Last August 16, in Beijing, we saw a massive upset in the semifinal heat of the 100-meter sprint when one of the pre-race favorites, Tyson Gay, failed to qualify by 0.02 seconds. It was supposed to be the scene for the biggest race of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the sprint to see who will be crowned the world's fastest man.
You must have probably tried this in your fist time of upping your mileage during a marathon training: Going from eight-minute miling to 10-minute miling but then your legs just would not go faster. But once you'd adapted to the extra miles it got easier, until one day you went out expecting the normal struggle and found that you just flew along. Take heart! It gets better as you adapt.
Asafa Powell, while waiting for the Athletics schedule in Beijing, says drug tests could affect his 100-meter performance. Powell fears that the continuous blood tests he has received in the last few days can affect his chances of winning his first 100-meter title in the Olympic Games.
Expert Author: Valorie Cherice
It can be extremely exhausting if you're training or a triathlon, but know this: It doesn't have to be that way. Although a triathlon will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally, it can be a lot of fun too.
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As a lifelong runner, master's and senior competitor in track, I have read hundreds of stories on techniques addressing specific aspects of training. It was not until I bought and read Running, The Lydiard Way that training philosophy became more important than individual workouts to achieve specific results. Lydiard's work is a textbook not only on his philosophy of running but also on the physiology of exercise.
Expert Author: Michael Russell
Every coach starts out the new season with his own philosophy of how his athletic program should be built and maintained. Many coaches consider a good, strong foundation is needed to center the program around. Several factors in building this strong foundation include physical development, mental development and career development along with recruiting, faculty and parent support.
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How can you improve your performance at your next tennis game or soccer match? Taking care of your body and mind might be the key. Here are 5 tips for improving your physical and athletic performance.
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Are you an older athlete or fitness enthusiast? Here are some ideas of how to stay in the game and improve performance. This last weekend, I met with someone who I haven't seen for 8 years or so. This person, a quiet and very kind man, was my training partner for my first marathon 12 years ago. It was great to see him - not only because he looks so fit and healthy at age 57, but also because it was only this weekend that I truly felt the way that he "touched" my life so many years ago.
Expert Author: Allana Korbasti
Gymnastics is increasingly getting positioned as the most popular sport in the world. What attracts and fascinates people is the graceful and acrobatic movements that the gymnasts are able to perform. Many enthusiasts like to watch gymnastics competitions on television. Many children join gymnastics clubs with the hope of becoming the next Olympic star or being able to do flips on a balance beam that most gymnasts do with ease.
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Marathons are becoming more and more popular these days. Marathons in large cities around the United States have started lotteries to pick the participants because of overwhelming registrations. At Liveleantoday.com, we wanted to support people with their marathon training programs. If you are going to make the commitment to train for a marathon lets make the effort count.
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