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Make the right choice, HIIT or LSD?
Endurance athletes know that a combination of short, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), with higher volume, long, slow duration/distance (LSD) sessions is best for fitness. However, the debate tends to get more polarised when discussed in the context of fat and weight loss and improved health. READ MORE: Cardio revolution:... Read more
The 2021 IRONMAN VR All-Terrain Series set to kick off
Join the IRONMAN Virtual Club for the 2021 IRONMAN VR All-Terrain Series and virtually train and race for free from wherever you are in the world! The six-month series will take you on a virtual tour of the best terrains featured in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 race locations. Each... Read more
Smart real-time virtual coaching delivers performance benefits for runners
Runners who trained with Under Armour’s real-time Form Coaching feature ran 7% faster and 3% farther than those who didn’t, according to anonymised data from the UA MapMyRun app. Under Armour has led development in smart sneaker technology in recent years, helping athletes achieve better runs with the HOVR... Read more
Put your best running foot forward
The optimal footstrike for runners remains a hotly debated topic, with minimalist running shoes often touted as the ideal option to get runners onto their mid-foot or forefoot. Minimalist advocates suggest this will help to reduce your injury risk while making you a more efficient athlete. Conversely, minimalist denialists... Read more
CMA cancels 2021 Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has regrettably announced its decision to cancel the Comrades Marathon scheduled for 13 June 2021. The decision to cancel comes as an enormous disappointment to tens of thousands of runners and, according to a press statement, has also been a tough call for... Read more
2020 a year like no other for sport, Strava report reveals
Insights from Strava’s global community of over 73 million athletes shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on competition, performance and habits. Strava’s annual Year in Sport report revealed a boom in global exercise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As athletes adapted to 2020’s widespread changes to competition... Read more
Unlock fat-fuelled energy with ketones
Burning fat for fuel offers endurance athletes numerous benefits because it’s a denser energy source. That means you get more calories per gram for sustained energy without spiking insulin levels. The other benefit is that fats can help maximise glycogen utilisation, which is a finite resource due to limited... Read more
[SEPT] 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa
Date: 5 September 2021 Entries for the Biogen-backed 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa, which takes place in Buffalo City, East London, will be limited to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. What hasn’t changed is the challenging course, which includes a one-loop 1.9km ocean swim, 90km out-and-back bike course... Read more
Support your sports recovery with dairy
No matter your sporting code or level of proficiency, peak performance relies on optimal recovery. Nutrition plays a vital role in how well and how quickly you recover following athletic exertion. And as training loads ramp up in the summer months, a basic understanding of an athlete’s nutritional requirements... Read more
The Dreyer family #9PeaksChallenge adventure
Living fit is about more than just that 45-minute gym session each day. It’s about a lifestyle filled with activity, a zest for life and a spirit for adventure. And few families embody that ideal more than the Dreyers. Dad Martin and mom Jeannie are legendary South African ultra-endurance... Read more