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Winterize Your Running: Treadmill Tips

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 06:06 AM 3397 Reads
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Winterize Your Running: Treadmill Tips

by FitSugar

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:





Distance Running - Nutrition

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 02:14 AM 14084 Reads
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Distance Running

by Andrea Brakhuis

2008

Characteristics of the Sport
Overview

Distance runners compete over a variety of race lengths most commonly 10 km, 15 km, half marathon (21.1 km) and the marathon (42.2 km). While there is a 10 000 m track event, most distance running is done as road races or cross-country runs. 'Fun runs' of various lengths attract community participation, recreational runners joining with elite and club-level runners.  Ultra-distance races such as 50 mile, 100 km, 100 mile and 24 hour races also exist.





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Hope You're Sitting Down: Study Shows Running GOOD For You!

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, November 01, 2008 - 10:00 AM 6826 Reads
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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.





Getting Race Ready Part 5: When Race Day Isn't Your Day

Posted by: pshields on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:33 PM 2909 Reads
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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 concerning race-day letdown. This is an important aspect of racing that many people don't think about.

I can speak a lot about this because I've had some bad luck in some of my races this year, the most recent being yesterday in the Chicago Marathon.





Getting Race Ready Part 4: Race day is here! Now what?

Posted by: pshields on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 02:51 AM 3343 Reads
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Tips can let you run marathon in stride

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 10:00 AM 6859 Reads
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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. Paul to 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.

Here are eight quick tips - some highly personal, some quite unorthodox - on the gear, running techniques and nutrition I use to make it from the start line through 26.2 miles and to the end.





Getting Race Ready, Part 3: Tips for Tapering

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:00 AM 4087 Reads
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Getting Race Ready, Part 3: Tips for Tapering

by Jennifer Gill,

Oct 8, 2008

Training is about adapting to the stress your body endured during 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.

Here are some important tips to make the most out of your taper period:





Active lifestyles benefit people in their later years

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 10:00 AM 3214 Reads
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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 now.

That year, the age in question was President Ronald Reagan's. He was 73 - too old, some said, to be president. During a televised debate with Democratic opponent Walter Mondale, the president unleashed a quip destined to be remembered. "I want you to know also that I will not make age an issue of this campaign," he said with a twinkle in his eye. "I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."

The audience erupted; even Mondale couldn't resist laughing. Reagan won in a landslide.

That same year, 1984, age also was under scrutiny at Stanford University, but in a much different context. Researchers were interested in learning the long-term effects of exercise. So they launched a long-term study: 538 runners, ages 50 to 72, were recruited; their health and exercise habits studied and tracked during the next two decades.

In August, an analysis of the data collected over the course of that time was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The results put a new spin on Reagan's line of 24 years ago. These runners - whose mean age had risen from 59 in 1984 to 79 in 2005 - showed that experience (or, in their case, consistency) was keeping them young. Or at least much younger than their cohorts who didn't exercise. The researchers found that the runners had reduced rates of death from all types of diseases, including heart disease and cancer, and even lower incidence of neurological diseases, such as senile dementia.





Getting Race Ready, Part 2: Use your head!

Posted by: pshields on Monday, October 13, 2008 - 02:32 PM 1312 Reads
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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.





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Coping (or Not) With Injuries in Training for Marathon

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:00 AM 1632 Reads
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