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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 08:01 PM 1152 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 03:44 PM 1124 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Monday, August 27, 2007 - 07:15 PM 1167 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Monday, August 27, 2007 - 01:30 PM 1241 Reads
Cross training can help you beat the hot summer heat
By Moe Johnson
August 25, 2007
It will only be a couple of months before the weather cools down and it will be easier to run longer distances and faster times.
But in the meantime it is still a little harder for a runner to do those good training runs when the temperature is up there and the humidity is still at times like a sauna bath outside. This is a good opportunity to try some cross training with the main purpose to improve and actually be a better runner afterwards.
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 12:26 AM 1129 Reads
Fit in the City: Taking the right steps to running
August 21, 2007
Debbie Fetterman firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Proud of Irving describes himself as the ultimate nonrunner. He smoked three packs of cigarettes a day in his 20s.
"There wasn't a physical education class that I couldn't manage to avoid," he says. "I bowled once a week. I thought that entailed physical fitness."
His philosophy changed in 1982 when his boss invited him to be part of a corporate relay team at a 10K race.
Mr. Proud, now 57, ran his 2-mile leg at the El Paso Crime Stoppers event without too much discomfort. He's been running ever since. Without that opportunity to be on a team, Mr. Proud says he, never would have taken up running.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 10:01 AM 1270 Reads
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 09:50 AM 1146 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 08:04 PM 7655 Reads
Learning to run properly is key to running longevity
August 19, 2007
If you're like me, you dread the day when you won't be able to run any more. Stories about persistent injuries forcing runners permanently into less jarring sports like swimming or cycling make me cringe. Will I be one of the lucky ones who gets to run for years without sustaining a career-ending injury, like those 60-plus marathoners I envy so much? Or will the cumulative effects of all that pounding send me prematurely to a life of lane swims four times a week?
I don't mind swimming and cycling, but they don't give me the satisfaction or enjoyment -- the high -- that running does. Still, is all the hammering leading me irretrievably to the day when I won't be able to run any more? It doesn't have to be.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 03:17 PM 3765 Reads
The runners' edge: High altitude lets runners naturally increase
August 19, 2007
More than ever, elite runners and endurance athletes around the world are going to the mountains to breathe thin air and train their bodies to deal with stress.
The physiological benefits, when done correctly, are enormous and can mean the difference between contending for an Olympic medal or failing to make the finals.
In preparation for the IAAF World Championships that begin Saturday in Osaka, Japan, Portlanders Galen Rupp and Adam and Kara Goucher recently set out to reap the physiological benefits of high-altitude training. To do so, they joined their coach, Alberto Salazar, for three weeks of workouts at 8,000 feet.
Altitude training can trigger responses that produce more red blood cells in the body and, in turn, boost athletes' endurance and performance.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 02:47 PM 2731 Reads
Marathon Training Tips: Week 12 - Foot care
Aug 16, 2007
One of the greatest challenges of the marathon is not necessarily finishing the race, but getting to the starting line with uninjured and happy feet.
'The most common injuries we treat are overuse injuries,' said podiatrist Dr. Stavros Alexopoulos. 'Heal pain, arch pain, and pain in the ball of the foot.'
And Alexopoulos knows all about feet. He was one of three podiatrists chosen to treat athletes at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
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