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Motivation

Be inspired by success stories, get motivation tips and read about all things worthy of a motivational quote.

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When love for sports hurts | Two inspiring athlete stories of pushing through the pain

At times, your love for sports is tested but you can learn to overcome painful moments and master discomfort. Read two inspiring athlete stories of how they pushed through the pain.

February 7, 2018
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10 professional athlete-approved ways to mentally prepare for race day

Being mentally ready for a race is just as important as making sure your body and gear are tuned up. Here’s how 4 Polar athletes mentally prepare for race day.

October 27, 2017
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When motivation wanes: 12 ways to get it back

Losing the motivation to train happens to the best of us. The next time your motivation wanes, try one of these athlete-tested tricks to get it back.

October 26, 2017
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Running data highlights from 45 million runs [infographic]

Can you keep up with the pace of the fastest runners? Take a peek into your fellow runners’ running data (anonymized, of course).

May 24, 2018
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How a chubby engineer started triathlon training | A tale of a triathlete

You don’t have to be a pro athlete to start triathlon training. Read how a chubby engineer got into triathlon and why he got hooked for life.

May 22, 2018
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Success secrets for the self-coached runner, part 1 | Motivation

World-class endurance runner Calum Neff shares his secrets to finding motivation as a self-coached athlete with other overarching priorities in his life.

April 10, 2018
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Biking to work Q&A | 11 tips and tricks for bike commuters

Biking to work is more sustainable, fun, and oftentimes quicker than driving or taking the bus. And you don’t have to be a superstar cyclist to do it.

March 29, 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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An athlete’s love story isn’t about pink hearts and Valentine’s Day cards

This year we say no to the traditional Valentine’s Day fantasies and talk about true love for sports. What is an athlete’s love story made of?

February 14, 2018
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The 9 best workouts of the year

After settling in, even the most inspiring fitness routine can turn into a rut. If you’re bored with your regular workouts or need to mix it up, take a look back at some of the best workouts and fitness exercises from the Polar blog.

January 25, 2018
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4 reasons to wear a fitness tracker to the gym

Of course you wear your favorite fitness tracker when you’re running or riding outside. But if you usually ditch it when you head to indoor workouts, here are four reasons to wear a fitness tracker to the gym.

January 16, 2018
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15 healthy New Year’s Resolutions to make 2018 your fittest year yet

In need of a little resolution inspiration to jump start your New Year exercise plan? Here’s how 15 Polar Ambassadors are committing to their health in 2018.

January 9, 2018

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