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The new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 - 05:17 AM
Invest in your Running Economy
by Owen Anderson, Ph.D.
These training tips will help
you run faster and more efficiently
Running economy. It sounds important, but what exactly does it mean? Is it
finding a pair of high-tech running shoes for $5 at a yard sale? No.
Running economy refers to how much oxygen you use when you run. When you
improve your economy, you can run at a smaller percentage of max VO2 (your
maximum rate of oxygen utilization), so runs feel easier.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 - 05:16 AM
Running the seven stages
Tour of Boston won't be pleasure cruise
By Adam Schefter
Denver Post Sports Writer
Thursday, April 03, 2003 - Denver Post
sports writer Adam Schefter
A package of pamphlets from the Boston Athletic Association arrived in the
mail Saturday. To see my Boston Marathon bib number - 18,000 - was moving, but
not as moving as one pamphlet in particular that contained seven
granola-bar-sized panels of pictures spread across one page.
The Seven Stages of Marathon
Posted by: pshields on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 03:03 AM
Beauty of the Bike
by Owen Anderson, Ph.D.
You can cut back on your
running miles while maintaining-or even improving-your fitness with
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 05:22 AM
Running for your goals
Written by: Galina Pembroke
Entering a marathon offers the perfect
circumstances to test our will and discover and exceed our perceived limits. In
addition, successfully completing a marathon is an example of effective
goal-setting, which we can apply in both our home and work life. Crossing the
finish is just the start.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 - 05:31 AM
FITNESS TREND: Girl Power
Women-only gyms gaining support among
patrons interested in losing weight, improving health
By JOAN WHITELY
Chat N Sculpt is a fitness class with a title not likely to
appeal to the average iron-pumping male gym rat.
But that's fine, because Chat N Sculpt meets at a local
Lady of America Fitness Center, which doesn't care about guys. Lady of America
is a national chain of women-only gyms, with two Las Vegas branches. It offers
exercise classes and workout equipment.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 05:10 AM
Springing into sports and exercise too soon can dampen warm-weather activity
by MARLENE HABIB
Sunday, March 30, 2003
TORONTO (CP) - There are typically two times of the year when sedentary folk
start thinking about exercise.
Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 07:39 AM
A look at the best trainers sprouting up this season
Air Structure Triax $90
The essential change in the 2003 Structure Triax is a firmer combination of
material comprising the upper. This improvement rigs the shoe in a way that
squeezes out even greater performance from the midsole, one designed for a
maximum pitch of stability and cushioning. The ancestry of the Structure Triax
is long and proud, sprouting from the road testing of jillions of deployed Nike
Air Anodynes, Air Spans and Air Structures, all of which featured front and
rear-sole Air and a medial post for pronation control. For serious runners, it
remains a favorite in the Nike line.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 06:23 AM
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 05:04 AM
Top 10 Keys to My Success:
9 of which are available to you
by: Weldon Johnson
1) Coach John Kellogg
After talking to John for a few minutes about running,you'll quickly see he
knows as much or more about the sport than anyone. His coaching advice is
available for only a little more than a $1 a day. If he can coach me over the
phone, he can coach you too.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 05:28 AM
Let's play pretend: Make workouts simulate races
Many competitive runners follow a weekly schedule that includes two key
sessions: a long run of moderate effort for endurance and a higher-intensity,
shorter-distance run that simulates the pace of a race. Typically, the long run
is a Saturday or Sunday morning affair, consisting of eight to 16 miles at