Sleep, Strength and Track & Field | Endurance News & Random Musings
Sleep is the best performance enhancer there is.
If you are worried about "optimizing" your health, well-being, or performance but you are not sleeping 7 to 9 hours per night, start there.
"Talent and trainability are undoubtedly written in our genes, but in ways that are endlessly nuanced and unfathomably complex. Success and failure only look predetermined in hindsight."
on the limits of predictive DNA tests:
"The trickiest part of strength training, for most endurance athletes, is getting started. There are plenty of good reasons to do it. But there’s an important wrinkle that doesn’t get much attention: when should you stop?"
When to Stop Strength Training Before a Big Race
Correctly timing all the elements of your taper can give you an extra edge on race day
There’s simply not enough data here to draw conclusions, but there are some hints in previous studies that there might be an “overshoot” effect that supercharges your fast-twitch muscle fibers a week or two after you stop your strength training routine. That’s fodder for future research—but even without an overshoot effect, these results add support to the idea that you can and probably should taper your strength training at least a week before a big race.
BREAKING: With quick-surging coronavirus outbreaks across Japan, the head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee said a “tough decision” likely will need to be made in either February or March. Whether that means curtailing spectators, or worse, remains to be seen.
They should... seeing as they had a problem with me wearing their gear to protest racial injustice
Wear a mask
· Jan 12
Does @TeamUSA have any thoughts about a former gold medalist swimmer wearing their gear as he participated in the deadly insurrection last week? https://swimswam.com/olympic-gold-medalist-in-us-capitol-during-clashes-video-appears-to-show/
Stanford will welcome in Garces Memorial defensive end Zach Buckey (173-6 in the discus and primed for another breakout). If the name sounds familiar, his dad (Jeff Buckey) also went to Stanford for FB/TF and is one of just six California preps to go 210-00 in HS in the event!
BREAKING: The Clovis Cross-Country Invitational, scheduled for February 6th, has been rescheduled. The new tentative date on Saturday, March 6th.
"One reason running is so satisfying is that its goals can easily and continually adjust as our skills improve — we don’t have to find a better opponent or a higher mountain — we can just scale our times to our new reality."
Kenya will bid for the 2025 World Athletics Championships. It staged the World U18 Championships in 2017 and is set to host the World U20 Championships this summer.
Africa has never hosted track & field's biggest event.
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