Your Brain on Running

MeaganGeneral2 Comments

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Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what’s really going on inside my head when I go for a run. When you consider running in terms of the technology you utilize during a run–your MP3 player, heart rate monitor, GPS, etc.–your brain is likely the most advanced piece of equipment you take along with you. From controlling every … Read More

Don’t Run Yourself Out Of Breath!

Steve AnkneyGeneral2 Comments

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Although we, the TR Crew, are continuously talking about proper running form, we have yet to address another important piece of the sport: breathing.  Breathing is defined as “the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs”, and although we seem to believe this process is something we should all have under control, a great percentage of … Read More

The Science Behind the “Bad Run”

MeaganGeneral2 Comments

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On September 13, 2009, Steve and I were spectators at the finish line of the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon. After first-place finisher Raynard Tissink broke the tape, the MC immediately pulled him aside and asked, “How do you feel? How was your day?”, to which Tissink responded, “This was the worst day of my life.” The MC laughed a bit uncomfortably … Read More