Weight can have a significant impact on a runner’s pace. The more weight a runner carries, the more energy they need to expend to move their body forward. This can result in slower running times and increased fatigue. However, weight is just one of many factors that can affect running pace, and it is […]
Rotate your running shoes!
If you want to avoid injury while running, it is important to vary the shoes you use. Running in different models and styles will allow you to engage different muscles in your feet, which can help prevent overuse injuries. Additionally, it is important to give your running shoes time to decompress after each use. A […]
Art of grabbing a drink
No, it is not about grabbing a drink after work in a pub next to you. It is about hydration during a race. That should not be new to any really Bad Triathlete, but if it then here is the harsh truth: There is no evidence that water helps you perform better. It is still […]