Here are some interesting articles we came across this week!
A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit | Gina Kolata at The New York Times | "The other group was deceived. Each cyclist was told to compete against an avatar that would be moving as fast as that athlete had in his best effort. Actually, the avatar was programmed to race 2 percent harder or 5 percent harder."
Changing Your Stride Frequency | John Davis at Runners Connect | "if you want to run faster, you’ve got to do one of two things: increase your stride length or increase your stride frequency."
The Art of Recovery During Marathon Training | Mackenzie Lobby at Active.com | "Rest days allow you to focus on other priorities in your life so you can maintain both balance and sanity. The nutritional and physical aspects, however, require you to be more proactive."
10 Unbelievable Diet Rules Backed by Science | Adam Bornstein at Shape.com | "You see, when you really dig into the research, most of what you assume is correct about dieting is actually wrong."