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COVID-19: What Coaches Need to Know...

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By Jeff Sankoff (trainingpeaks.com)

At this point, nearly everyone knows about the dangers presented by the Coronavirus, but as coaches, what do we need to tell our athletes?

What is COVID-19? Where did it come from? 

COVID-19 is a newly discovered, novel Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that circulate widely and are commonly found in humans and many mammals such as cows, camels, cats, pigs and bats. Normally, Coronavirus infection causes a mild respiratory illness that we think of as a ‘common cold.’  ...

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Better Than Money...

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By Danny Welch (thehill.com)

The benefits of routine exercise have been well documented. Blaring headlines tout weight loss, muscle gain, lower cholesterol, improved mental health, sharper focus, stronger bones and a stronger heart, among other improvements.

But a new study has shown that exercise may actually be more important to happiness than wealth.

In a large survey of 1.2 million Americans, researchers from Yale and Oxford universities have shown that people who exercise are markedly happier than people who don’t — even if they have less income.

The study, just published in the leading medical journal Lancet, shows that people who are active report they have 35 days of poor mental health a year. Those who are sedentary report an average of 18 additional down days...

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Gwen Adjusts Her Goals...

 

By Tagwenstride.pngylor Dutch (runnersworld.com)

In the last two years, Gwen Jorgensen has been tested. The Olympic gold medalist endured the first chronic injury of her career, had surgery to correct it, and navigated the physical and emotional challenges involved with recovery. ...

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"Everything We Know About Breathing is Wrong"....

 

nosebreather.pngED. I announced at the first triathlon I attended. It was the Firebird Lake Triathlon south of Phoenix, Arizona on June 5, 1982. The Top 3 male finishers were George Dallam, Norman (Paul) Huddle and Jimmy Riccitello, all of whom would become recognized as triathlon pioneers. The article you are about to read is about Dr. George Dallam's breakthrough research on breathing during exercise. It's interesting stuff.

By Susan Lacke (triathlete.com)

Everything we know about breathing is wrong.

Next time you go for a run, pay attention to the way you breathe: Do you inhale and exhale solely through your nose? If you’re like most athletes, probably not – and that might be hindering your performance. Here’s the answer to the age-old question, “Should you breathe through your mouth or nose when running?” ...

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Snubbed...

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In an earlier post we predicted that PATRICK PARISH was, by our reckoning, a slam-dunk for at least a USA Triathlon Duathlete of the Year Honorable Mention. We also claimed that BECKY YOUNGBERG had a shot at Du Master of the Year HM, but noted that because Nationals and/or Worlds were not on her schedule, the liklihood of was slim.

USAT's Duathlete of the Year list was posted a week ago, and to our chagrin, neither Parish, a multiple DOY winner, nor Youngberg, were included. (Becky, however, did collect a very well-deserved Masters Triathlete of the Year HM.

The female MOY went to Kirsten Sass, 40, of McKenzie, Tennessee, which was not a surprise. Her resume was highlighted by overall Top 5 finishes / 1st 40+ at Standard and Sprint Du Nationals.

KS is the real deal, and has been the most awarded (by USAT) female multisportswoman for the better part of the last decade.

Three of the four MOY Honorable Mentions, though, did not have resumes that, in our opinion, demanded inclusion. Becky's scorecard boasted wins at Apple and Gear West and should have been considered....

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