Category - Allgemein

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The limits of the human endurance performance: is it all in your head?
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Running according to heart rate or pace?
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Tips for running on sand
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Synchronize your running.COACH workouts with Garmin Connect and your Garmin Watch
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Producing future Olympic champions for India – The Indian Track Foundation
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Wanders miracle – How far can he go?
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How can I lose weight by running?
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Running faster and better – coordination helps!
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Boston Marathon after triple bypass operation – The story of Dave McGillivray
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Performance diagnostics for runners

The limits of the human endurance performance: is it all in your head?

There are limits to the human endurance. But what role does our brain play in it? As Alex Hutchinson, a Canadian scientist and journalist for renowned American magazines, will tell us in this interview: a big one! Alex Hutchinson is himself an experienced runner and regularly publishes articles in the well-known endurance magazine Outside (after[…]

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Running according to heart rate or pace?

Time and time again the question arises as to which method is best suited for intensity control in training: Pace, heart rate or instinct? We discussed this complex topic with sports scientist and lecturer (e.g. for athletics and endurance training) at the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Bern, Roland Schütz. Basically, endurance[…]

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Tips for running on sand

This blog post is provided by the Swiss magazine FIT for LIFE. If you’re interested in reading informative articles about running and endurance sports on a regular basis, click here (Website and content in German) What is seldom found in everyday life, is often available in abundance during the holidays: a grainy, fine sandy beach[…]

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Producing future Olympic champions for India – The Indian Track Foundation

Can you name one Indian Olympic medallist in middle- or long-distance track running? No? Well, no wonder – there is none. Read here, how Karan Singh wants to change that, dedicating his life to training and raising Indian kids to become future Olympic medalists. “My name is Karan Singh, and I’m the Head Coach of[…]

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Wanders miracle – How far can he go?

Text and pictures: Jürg Wirz – this blog entry is provided by the Swiss magazine FIT for LIFE. If you want to regularly read interesting articles about running and endurance sports, click here.    The career curve of the young Swiss Julien Wanders points steeply upwards. In the miraculous time of 59:13 minutes he outpaced the half[…]

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How can I lose weight by running?

Some do it for aesthetical reasons, some for reasons of health – losing weight. Especially in spring, people try to get rid of some extra kilos. Can running help? Yes, if you follow some simple rules! A lot of people are constantly concerned with how they can lose weight. It is commonly known that, in[…]

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Running faster and better – coordination helps!

When we think about running, keywords such as endurance, speed or strength often cross our minds. But one important piece of the mosaic for efficient and successful running is often forgotten: coordination. Coordination refers to the interaction of certain muscle groups for the optimal utilization of available forces and is geared toward a resulting maximization[…]

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Boston Marathon after triple bypass operation – The story of Dave McGillivray

After a triple bypass operation, the race director of the Boston Marathon, Dave McGillivray, will himself be taking part in the competition on 15 April. This article tells the story of a passionate runner being brutally forced to realise that fit doesn’t necessarily mean healthy.  Dave McGillivray has been a runner for pretty much his[…]

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Performance diagnostics for runners

Performance tests are not only for professional athletes. Even beginners and athletes with little free time often get important insights from taking them. Author: Raphael Huber, MSc, Movement and Sports Science, MAS in Nutrition & Health, Medbase Winterthur WIN4     Where do I stand in my training? How well is my general fitness? How[…]

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