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Taking Time Off

Across the country, autumn means that marathon season is at its peak, and notably, near 90 percent of all runners who are training for a marathon incur some type of sports-related injury.

Body Composition vs. Body Fat

Body Composition is the technical term used to describe the different components that, when taken together, make up a person’s body weight. Body Tissues The human body is composed of a variety of different tissue types. The so-called “lean” tissues, such as muscle, bone, and organs are metabolically active, while adipose, or fat tissue, is …

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Training Toolbox – December 2013 – The Power of Positivity

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – We’ve all heard the start-line murmurs: “My legs are tired.” “I didn’t have much time to ride this week.” “I’m just here for the training.” “Whatever happens is meant to happen.” It’s likely we’ve all said those things or something similar at one time or another.  All of these …

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Cyclocross Basics Part 2

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – Cyclocross is great training for cycling and in endurance coaching circles, widely respected as not only a winter training sport, but a specialty in and of itself. It is technique-heavy, as cycling disciplines go, so it’s a good place for roadies and triathletes to keep their skills sharp. Last …

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Cyclocross Basics Part 1

As the leaves begin to change color and the road season comes to a close, thoughts often turn to cyclocross. CX is a great way to build your skills, stay in shape, and have some fun. It’s far more fun, though, after you being to get some of the technique down and you start to flow.

Junk Miles

When endurance athletes talk about training, a phrase that often comes up is “junk miles.”  There is a fair amount of misunderstanding about what junk miles are and what they mean to an athlete.  They’re often thought of as wasted time, and certainly that’s the connotation the words bring.  Junk miles are simply time put …

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