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Endurance Athletes, don’t ignore these symptoms! My journey to overcome chronic pain by Victoria Stopp

Endurance Athletes, don’t ignore these symptoms! My journey to overcome chronic pain by Victoria Stopp

By Victoria Stopp I hadn’t felt right for a while, and while that’s pretty non-specific, it’s an important feeling to honor, especially for athletes. My feet had become almost completely dysfunctional in the spring after not having any previous issues with them whatsoever. After doctors’ appointments, physical therapy workups, way too many new shoes, and five weeks of barely being able to walk a few steps, the answer finally came from a young chiropractor just a few blocks from my…

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Mindset Training

Mindset Training

By: Headsweats Ultrarunner – Susan Schenberg & Coach Renae Cobley As an Ultrarunner, I believe that if you are consistent with your training, the most important component to Ultra success is your mindset; as the mind tells the body what to do. So, how will Mindset Training improve your overall performance? I posed this question to Mindset and Running Coach, Renae Cobley, who shared her expertise below with our Headsweats readers. “You are either the captain or the captive of your…

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Why Spartan Athletes Love Headsweats Gear

Why Spartan Athletes Love Headsweats Gear

In August 2018, we partnered with Spartan Race, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, as the Official Custom Headwear Provider. Since then, each Spartan athlete has trained hard and kept a cool head with our ultralight, moisture-wicking, headwear. Like Spartan, Headsweats is dedicated to providing the highest quality product possible. Spartan ensures quality and challenging obstacle races while Headsweats creates headwear equipped to help athletes perform at their best. To make sure we are achieving our goals, we…

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Conquering New Heights with Type 1 Diabetes: Project 50 in 50

Conquering New Heights with Type 1 Diabetes: Project 50 in 50

In the summer of 2019, athletes Patrick Mertes and myself will be launching Project 50-in-50, an attempt to climb the tallest peaks in each state of the US. We’ll be doing this all while managing our type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the pancreas no longer produces insulin, a vital hormone for delivering energy to the body. A little over 300 people, nicknamed “Highpointers” have completed all 50, usually over the course of their lifetime. We’ll be doing it…

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From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

Last month I flew out to Honolulu to try my first ever Xterra trail race – the Xterra 21k trail World Championships at Kualoa ranch on Oahu. The course had about 3000’ of vertical gain over 13.3 miles with plenty of mud, slipping, and gorgeous views. For those of you who have never been to Hawaii, this is the famous park where Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor were filmed which meant plenty of tourists spectating throughout the course. The race…

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Racing for a Cause: Getting Stronger Together

Racing for a Cause: Getting Stronger Together

It’s 40 degrees at 7 a.m. on October 13, 2018, and I’m at the mouth of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument with 150 other intrepid trail runners. I had traveled almost 650 miles – a drop in the pan compared to some of the folks there – to this place to be part of something that words can’t properly memorialize, nor would pictures do justice. But the beauty and the brotherhood felt among the runners was only the tip…

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Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Running tests your body’s physical limits in atypical, often unfamiliar settings. And no matter how far or fast you run, there are risks – dehydration, injuries, strangers, cars; the list goes on. But these risks shouldn’t deter you from running, they should just ensure you take adequate precautions. There are also various running training plans available online that get you prepared enough so that you can focus on your training with nothing else on your mind. This article is going…

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Life On Water: Part 2

Life On Water: Part 2

Catch up on Life on Water (Part 1) from #TeamHeadsweats Ambassador, Hugh McAdam! The next day of the regatta was our Rep- serious “do or die” time. The top four boats move on to the quarter finals, and the last two boats get dropped automatically. After weigh in and taking into account everything we learned and digested the day before, both Peter and myself began to get ourselves at the right level of hyped. For each athlete your state of…

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Life On Water: Part 1

Life On Water: Part 1

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to represent the United States at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. There are so many cool and interesting topics to write about- the training, the race itself, the world of elite level rowing, the mental and physical challenges- so please bear with me! For those reading that aren’t rowers, I’ll try to explain all the rowing terminology as we go. There are two types of rowing: sweep rowing where each athlete…

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Everyday Wellness

Everyday Wellness

Today, the 17th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, is a day to celebrate the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women everywhere. This day is an important reminder to women to get out and move our bodies or to take time to slow down to help with continued physical fitness and health. Here are some ways that you can share in this celebration of women’s health and fitness: Take a hike. Hiking is great physical activity…

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