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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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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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How to Beat the Heat and Keep A Cool Head

How to Beat the Heat and Keep A Cool Head

As an Ultrarunner who lives in St. Louis, summertime is pretty predictable… brutally humid with “real feel” temps which can rival that of Badwater, Death Valley. I’ve also trained in the dry heat of Badwater, with temps so hot, the soles of your shoes can literally melt… and I’ve learned a thing or two about how best to dress while training and racing during the summer months. So, What Are You Wearing? All roads should lead to WHITE as it reflects…

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Calm, Cool & Collected: Staying Warm and Dry on Race Day

Calm, Cool & Collected: Staying Warm and Dry on Race Day

“THE BEST THING ONE CAN DO WHEN IT’S RAINING IS TO LET IT RAIN.” ~ HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Race day weather was something the 2018 Boston Marathoners obsessed over for weeks, and I think we were all in denial. “I want to run in freezing rain, bone-chilling temperatures and fierce headwinds” said no one, ever. We could hear the ominous howling winds from our hotel rooms the night before. Even the hotel housekeepers were handing out cards with the weather…

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This Land Was Made for You and Me

This Land Was Made for You and Me

My name is Greg Russell and I’m a 2018 Headsweats Ambassador. This year, Headsweats has a team of ambassadors who are talented beyond words, pushing their limits in every way possible. I wish I were one of them! I’m just a normal guy who likes to run. In late April I ran my first 50k race at the Zion Ultras, and this blog post is partially a report on that race. I also want to share some thoughts on a…

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