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What Does Heart Rate Data Look Like at the Ironman World Championship?

This past summer, triathlete and coach Jen Rulon told us the story of how she accomplished her life-long goal–to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. She described the countless hours of hard work she put in, and the instrumental role WHOOP played in her training. On October 14, Jen’s dream became a…

Training for a 100-Mile Race

What does it take to run 100 miles through the Wasatch Mountains? Ultra runner Robert Edminster incorporates a wide variety of wearable technology into his training, but WHOOP is the tool he relies on most.     Robert Edminster has his dogs to thank for helping him find his passion. “I started adopting dogs and…

Training with the Fittest 60-Year-Old on Earth

Many athletes typically discover the sports they play from their parents. However, in the case of Dave Hippensteel, the opposite is true–he picked up CrossFit from his daughter. Hippensteel, the two-time defending champion in the Masters 60+ Division at the Reebok CrossFit Games, got into the sport at age 56 after a trip to see…

My Road to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship

“Champions keep playing until they get it done right.” – Billie Jean King It was 1989, I was 17 years old and ABC’s Wide World of Sports was on television. Some of you may be “young” enough to remember the tagline: “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” I was watching the Ironman…

The Strain of Public Speaking vs. Racing a Motorcycle

Zack Cooper is an assistant professor of health policy and economics at Yale University. When he’s not crunching the numbers behind escalating healthcare costs, he can often be found flying around a track at 165 miles per hour. “I somehow got mixed up in the crazy world of motorcycle racing,” Zack told WHOOP. “It was…

Don’t Just Get Enough Sleep, Get the Right Sleep

The Benefits of Sleep Regularity In college, if I rolled into the dining hall for breakfast on a weekend morning the scene was notably different than during the week. Gone were the crowded tables of excited students, and in its place were countless empty tables and only a smattering of students. What was going on…

The Strain of Freediving 40 Feet Below the Ocean’s Surface

You don’t often think of words like “strain,” “fatigue,” and “recovery” when trying to describe the events that take place during one’s vacation. But then again, holding your breath for 2-3 minutes at a time and freediving to the ocean floor isn’t exactly a typical vacation activity. My brother Blaine and I, born and raised…

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