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Sleep habits around the globe – over 6 million nights measured [infographic]

We tapped into our anonymized data and put together a few highlights of the real sleep habits of Polar Sleep Plus users around the globe.

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How to determine functional threshold power (FTP) and cycling training zones

Read how a cycling power meter can help you fine-tune your workouts.

March 20, 2018
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Running power – the finishing touch in your running data mix?

Combining running power and pace with heart rate data offers unique opportunities for runners. So, if you already track pace, heart rate, and distance, maybe it’s time to put some power into it!

March 15, 2018
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Cycling vs. running – fierce competitors or the ultimate training buddies?

Which is better: cycling or running? Why not do both? Here’s how you can benefit from both and even combine them.

March 13, 2018
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When to replace running shoes | 3 signs of “shoe death” to watch for

Was your choice a hit-and-miss to begin with or are your shoes showing the three signs of “shoe death”?

March 8, 2018
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Marathon training | Getting the long runs right

When you enter the final 12 weeks of marathon training, the long run becomes a key focus. Running coach Nick Anderson tells us how to get the long runs right and “put the tiger in the cat”.

March 6, 2018
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How athletes sleep | A peek into the sleep habits and sleep data of pro athletes

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night but do athletes sleep more? And if they do, are they getting more and better sleep than the rest of us?

March 1, 2018
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The next level | Run like a pro

While most of us will never be as fast as the pros, training like one can help you tap into your full potential as a runner. Here’s how to concentrate on running form, mental toughness and recovery.

February 27, 2018
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Sleep like an athlete | How to fight jet lag when racing in a different time zone?

Don’t nap, obey the buzzer, try getting a jump start… Read more tips on how to fight jet lag from professional triathlete Chris Leiferman.

February 22, 2018
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4 things runners need to know about cross training

If all you want to be is a runner, why should you do anything but run? Because cross training will make you a better runner. Here’s why and how.

February 20, 2018

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