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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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BEYOND RUNNING… Small changes to your daily routine that can make a BIG difference on race day!!

BEYOND RUNNING… Small changes to your daily routine that can make a BIG difference on race day!!

By Headsweats Ultrarunner and Ambassador –Susan Schenberg Many runners focus their energy on simply running more often, in order to become a better runner. Sadly, this commonly results in injury and burnout. Here are some simple daily changes that will pay off big time on race day.     What Are You Thinking? During a race, you will experience many highs and lows. Having the ability to control your mindset can positively affect your outcome. Here are a few of my…

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Why You Should Start Yoga: Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!

Why You Should Start Yoga: Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!

Why You Should Start Yoga Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!  — By: Keri Mandell  Have you had a chance to view my LIVE yoga sessions on the Headsweats Facebook page? If not, check out my videos on the Headsweats Youtube channel! You won’t regret it and they’re FREE. Yoga for runners:  Session 1  Session 2 Session 3 More to come!    For me, yoga and running have always gone hand in…

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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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Holiday Training Tips to Keep You on Track

Holiday Training Tips to Keep You on Track

The holidays tend to be tricky to navigate but when you’re an athlete, it takes it to another level. Fitting into your jeans after the ball drops is not your main fear but making sure you’re still on track when it comes to reaching your training goals is. This battle doesn’t have to be fought alone! Headsweats wants to help where we can. We’re so fortunate to have a superb network of athletes that love sharing their wealth of knowledge from experience,…

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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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Reasons Why You Need to Add a Workout Headband to Your Gym Bag

Reasons Why You Need to Add a Workout Headband to Your Gym Bag

Regardless of your workout of choice, exercise aficionados of all kinds have a few gym bag staples in tow every time they head out for a sweat session. Think of them as tools of the trade. Sneakers, headphones, a water bottle, an extra set of clothes, shower essentials, deodorant and a towel are surefire staples in most gym bags. Here’s another item that should be on your gym bag packing list — a headband. It really doesn’t matter if you’re…

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11 Important Life Lessons Marathon Running Can Teach You

11 Important Life Lessons Marathon Running Can Teach You

“At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill.” – Anonymous Running a marathon requires putting on your thinking cap as much as, if not more than, your running cap. Mindset counts for a lot in a 26.2-mile jaunt that is a solitary exercise. That’s where quotes like the above kick in. View…

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Aspen Winter X Games: What to Watch for in 2019

Aspen Winter X Games: What to Watch for in 2019

When: January 24-27, 2019 Where: Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountains Events: Skiing (5), Snowboarding (7), Snowmobile (4) and Real Video Series (3) Future X Games: Summer X Games–August 1-4 in Minneapolis, Minn. (features Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions) X Games Aspen 2019 unveiled its first batch of invited athletes and the competition schedule just last week, meaning before we know it, the extreme sports world will once again have its eyes transfixed on Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountains. The 23rd Winter X…

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