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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 06:06 AM 3543 Reads
Winterize Your Running: Treadmill Tips
11th Nov 08
It is a common trend during late Autumn to start moving workouts indoors. Treadmills and spin classes are staples of Winter fitness. If layering up to brave the cold keeps you from running, then move your workout inside, but keep these tips in mind:
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 02:14 AM 14317 Reads
by Andrea Brakhuis
Characteristics of the Sport
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, November 01, 2008 - 10:00 AM 7004 Reads
Hope You're Sitting Down: Study Shows Running GOOD For You!
by Andrew Heffernan
Oct 30, 2008
It seems to have calmed down a bit in the last few months, but there's been a bit of a schism for a while now between endurance types and the weight training types. In a word, runners and their ilk have become the Star-Bellied Sneeches of the fitness world.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:33 PM 3043 Reads
Getting Race Ready Part 5: When Race Day Isn't Your Day
by Jennifer Gill
October 13, 2008
I decided to write a Part 5 to my "Race Ready" series
race-day letdown. This is an important aspect of racing that many
people don't think about.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 02:51 AM 3482 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 10:00 AM 7359 Reads
Tips can let you run marathon in stride
By Stephen Regenold,
Sunday, October 12, 2008
'Tis the season to run your legs off. Each autumn, from St.
Seattle, tens of thousands of runners wrap up a year of training with a
26.2-mile run. I ran my requisite annual marathon this past weekend,
pacing at just under eight-minute miles in the Twin Cities Marathon to
pull my best personal time to date at 3 hours, 27 minutes.
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Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:00 AM 4726 Reads
Getting Race Ready, Part 3: Tips for Tapering
by Jennifer Gill,
Oct 8, 2008
Training is about adapting to the stress your body endured
training. The taper period, usually the 2-3 weeks before a distance
race, enables your muscles, bones, joints, etc., to recover from that
stress and be in prime condition for your race. It also gives your head
time to regroup and mentally prepare for the big day. So many
runners train hard right up to the day of the race because they think
they'll lose fitness if they don't. What they don't realize is that in
those last few weeks it's the rest more than the work that makes you
strong. You simply can't "cram" for a race. Also, you don't lose
fitness in 2-3 weeks of tapering. In fact, studies show that your
aerobic capacity, the best gauge of fitness, doesn't change at all.
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 10:00 AM 3430 Reads
Active lifestyles benefit people in their later years
BY JOHN HANC
October 11, 2008
In the presidential election year of 1984, age was an issue, as it is
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, October 13, 2008 - 02:32 PM 1442 Reads
Getting Race Ready, Part 2: Use your head!
by Jennifer Gill,
October 7, 2008
In Part 2 of our "Race Ready" series, we're exploring the mental preparation that should go along with your physical preparation for a race. Unfortunately, a lot of runners forget about this side of training. It may be hard to believe, but races have been won and lost based on the mental fitness of its runners. Read on for tips on getting your head ready for your race this Fall.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:00 AM 1774 Reads
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