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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 04:10 AM 1428 Reads
Nutrition for your marathon
Written by: Galina Pembroke
Though bread and water sounds like more of a prisoner's diet than nutrition for endurance, complex carbohydrates and simple fluids are ideal for your marathon best.
WHILE THE UK AND AMERICA support the merits of Atkins, the Czech influence on carbohydrates is far healthier and has the perfect foundation for meeting the needs of an endurance runner. Without the chain-reaction that begins with carbohydrates, all running becomes difficult to impossible.
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Posted by: pshields on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 04:34 AM 1274 Reads
26 Miles: Part III
As Seen on NewsChannel 5
With a training plan in hand and the proper training shoes, what else do runners need to get across the finish line at the Salt Lake City marathon?
NewsChannel 5's Julie Wolfe and Jeff Stoecker learn the dos and don'ts of foods which will fuel their bodies through their training and across the finish line.
Running takes a lot of energy, and where you get that energy can make a huge difference in your performance.
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 05:18 AM 1363 Reads
26 Miles: Part II
As Seen on NewsChannel 5
With their training plan set, Julie Wolfe and Jeff Stoecker are logging the miles on the road to the Salt Lake City marathon. In part two of their series, Jeff takes a look at the most important piece of equipment for runners: the shoes.
They are the only thing protecting your body from the pounding and the punishment of the road.
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 04:20 AM 1407 Reads
26 Miles: Part I
As Seen on NewsChannel 5
"I think, though, if you can even think the thought into consideration, that maybe you are ready to run a marathon, because if you're thinking sanely at the time, and you think of running 26.2 miles, you've gotta make a pretty rational decision if you are capable of that or not," says John Lonsdale, running coach with "Foot of the Rockies".
Jeff Stoecker and Julie Wolfe made that insane decision back in January.
"We were just throwing the idea around, just talking about it, and we decided to be crazy enough to do it at some point," says Jeff.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 04:06 AM 1750 Reads
Are you ready to run? Getting ready for the big run requires thorough preparation
By Greg Giesen
As April ends and May arrives, recreational and competitive runners in Racine County realize one thing - the 26th annual Lighthouse Run is just around the corner.
The race, which will take place on June 19, features 4-mile and 10-mile competitive runs and the Modine Fun Run/Walk (participants can choose either the 2- or 4- mile course).
Many runners are already in the middle of their training schedule for the race. But for people who are just starting up or are being drawn back to running because of the nice weather, there is still enough time to get ready for the race.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 04:04 AM 1849 Reads
Adidas unveils 'smart shoe' for runners
By WILLIAM McCALL
PORTLAND, Ore. - Adidas says it has created the world's first ''smart shoe'' by mating it with a computer chip that adapts its cushioning level to a runner's size and stride.
The Adidas 1 is the product of a three-year secret project the German company developed at its U.S. headquarters in Portland, Ore.
On Thursday, Adidas opened its research lab to reporters from around the world for a first peek at a shoe the company claims will revolutionize distance running and training.
''This is the first intelligent shoe ever,'' said Erich Stamminger, global marketing director for Adidas. ''It senses, understands and adapts.''
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 04:07 AM 1829 Reads
Even for runners, walking is beneficial
By THERESA DOWELL
Special to the Sun 05/10/2004
Do you want to see a runner cringe? Ask them to "walk" during a training run. They'll wince at the thought of it.
You see, runners believe that anything less than a "running pace" does not qualify them as a runner. I know, I've been guilty of this myself. How unfortunate, because they're missing out on a remarkable training tool; walking breaks. It's true. Adding short walking breaks to a run will help to increase strength and endurance with less injury and fatigue. It can even increase speed.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 04:08 AM 1448 Reads
You must stick to jogging to make it work
Thursday, April 22, 2004
By Nancy Norkiewicz
The Star Do you know what one of the quickest and most effective ways to get in shape is? If you guessed running then you're absolutely right. In terms of physical conditioning and popularity, running carries a big bang for the buck when it comes to burning calories, building cardio respiratory endurance, and finding organized events. Not to mention the additional advantage of being able to enjoy the great outdoors while out on a run.
What's disheartening however is that many who take up jogging eventually give it up. Whether it's due to an injury, boredom, or a change in the weather, many who start running for fitness will eventually throw in the towel. Read on and you'll discover several strategies that just might help you stay committed.
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Posted by: pshields on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 04:11 AM 1790 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 04:03 AM 1151 Reads
Take a Hike
or a run or a ride, and enjoy the bounty of beauty
Earth Day is here, and it's as good a time as any to take a breath, look around, go for a hike and realize what we have. We're always near the summit of those "fittest cities" lists for a reason: our plentiful back yard. We've got miles and miles of trails and acres upon acres of parks and wilderness. We've got mountains to climb and lakes, rivers and open water. Over the next five months, every corner of the state will be hosting mountain bikers, trail runners, mountain climbers, hikers, Sunday strollers and outdoors cross-trainers.
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