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- Wednesday, January 28
- Long-distance running (1026)
- Tuesday, January 27
- The Art of Movement (340)
- How I qualified for the Boston Marathon (539)
- Friday, December 19
- Running a marathon: Advice from a veteran (305)
- Thursday, December 18
- Do you need a running coach? (4366)
- Monday, December 15
- Five common mistakes marathon runners make (208)
- Monday, December 08
- Thursday, December 04
- Wednesday, December 03
- Dealing with injuries (133)
- Saturday, November 15
- Off Season Intervention (Part I): Fitness is in Your Muscles, not the Cardiovasc (211)
The new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, February 06, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Busy Bodies: Give your running routine some power
By KELLY GONZALEZ
Remember the glory days when you first started running?
It was exciting and challenging. You adorned yourself in new gear,
Googled running tips, programs and races, achieved a new personal
record at every race, and best of all, the excess pounds just melted
Well, time has trickled by, the peace you once achieved during long
weekend runs has become more of a chore than meditative movement, new
gear has worn your wallet thin, those personal records are at a
standstill, and no matter how many miles you run those last 5 pounds
seem to have applied for permanent residency.
When you feel powerless in your training, stuck in the same old routine
year after year, at a dead end with nowhere to go, what do you do?
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Tips for Boosting Your Memory: Running, Blueberries?
By KI MAE HEUSSNER
Jan. 22, 2010
Could you run your way to a better memory?
Earlier this week, scientists published a study adding more fuel to the
growing belief that exercise boosts brain health.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences and conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Aging in
Maryland, found that running led to the growth of new brain cells and
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 04:00 PM
Less running, more recovery as you taper for marathon
by Brom Hoban
Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
The Austin Marathon is less than three weeks away now, and prospective
marathoners are thinking about how to handle final preparations.
In recent years, the value of the traditional three-to-four week
"taper" has been questioned. Runners who cut back sharply on running
and avoid fast workouts often find themselves getting sluggish and
Today the traditional pre-marathon taper has been replaced by the
concept of "peaking" for the marathon.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 09:21 AM
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 07:29 AM
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 10:00 AM
Relying on the buddy system
By Joanne Kempinger Demski
Jan. 26, 2009
Exercise partner can help keep workouts on track
For some exercisers, the hardest part of the workout is just getting to
the gym. They must ignore that chocolate cake in the fridge or step
away from the television and its new batch of "American Idol"
For others, the problem may be finding the motivation to do more than
chat near the gym's water fountain once they get there.
Fortunately, there is a cure for these ailments: Hook up with a workout
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:00 AM
The ABCs of strength training
By Amy O'Brian
January 25, 2009
Grace and endurance are likely the first things that come to
thinking about the feather-light runners who are first to sprint across
the Sun Run finish line every year.
The elite runners glide across the pavement seemingly without effort,
their slender legs reaching easily for every next step. Their heads
barely moving and their torsos remaining upright, they betray little
sign of exhaustion.
But their sinew and style has not come without effort. Strength
training is key to the performance of any elite runner. And it is a
smart addition to the workout routine of a new runner, too.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 12:00 AM
By Fred Tasker
26th Jan 09
Today we run marathons for fun. Are we crazy? Isn't running a marathon
a giant insult to the human body and mind?
What does it do to us?
As counterintuitive as it seems to those who don't indulge, doctors,
psychologists and runners agree that the effects of marathon running
are mainly positive. It tones our bodies, calms our minds and builds up
our all-important cardiovascular system.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 07:04 AM
The Art of Movement
By Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
January 26, 2009
If you are training for an event, striving to improve your health and
fitness, or have a desire to experience less discomfort in your
endurance activity, then read on. Although this article focuses mostly
on running, the principles apply to all endurance activity. Most of us
understand that you must train if you wish to run well and for greater
distances. What is mostly ignored in running is the concept of practice.