If you associate the hormone oxytocin with breastfeeding, and are wondering what it has to do with running, read on. Oxytocin, a neuropeptide secreted by the hypothalamus, is popularly known as the “love hormone,” […]
Enhance your performance on the roads and the track by using these five legal substances.
Don’t waste all the time and energy spent training for your goal race. Make sure you plan and execute a proper taper to get the most out of yourself on race day.
Few of us will ever have the opportunity to actually compete in the Olympic Games, but that doesn’t mean we can harness the same mental tools and tricks that top athletes use to be the best.
How much water do you drink during a run or race? What if we told you it’s probably a lot more than you need? A new study by Canadian researchers at Brock University has made a […]
January 6th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Have a jealous tendency? Apparently being green-eyed monster isn’t such a bad thing. At least, that’s what we can gather from new research. But it depends on the type of envy. Published in the Personality […]
Holidays are finally behind us, and life is – or will soon be – back to normal. If you’ve stayed away from running during the Christmas and New Year’s madness, you probably traded a […]
Whether you notice it or not, those silly signs and generic “Go random stranger” cheers from the crowd might actually be helping you run faster and further than you ever thought. Seeing and experiencing […]
Improved [marathon] performance often comes with an increase to both frequency and volume of training but also carries an added risk of injury.
It is a commonly held belief amongst runners that taking carbohydrates both before and during a race is a key component of success. However a recent review of over 16,600 articles pertaining to carbohydrate use by athletes during sport performance yielded some surprising results.