December 1, 2020
RACE RESULT has developed an easy solution for contact tracing at larger events to help make sporting events safer under pandemic circumstances. Athletes can safely follow social distancing restrictions on course in most running races, but crowds of people are almost inevitable at the start and finish area, aid stations...
November 24, 2020
RunSignup | GiveSignup, the leading technology provider for US races, released the results of a survey of the endurance industry indicating that both virtual and in-person race elements are expected to important in 2021. The simple survey created a snapshot of revenue and event expectations for the industry in 2020...
November 19, 2020
Of the close to 700,000 people involved in 787 races since July, there has only been one reported case of coronavirus. One reported case doesn’t mean there weren’t other cases that went unreported or that were asymptomatic, but the results are still impressive. Canadian Running
November 5, 2020
A recent study out of the University of Calgary found that running has cognitive benefits and performing other aerobic exercises on a regular basis for just six months can boost brain function by 5.7%. The study suggests that new runners of all ages should experience at least some improvements after...
November 4, 2020
According to a timely new study of anxiety and resistance training, which involved healthy young adults, barbells and lunges, regular weight training substantially reduces anxiety, a finding with particular relevance during these unsettling, bumpy days. Find out how from the New York Times.
October 26, 2020
An analysis that covers 2,348,505 marathon results achieved during the 2009-2019 period sought to see the differences in pace throughout a marathon between women and men. The data has shown that women are 18.33% better at keeping an even pace than men. They burn out less in the 2nd half...
October 20, 2020
To better understand the challenges professional athletes have faced, Strava partnered with Stanford University for a study of 131 professional athletes in the US. The new study shows the mental, physical and financial effects the pandemic has had on the athletic community. Check out the results on Endurance.biz.
October 8, 2020
Compared to athletes from other sports, endurance athletes have a unique relationship with discomfort. After all, embracing open-ended challenges is exactly what endurance athletes do every day in training, so they are no stranger to pain tolerance. Read more on Outside.
October 7, 2020
When the pandemic hit, the subways were emptied of wary riders and the streets were drained of traffic. Cycling suddenly seemed like a safer way to get around, so more women began using the city’s bike-share program, with the number of women biking surging by 147% in July compared with...
October 6, 2020
Scientists from France and Finland have come up with a way to make predictions from smart-watch data logged during the last six months of an athlete’s training. They use mathematical models to accurately predict marathon times — and when someone is overtraining. Read more on Podium Runner.
October 1, 2020
Researchers from the University of Georgia found that single-layer gaiters provided a 77% average reduction in respiratory droplets versus no face covering at all. Two-layer masks just edged them out at 81%. However, multi-layer gaiters were the big winners with a 96% reduction. Read more on Gear Patrol.
September 21, 2020
While health experts have remained cautiously skeptical, warning that exercising in an indoor space around others could potentially expose you to the virus, the fitness industry has attempted to promote a message that there is little to no risk. Read more on Yahoo! Life.
September 10, 2020
Exercise has many positive impacts, but when it comes to work, it can really make a difference throughout the day. A recent study shows that a far higher percentage of people who exercised in the morning or during the work day noted high levels of focus, creativity and energy at...
September 9, 2020
Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup | GiveSignup released their biannual Registration Market Analysis, an effort to evaluate the true state of the endurance market in an industry without a comprehensive aggregator for data. The report builds a three-dimensional view of the marketplace, with a snapshot of major news in the industry...
September 2, 2020
Before jumping into local swimming holes, one should be aware of the potential microscopic dangers of water quality for swimming. Swimmers can be exposed to water contaminants by swallowing them, making skin contact, and even inhaling the barely-visible water vapor mist that rises from the water’s surface. Read more on...
August 26, 2020
Athletes may gain greater immunity from a flu shot than people who are less active, according to two complementary and timely new studies of exercise and vaccinations. The studies suggest that intense training amplifies vaccine response, a finding with particular relevance now as the flu season looms and scientists work...
August 25, 2020
The Running Industry Association (RIA) found sales for the majority of respondents recovered in June, but sales slowed in July, returning to pre-COVID-19 levels. The August report found that in June most run specialty shops beat retailer’s expectations, but in June, only 34% of retailers projected that sales for the...
August 25, 2020
A recent survey found that the vast majority of people have yet to go back to their gyms since they reopened. A staggering number of people have already cancelled their gym memberships, and those who still own memberships don’t plan on returning any time soon. The survey looked at several...
August 24, 2020
As part of the MYLAPS Summer Sessions, the timing company hosts a webinar coming Thursday about the latest trends in racing and tips for running events and timers to get through the Covid-19 pandemic. Tim and Jessica Murphy, co-founders of the running industry community BibRave, will be interviewed by MYLAPS...
August 18, 2020
A recently published study in PLOS One on the long-standing controversy about whether low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diets enhancing endurance performance produced negative results, so scientists made adjustments and ran the study again. Read more on Outside Online.