Want to stay up to date on the latest press releases and news about studies in the running, cycling and triathlon industries? Scroll below to view all endurance sport studies.
October 6, 2020
New Study Predicts Marathon Performance from Wearable Data
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
Can Neck Gaiters Really Be Just as Effective as Masks?
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.
October 1, 2020
Runners Should Trust Thirst, New Study Says
Not only does your brain sense when you’re dehydrated, it monitors what you drink and eat and adjusts your thirst immediately. Runners should pay attention. Read more on Podium Runner.
September 28, 2020
4 Ways Climate Change Affects You As a Runner
Rising temperatures, extreme weather, degraded air quality, and ravaged ecosystems could hold catastrophic consequences for endurance sports. Read more on Podium Runner.
September 21, 2020
CDC Just Issued a Warning About Gyms
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
Survey finds that morning exercise can boost creativity, productivity at work
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
RunSignup’s Biannual Registration Market Analysis Reviews Impact of COVID-19
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 7, 2020
Nasal Breathing: the Secret to Optimal Fitness?
Most of us breathe through our mouths while exercising, especially during intense aerobic workouts. However, emerging research suggests nasal breathing might be more effective. Read more on U.S. Health News.
September 2, 2020
What Triathletes Need to Know About Open-Water Quality
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
Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response
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
Run Specialty Still Eyes Slow Recovery Ahead
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
Only 30 per cent of gym goers have returned post-lockdown, study finds
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
MYLAPS organizes webinar about Covid-19 running trends
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
High-Fat Diets Still Don’t Boost Endurance
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.
August 18, 2020
Every Breath You Take: Air Pollution and Exercise
What is air pollution, what risks does it pose to us endurance runners, and how can we best protect ourselves from it? Read more on I Run Far.
August 13, 2020
Are Neck Gaiters Really ‘the Worst’ COVID-19 Face Covering?
The easy up, easy down, flexible, outdoor exerciser’s BFF, the neck gaiter face covering, got lots of hate this week, after a Duke University study said that they are “worse than wearing no mask at all.” But is it really that ineffective? A new study took a closer look. Read...
August 13, 2020
iFit Connected Fitness Now Streaming Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Walking Series
(LOGAN, Utah) — iFit, the leader in connected fitness, invites members to explore personal growth with its six-part Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Walking Series. The series teaches practices to help improve sleep, increase body positivity and self-esteem, and cultivate powerful stress-management coping tools while iFit members walk on their treadmills. “Exercise...
August 11, 2020
Thinking About Using Your Neck Gaiter As a Coronavirus Mask? Don’t
It’s tempting to repurpose your Buff or other neck gaiter as a face mask in this time of coronavirus. But a new study from Duke University in North Carolina shows that using a gaiter is worse than no mask at all. When you exhale, the gaiter’s fibers split droplets into...
August 9, 2020
If You’re Diagnosed with Cancer, Don’t Quit Exercising
The American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM), the American Cancer Society, and 15 other international organizations published new exercise guidelines for people with cancer. Researchers cited the fact that exercise not only bolsters physical and mental health, but that scads of new data proved the value of physical activity in...
August 5, 2020
RunSignup | GiveSignup Releases July Numbers to Build an Understanding of the Impact of COVID-19
Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup|GiveSignup released their July numbers showing that their volume of registrations and transactions is down 27-30% compared to July 2019, but that donation volume is up 90% compared to the same month. The report is one in a series of reports released since March 2020 to evaluate...
July 23, 2020
Majority Of Americans Don’t Plan To Renew Gym Memberships Post-COVID-19
According to a survey from TD Ameritrade, 59% of Americans don’t plan to renew their gym memberships after the pandemic is over. As reported by CNBC, the survey showed 56% of those surveyed indicated that the pandemic helped them find “more affordable” ways to get exercise and live a healthier...
July 17, 2020
Brooks Panel Sees Soul Runners Making Running Stickier
The recent surge in running activity across the U.S. is driven by runners seeking stress relief after their lives were jolted by COVID-19. Fortunately, this new group of “soul runners” is expected to be more dedicated, making running a continuous part of their lives. Read more on SGBMedia.
July 16, 2020
A New Theory on Exercise’s Anti-Cancer Effect
The ability to sustain a high rate of energy burn for a prolonged period of time may help ward off cancer, according to a new study. Read more on Outside.
July 14, 2020
Behind J&A Racing’s Virtual Experience That Became an Overnight Success Through haku
In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, J&A Racing, a locally owned running event organization based in Virginia Beach, faced a challenge. After their spring in-person events were canceled, J&A Racing had to think quickly on how they’d be able to create a new revenue stream for their organization....
July 9, 2020
The athlete’s guide to boosting iron
The endurance athlete’s equivalent of “the dog ate my homework” is “I think my iron levels are low.” Three new studies explore iron patches, injections, and dose frequency. Read more on Outside.