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Ten Tips on How to Beat the World's Toughest Mudder

Simon Donato | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports
Simon Donato

To help you reach the finish line, I've compiled ten key tips using my experiences, pro-tips from North America's Best OCR racers, and insider info from Tough Mudder staff on how to prepare for, and beat the World's Toughest Mudder in 2015.

A Warm-Up to Get More From Fitness

Ed Harrold | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed Harrold

What does every athlete or fitness enthusiast want the key to? We all yearn for that space where exercise feels effortless physically and meditativ...

If You Want To Get A Long Workout In, Drink Beet Juice

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Among the pantheon of great sports drinks, here's a new, not especially glamorous addition: Beet juice. According to a small study, beet juice m...

One Minute Longer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One of my favorite books as a child was called, if memory serves, Favorite Dog Stories. I rather doubt the collection had much genuine literary merit....

Respect the Distance

Paul Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Benjamin

Dolphins swimming with triathletes in Santa Barbara, California A triathlete endures a beautiful mix of mental and physical feats up to the point whe...

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

It was my mom who armed me with the motivation and confidence to be a better man. All of my success can be traced back to the lessons she taught right in our living room. And while she's no longer with us, her wisdom, principles and legacy will surely long outlive me.

What Special Athletes Can Teach Us About Parenting; Father's Day Edition

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Joe De Sena

Joe Galasso is clinical psychologist who specializes with individuals with disabilities and also with professional athletes. There is a specific part of his job that he holds close to his heart; working with Special Athletes.

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of time.

Finishing Behind Lance Armstrong

Joe De Sena | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Joe De Sena

At what point is winning not worth it? This is a tale of dignity. I recently interviewed a nine-time Tour de France competitor who raced during th...

Patience Is a Waste of Time

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

The key is the thought process behind the decision, as well as intent. Inactive patience is laziness. Patience with a plan, coupled with perseverance is a commanding weapon to hold in your utility belt.

Alaska Man Embarks on 50-Mile Nighttime Walk Between Remote Villages -- at 30 Below

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weird News
Alaska Dispatch News

A man was found unharmed after walking nearly 50 miles from the interior Alaska community of Birch Creek to Fort Yukon overnight Monday in subzero temperatures.

Nico Pitney

This Extreme Endurance Icon Ran 95 Miles In 24 Hours Wearing A Wetsuit | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.22.2015 | Sports

Simply finishing the World's Toughest Mudder is a feat of physical and mental ferocity. It's a contest for athletes "who find marathons too easy a...

5 Yoga Poses That Train You For Winter Sports

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Use this practice as a warm-up or cross-training sequence to lengthen and strengthen your body for skiing and snowshoeing.

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Congratulations on making it to the starting line after months of marathon training. Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best race. Good luck and godspeed!

Do You Have What It Takes to Run a Marathon?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My son asked me if I'd had a bad run. "No, Bud. There's no such thing as a bad run. Some are just tougher than others. Those are the ones that make us stronger."

How Fartlek Training Can Help Make You a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Fartlek is a term borrowed from the Swedish. The Swedish word Fart (speed) and lek (play) combine to form the word Fartlek (speedplay). Fartlek traini...

5 Rules to Run Better for Life

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Overtraining is the number one cause of injuries in runners. If you overdo it and put your body under too much stress too often, running can cause you more harm than good.

10 Toughest Endurance Races in the World

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

Anytime your race plan involves running on the white line of the highway to keep the soles of your shoes from melting, you know you're in for a suffer-fest. Here, based on my personal suffering and the suffering of others, is my top 10 list of the world's toughest endurance races.

Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing (or Not)?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The fitness industry is a lot like fashion, where old trends come back into vogue but usually with a updated twist. If it's tried and true, and there's research to back it up, it will be back or here to stay.

Can We Get Exercise From A Pill?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

An exercise pill? Researchers are developing a new drug that may bring some of the beneficial effects of exercise. A recent study involving mice sh...

Dare to Be 100: Slow Down Last

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Ron is simply one of the greatest runners ever. At one time, he held every world record for distances from 2 miles to 20 km.

Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I am a runner. I'm not likely to ever qualify for Boston, but as always, I will do what I can do... and when I run, will carry Boston in my heart.

Netzach And Tragedy

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

The story of endurance and eternity is heartbreaking in the wake of the Boston Marathon. There are no satisfiable answers to why these things happen. Just a raging desire to find comfort, any kind of comfort, in the face of a ghastly tragedy.

Getting Through Your Gethsemanes

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The final week in Jesus' life included especially great depths and heights: He faced a dark night of the soul in Gethsemane, a torturous cross and, ultimately, a glorious resurrection. Identifying with Jesus in His journey keeps us focused and faithful in ours.

The Adventures of Zelza Zero -- a Race to the Finish

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Forty-five days seems like a short period of time to raise thousands of dollars, but in reality it's a long way to the end. You must have a plan for maintaining your energy, and a backup plan for when you don't meet your goals.