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Staying On Track When Life Gets In The Way

Staying On Track When Life Gets In The Way

By: James English As a husband, father of 4, part-time lacrosse coach, full-time sales executive, and an amateur triathlete who is training for another Ironman this year. I often find myself saying the phrase “the best-laid plans of mice and men…”. I travel quite frequently for business, last year I ran everywhere from Central Park in NYC, around Dallas Airport in Texas, the Strip in Las Vegas, the coastline of San Francisco and the beach along the North Sea in…

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Yoga Poses for Runners

Yoga Poses for Runners

BY: Keri Mandell  Having tight hips and legs can be very painful for a runner, but yoga can be a game-changer. Runners, like myself, often suffer from chronically tight hip flexors, hamstrings and calves. This tightness/immobility can lead to pain up the body and along the spine. So being able to lengthen, open, and stretch these areas is important. Yoga will not only help a runner’s performance, but it will also help them prevent injuries and keep them healthy &…

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Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Winter running can be tough especially when it comes to braving cold temperatures. Those less than ideal conditions on the roads/trails can make it very difficult to find the motivation to get out the door. I struggle with this too but I’ve learned some helpful tricks to continue enjoying the great outdoors year-round. Dress the part Set yourself up for success with the proper apparel and equipment by planning ahead. If you run in the dark make sure you have…

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Ambassador Story: A Decade in Review

Ambassador Story: A Decade in Review

Ambassador Story: A Decade in Review By: Keri Mandell Ten years ago, I was twenty-eight, married, living in Boston, and working in Brookline Public School. Such as in life, there were good times and bad. Over the last decade, my life has changed pretty dramatically. After having cancerous cells removed from my cervix and learning I could never have kids, I became deeply depressed. Soon after, my dad and stepmom had learned that they too had terminal cancer. All this…

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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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