How to Recover When Your Training Plan Goes Off the Rails – Women’s Running

Life takes over. You get injured, sick, or sidetracked and training isn’t going as planned. You can still salvage your next race. How’d your training plan go this summer? If your gut reaction is to cringe a little, you’re not alone. Everyone hopes their race prep—for a 5K or a marathon or any distance—goes according to plan, but it’s common for things to get off track every now and then, says Melanie Kann, a New York Road Runners coach. Whether it’s due to injury, illness, work stress, or even lack…

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LeBron James, Kevin Durant headline SI’s NBA All-Decade First Team

The conclusion of this upcoming NBA season will take us into a new decade, filled with hope, wonder, and excitement (but apparently no ninja turtle-style headbands??) With the 2010s rapidly approaching their end, Sports Illustrated decided there would be no time like the present to look back on the decade that was. So welcome to All-Decade Week, a look back at some of the players (among many other things) that made the last 10 years of basketball some of the best we’ve ever seen. Today we present the final installment…

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Think Max Scherzer is a lock to start the wild-card game if the Nats make it? Maybe not

Who starts the wild-card game for the Washington Nationals? At some point, with each successive start in which Max Scherzer is not vintage Max Scherzer, it becomes the obvious question. The obvious answer, of course, is Max Scherzer. Because there’s no way manager Davey Martinez (or any other skipper in his right mind) would ever start anybody else. But at some point, whether it’s Sept. 18 (today) or Oct. 1 (the date of the NL Wild Card Game), or some date in between, Martinez has to at least start entertaining…

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10 best individual seasons of 2010s

Will Leitch’s series on the Data Decade, closing out this remarkable decade in the year of baseball, runs every other week. Today we look at the best individual seasons of the decade. Every player wants that one season, that one perfect season, when everything falls exactly right. It’s easier to be a great player to have that year — there’s a reason three of the best four WAR seasons of all time were notched by Babe Ruth — but sometimes you just have to be excellent and have everything land…

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