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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 03:16 PM 1025 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 05:06 AM 1648 Reads
Go the distance: our 8-week training program begins today.
JILL BARKER Freelance
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
It's time to dust off your running shoes and get moving - the annual Mother's Day Run and Walk is only eight weeks away.
The Gazette is one of the sponsors of the 5K event and to help you get ready for the big day, we are offering an eight-week training program geared to even the most reluctant exerciser. If you have participated in the run before but have let your training lapse, now is the time to get back into running shape. And for all of you who have yet to go the distance, here's your opportunity to stop procrastinating.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 04:08 AM 1242 Reads
Food is your body's fuel
Q: If I work out hard enough, can I eat whatever I want?
A: If your only concern is maintaining your current weight then you may be able to get by with poor food choices in increased quantities, but with a lot of hard work in the gym because the bottom line regarding weight control is your calorie balance.
To lose weight, you need to have a negative caloric balance; that is, you must consume fewer calories than your body uses each day. To maintain your current weight, your caloric intake must equal your calories used; if you consume more calories than your body uses, you will gain weight. So, if you are working out hard enough to use all the calories you are taking in, theoretically you should maintain your weight.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 15, 2004 - 04:05 AM 1292 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 04:09 AM 1130 Reads
Heart rate can guide training
Time and distance aren't the only variables to track during a workout.
"I'm a huge heart-rate-training fan," says Philip Deeter, general manager of Fleet Feet running store in Chicago and a veteran of 16 marathons. "It's a much smarter, efficient and really a safer way to train."
That's true no matter the goal: burning fat during a spinning class (you might actually want to slow down your heart rate a beat or two), building up to the Boston Marathon, or staying fit during a pregnancy, Deeter said.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 13, 2004 - 04:23 AM 1161 Reads
Easing shin splint pain
3/10/2004 3:00 PM
By: Dr. Mike Duffy
Shin splints are one of the most common injuries suffered by runners.
The different surfaces a runner goes on will determine what happens to their feet. Concrete is the hardest surface and the worst. Blacktop is softer, but it's also pitched for drainage. The best surface to run on is either dirt or a treadmill.
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 08:13 AM 1108 Reads
Watching my steps to avoid injuries
By Michael Yount
The Salt Lake Tribune
I've been asked over and over if this weekly column causes added pressure -- if I'm more nervous about failing or not finishing my first marathon than if I had trained more discreetly. I suppose there's a little of that sentiment, but not much. Mostly, I worry about injuries.
The running has gone better than expected -- so far -- although I find myself analyzing every little twinge and ache. I've managed to hold together, but trust me, I'm knocking on wood between each keystroke. Injury prevention is a combination of good training habits, physiology, post- and pre-run treatment and, unfortunately, some luck.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:17 AM 972 Reads
Running for your Life
Starting a program now will benefit your future
Ways to get started
GOOD: Start slowly. Walk a little, run (slowly) a little, walk a little, run a little, and so on for about 30 minutes. Then add a little more running to each segment every 1-2 weeks until you are able to run 30 minutes without any walking.
BETTER: Same as the first, but add an exercise partner or two. It makes exercising more enjoyable and increases the likelihood that you will stick with it.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 12:38 AM 2712 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 04:20 AM 1505 Reads
Time to sort out pain issues is now
If you find yourself physically compensating for a problem, get help
Jenny Lee Vancouver Sun
Monday, March 01, 2004
For many Sun Runners, training is now becoming more of a challenge.
Running isn't necessarily pain-free, acknowledges physiotherapist David Sandles of Eight Rinks Ice Sport Centre Physiotherapy Clinic in Burnaby.
"None of us have perfect bodies. The ability to achieve is only partly genetic. A lot of it is what goes on upstairs in the mind. Do you shy off with pain or grit your teeth?"
But if you're compensating for pain in a physical way (such as shortening your stride, hitching one side or recruiting other muscles) it's important to reassess. Runners blow it when they insist on sticking to their training programs, Sandles says.
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