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Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 04:04 AM
Hard endurance training can disrupt immune system
BY DAVID QUICK
Of The Post and Courier Staff
Like many runners and triathletes, pilot Eric Parker has had his bouts with bugs
before or after big race events.
Two days before last year's Ironman in Lake Placid, NY, he suffered from a
fever, nausea and stomach cramps. And following two marathons, Myrtle Beach and
Kiawah Island, he suffered from bad colds.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 04:01 AM
Breaking Through the Wall
by Dave Kuehls
For most runners, the last 10-K
of a marathon is also the toughest. These strategies will help you break
through to the finish li
Just a 10-K to go? For marathoners, that phrase is both a blessing and a curse.
It means you're almost there: only 6.2 miles to the finish. But it also means
the toughest part is yet to come.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 04:09 AM
It's been said a million times: "The only
really important piece of equipment you need is the right running
shoe." Make that a million and one. And here's where you can read our
in-depth reviews of the newest and best running shoes.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 04:06 AM
Radical Theory Suggests Athletes Train Their Brains
July 20, 2003
Posted to the web July 21, 2003
SOUTH Africa's top sports scientists, led by Professor Tim
Noakes, are taking on scientific orthodoxy with a radical theory that in
physical competition the brain is more important than physical strength.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 09:40 AM
Strokes to beat the heat
Exercise your options during summer's hottest days
By Debra Melani, Rocky Mountain News
July 22, 2003
Runners darting back and forth across the streets as
if they're lost or confused. Cyclists suddenly pitching their bikes and diving
into a reservoir.
Are sizzling temperatures driving outdoor exercisers mad?
The heat might be maddening, but instead of making people crazy when they
work out, it's inspiring creative thinking. Runners are zigzagging in search of
shade. Cyclists are planning their routes near water holes for quick mid-ride
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 04:04 AM
The Runner's Guide to Low-fat Living
by Adam Bean
Improving your diet is easier
than you think. Here's a simple plan to get you started
In the early days of the running boom, runners didn't pay much attention to the
foods they ate. As John L. Parker, Jr., once wrote: "If the furnace is hot
enough, it will burn anything." While there's some truth to Parker's words,
the last 20 years have taught us a sobering lesson: No one's immune to weight
gain and the health risks that come with it--not even runners.
Posted by: pshields on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 04:06 AM
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 04:10 AM
Triathlon Style Cross Training
(Monday, April 28, 2003)
It can stop you getting injured and, who knows, might even help you to win.
Cross training, the use of a different method of training to your normal
activity, has been around for years. For example, rowers have not only used
weight training as an alternative mode of exercise to improve performances at
the regatta but also employ endurance activities off the water, such as running
and cycling, to complement their normal programme. Similarly, swimmers use land
training to help their in-water performance on race day. More recently, cross
training has gathered pace because of the greater interest in multi-disciplinary
sports such as quadrathlons, triathlons and biathlons. Here you have to train
using a variety of exercise modes or you will simply not be training according
to the demands of your event.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 04:07 AM
Utahns increase running, including marathon training
by: Sarah Chamberlin, NewsNet Staff Writer - 7 Jul 2003
Last year in the United States, 450,000 people completed a marathon. While
the idea of running 26.2 miles may intimidate the majority, many local college
students find themselves caught in the marathon mania.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 04:26 AM