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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
Watch One week after Kona | Video

One week after Kona | Video

What goes through a pro’s mind one week after the Ironman World Championship? Polar triathletes Kaisa Sali, Tim Don and Sebastian Kienle share their thoughts.

October 20, 2017
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Under the skin | Polar triathletes and Ironman Kona 2017

How do triathletes Sebastian Kienle, Tim Don and Kaisa Sali prepare for the Ironman World Championship 2017 in Kona? Watch our video interviews to find out.

October 11, 2017
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Why you should always warm up before your workout

It can be tempting to skip the warm up exercises and dive right into a big workout. Here’s why you should always warm up – and exactly how to do it.

December 8, 2017
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How to choose running shoes | Expert tips for finding the right pair

To help you find the perfect pair, we invited the Swiss running company On to answer the questions you have been dying to know about running shoes.

December 7, 2017
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6 race goals that have nothing to do with a PR

Focusing on a PR can be fun, but there are other race-day goals to consider. Consider one of these 6 race goals the next time you show up to the start line.

December 5, 2017
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Why you should always cool down after your workout

No workout is complete until you’ve sufficiently cooled down. Here’s why cool down exercises are a crucial part of training.

December 1, 2017
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Planning to ride outside all winter? Do these 5 things first

Even when the weather outside is frightful, you can still ride outside all winter. Here are 5 things to do before hitting the brisk roads.

November 28, 2017
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What to do after you complete your goal race

You spent months training for your goal race and now it’s over. What comes next? Read these 5 pieces of advice for building your post-race training plan.

November 21, 2017
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My last race

For some athletes, there comes a time when the racing shoes need to be retired. Read 3 athletes’ stories of their final finish lines – and what came next.

November 15, 2017
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Five questions to ask yourself before signing up for a race

Whether your goal is a Couch-to-5K or an ultramarathon, consider these five factors before hitting the registration button and signing up for a race.

November 14, 2017
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Meal timing matters | 6 things athletes should understand about what and when to eat

As an athlete, when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Here are 6 things to understand about how meal timing can affect your performance.

November 8, 2017

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