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Ace Your Post-Race Recovery and Prime Your Body for What’s Next

For everyone who finishes a big triathlon, marathon, or 100-mile bike ride, completing it is a momentous occasion. If you gave it your all, you’ll probably want to lie down (and maybe cry). Don’t. There’s a proven strategy for recovering from a strenuous endurance event, and it starts as soon as you...

Join a Group of Endurance Athletes To Go Faster

Unless you ran track or swam in high school or college, you likely picked up your sport with no outside group to show you how it's done. And there’s a good chance you still practice it on your own. You log miles and miles on your bike, in your running shoes, or at your local pool. But an elite endur...
positive reinforcement

The Power of Positive Reinforcement: Humango’s Approach to Motivating Athletes Towards Success

We all need motivation to accomplish our endurance sports goals. Heck, we need motivation to wake up each morning. And what is the most effective method to motivate yourself or anyone else to excel? Positive reinforcement. Negative reinforcement, whether it’s an internalized fear of failure or a coa...

How To Stay Healthy and Strong as an Endurance Athlete

Injury prevention never ranks high on an athlete’s reasons for choosing a training program, but it should. Left to our own devices, we humans easily fall into the trap of jumping into an endurance sport by going too fast, too far, and too often, only to succumb to a tweaked shoulder, stress fracture...
marathon training plan for beginners

How To Transition from Novice Runner to Marathoner

If you’re new to running and want to see how far you can take this new passion, you may be doing online searches for “half marathon training schedule for a beginner" or “10km training program for beginners.” And you’re probably trying to digest a seemingly endless array of results. Then again, you m...
cycling training plan

Cycling Training for More Power and Speed

The perfect cycling training plan has been sliced and diced into countless specialties. Training fundamentals for a triathlon will differ from those for a road cyclist, which differs from the ones used by an endurance mountain biker or gravel rider. That said, they’ll all mix in a variation of longe...
sleep recovery

The Importance of Sleep for Your Best Performance

Want to know a legal fitness hack that few people take advantage of? Sleep. That’s right, some good old-fashioned slumber. In fact, Matthew Walker, a neuroscience professor who specializes in sleep research, says, “Sleep may be the greatest legal performance-enhancing drug that too few athletes are...
multisport athlete

The Benefits of Becoming a Multisport Endurance Athlete

Participating in different endurance sports can play a crucial role in your overall health. Outside of sufficient sleep each night, exercise may be the most beneficial habit you can practice. And one way to stay active for decades is to mix things up. Doing so will reduce the risk of an overuse inju...