What a Pro Looks Like

Jessica Meyers

By PowerPlay Athlete Jessica Meyers, photo by Nils Nilsen When I first turned professional in triathlon in 2006, I had been accepted to the National Resident Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  I was also still in the Army, but as a new member of a small unit…

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Project 90: The Final Week

runner on beach

The final week of Project 90 is here. What I’ve learned is invaluable. Everything about the program will go into my bag of tricks. Without having someone with you daily, the program does a superb job of not allowing you to feel like you’re out there on your own. I…

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When you know what not to do but you do it anyway…

Jessica Meyers PowerPlay

By PowerPlay Athlete, Jessica Meyers Most cyclists have heard the expression that there are two types of riders; the ones who have crashed and the ones who are waiting to crash.  I thought about how true this is and how you can take it a step further for endurance athletes;…

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Project 90: My Trainer

Running Feet

Coordinating groups present challenges. Individuals have different needs, backgrounds, and expectations. Group dynamics and group psychology play a role in reaching a desired outcome. Add coaching to a group and other issues must be addressed. It would be beneficial if everyone was in the same location. In Project 90 participants…

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Project 90: Halfway There

When I received the e-mail about the start of week 9, I couldn’t believe over half of Project 90 was complete.  Where did the time go?  I remember being excited to start the program.  I dreaded committing to 90 days.  That’s a long time!  However, the promise of preventing injury…

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To Swim or Not to Swim?

swimmer

By PowerPlay Athlete, Jessica Meyers That is the question.  How many times do we feel overwhelmed, tired, unmotivated?  The last thing we want to do is pull on a bathing suit and go dive into a cold pool.  We’ve all been there.  We all have stressors.  As my coach likes…

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Project 90: A Running Revolution

PowerPlay Sunset

When I saw Gearhead Outfitters starting a program called Project 90 the shivers and chills made their way through my body when I heard echoes of Shaun T and Tony Horton’s voices awaken from my memory. Anytime I see the letter “P” with the number “90” I think of the…

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How Does Cold And Compression Therapy Help You Recover Faster?

PowerPlay Athlete

Studies have shown that people who use cold and compression therapy together as opposed to just one of those therapies alone recover from their injuries significantly faster. The many benefits of cold and compression therapy include reducing pain, swelling, and edema, while promoting faster healing, muscle recovery, and stimulating blood…

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Recovering From Lateral Epicondylitis, A.K.A. Tennis Elbow

Elbow injuries caused by cycling

The following blog post was the winning submission into our Sports Injury: What the Heck Happened to You Contest. By Dr. Nicole Dorholt It’s not traumatic, and it’s not glamorous, but lateral epicondylitis, a.k.a. tennis elbow, will keep you off your bike just as effectively as any other sports injury…

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