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Back in the day (as a high school and university athlete), I met my coach down at the track, or out at the golf course or trailhead, and we did workouts (often with the coach holding the stopwatch, calling out split times, just like in the movies), talked about them afterwards, and made plans for the next session. Later, as a club athlete, I was a “runner/coach” and decided the sessions for my training group. This was a time before Strava, so when I recorded workout data (which was very rarely), I did so with a pen, in a notebook....

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Postural control and dynamic stability require the integration of four input systems – visual, vestibular, joint proprioceptors and plantar foot skin. Of these four, one of the most important but often overlooked systems is the skin on the bottom of your feet. The skin on the bottom of your feet contains thousands of small nerve proprioceptors, all of which are sensitive to different stimuli. One of the most important stimuli coming into the foot is vibration. We use vibration not only to know how hard our feet are striking the ground but also in the maintenance of dynamic balance. But...

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Ultrarunning coach Andy Dubois got into coaching in the 1990s when as an Ironman competitor he signed up for a triathlon coaching course. Having recently quit his job as a surveyor, he knew he wanted to work in a field he was passionate about, and at the beginning coached a few triathletes while working full-time as a personal trainer. As time went on and his own sporting interests moved from triathlon to marathon to ultrarunning, his coaching interest changed as well, and he began offering marathon and ultramarathon training programs to members of the gym where he worked. Things changed...

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Unived is an Indian company that makes a wide range of natural, vegan health foods and supplements, including sports nutrition products that are used by some of the world’s top ultrarunners. We were interested in learning something about the intersection of veganism and endurance sport, so we decided to ask Unived founder Amit Mehta a few questions.

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RDRC founder Jeri Chua talks to Courtney Dauwalter, Liz Canty and Maggie Guterl about The Barkley Marathons 2021 and what happened while they were Out There in the rain and fog for 27 hours.

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