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The Haywire Haeart, overtraining, heart problems, endurance athletes

The Haywire Heart- how too much exercise can kill you

This article is an excerpt from The Haywire Heart, the first book to explore heart conditions in athletes. Based on the studies of Dr John Mandrola, it targets athletes who compete in endurance sports like cycling, triathlon, running races of all distances, and cross-country skiing and highlights the dangers of overtraining.

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The roller-coaster ride of a multisport athlete

The highs and lows in a multisport athlete’s life and training are comparable to a roller-coaster: up-down, fast-slow. We all have that moment: we question our training our goals and possibly at times the point of going for the run, cycle or swim session. We find an excuse, justify not doing it for some reason or flat out feel we don’t have the energy. This is a normal problem. Unless you are taking something that […]

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Do you need a coach?

Is getting a coach for you? How will a coach help? The Myth Only the pros need coaching The Reality You do not need to be a pro athlete to have a coach. In fact, there is probably more need for the non-pro to have a coach, than the pro! The Dilemma Over-training, under-training, peaking and injuries – bumps that become hurdles that become walls in any athlete’s running career Let’s look at a runner’s […]

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Dom Wills finds yet another climb, this time out of Bloukrans River in the 2013 Otter. Photo: Jacques Marais/Sony

Pacing tips for Otter African Trail Run

The flat sections near the end of Otter African Trail Run, that 42km epic along the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, are the nemesis of most runners, says Otter Trail Run coach Ryan Hodierne. Podium hopeful Kane Reilly says: “The 42km distance of the Otter’s pristine Garden Route trail is not what delivers the infamous Otter Bite. It’s the many short, steep, and often stepped climbs that do.”

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The IronCowboy: 50 IRONMAN, 50 states, 50 days

For most people, the thought of completing just one IRONMAN triathlon is a daunting one. Now imagine doing 50 of them, in all 50 states of the USA, in 50 days! On 6 June, James Lawrence dubbed the “IronCowboy” after he completed a marathon in a patterned cowboy hat, began a quest to complete this seemingly impossible feat. The stunt, which began in Hawaii, had many sceptical at first, not least because of the physical […]

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20° South: Running from Namibia to Mozambique

The 20° South run is an expedition of monumental proportions. Darren Clarke and Jon O’Hanlon are attempting to cross the width of Africa along its 20th parallel, from Namibia’s Skeleton Coast to Mozambique’s east coast. This 3,000km journey, through often uncharted territory, will follow the paths of rivers, elephant migrations and meandering lines – all for a good cause. The run is set to take three and a half months, with the pair running 45km […]

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Become a triathlete this winter

Winter is typically a time when most sporting activities shift into reverse gear and play second fiddle to the TV and X-box.  But you don’t have to roll over so easily! For serious athletes, winter is when the hard work is done: thousands of kilometres on the bike and lap upon lap of a heated pool, not to mention several pairs of running shoes worn out. If you are new to the multisport tribe and have decided to take […]

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Start trail running

So you want to start trail running? Imagine it: You are in the outdoors, amongst nature, conquering terrain amongst beautiful scenery, that’s what is so cool about trail running! The soulful activity can take you to some of the most stunning places on the planet, many of them untouched by mankind. If you have a sense of adventure, trail running is one of the easiest ways to get off the couch and into the great […]

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Bryton Amis S430H runner GPS watch

The Bryton Amis S430H is the perfect GPS sports watch for runners of all levels. It incorporates an impressive watch body and stylish wrist straps making it a sporty and fashionable accessory. The watch displays real-time pace, distance, stride, lap information, and much more, as you run. View all of these stats on the large 1.28″ Mono LCD screen. Leave it on if you want to take a shower or a swim after your run, as […]

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Change a Life Academy dominate The Sandy

The running arm of Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change A Life Academy made a big impression at the recent 14km The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule, along the sand from Umhlanga to Suncoast as 10 runners clinched top 20 places. ‎ John Ntuli, who also coaches the RMB Change A Life Academy mountain bike team, stunned the race by finishing second, while young team mate Sanele Maphumelo was right on his heels in third. The […]

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