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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 09:45 AM 999 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 09:29 AM 1153 Reads
Correct Runners' Gaits, Cut Injuries with Sound and Mirrors
By Crystal Phend
April 30, 2007
Retraining runners' gait patterns reduces or eliminates common injuries, researchers said here.
Runners with knee pain from tibial stress fractures or patellofemoral pain syndrome who underwent an eight-session biofeedback program reduced pain by 50% to 100%, said Irene Davis, Ph.D., of the Running Injury Lab at the University of Delaware in Newark.
She noted that 76% of runners injure themselves in a year. "We know that this is related in part to how they run -- their mechanics."
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 02:49 PM 1151 Reads
5K might be easy, but training isn't
By Brom Hoban
May 01, 2007
Regimen for fun-run distance can be similar to a marathon. Listen to this article or download audio file.
Any given weekend in the Austin area usually has more 5K races than you can shake a stick at. And at only 3.1 miles, it's easy to take the 5K for granted. After all, most people can cover that distance with relatively little training.
But the surprising thing is that to run well at the 5K, you need a significant amount of work. According to Jack Daniels, one of the top coaches and exercise physiologists in the country, "Racing the 5K can be cruel and unusually fatiguing, in many senses of the word."
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 01:46 PM 1526 Reads
Run Less For More Results
By Bill Pierce
You can become stronger and fitter by running just three days a week. Here's how
I was a six-day-a-week runner back in the '80s when I decided to do a triathlon, which meant I had to add swimming and cycling workouts to my routine. My training partner, Scott Murr, and I headed out for workout after workout after workout--and quickly hit a training wall. Something had to give, so we did the unthinkable: We ran less. Then came a surprise. My fitness level improved, and despite what conventional wisdom said (run less = slower 10-K), our race times stayed fast.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 02:38 PM 2137 Reads
Running well? Try running faster with some tips from Moe
By Moe Johnson
April 28, 2007
The race season is almost in full swing and it is easier for runners to find a run without driving very far. The Texas Round Up is today and will try and encourage people to start a healthy lifestyle. The easiest distance to run for a beginning runner or even a fast walker is the 5K distance of 3.1 miles. The 5K is a good speed workout for the more experienced runner and does not really take that much out of a runner so that they have to interrupt training to any great extent.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 09:13 AM 1475 Reads
The Case for Combined Training
By Mr. Chad L. Hanson
The best way to achieve fitness goals is often uncertain to the American public. The overwhelming amount of fitness tips from the media doesn't help answer questions of "how" and "why" when it comes to fitness, health, and wellness. Questions remain. How should athletes achieve their sports fitness goals? How should health and wellness seeking individuals train for lifelong fitness? Are aerobic exercises such as jogging, biking, and swimming best for overall fitness? Is resistance exercise such as weight training better for athletes in power sports or for the aging adult who experiences the yearly atrophying of muscles?
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 09:33 AM 1220 Reads
Repetition prepares athletes for new events
By David Lee Morgan Jr.
Most high school track athletes, when competing, never give any thought to their fast- and slow-twitch muscles.
You're probably saying, ``What the heck are the fast- and slow-twitch muscles anyway, and why would a track athlete even be thinking about that during a meet?''
Basically, to make it as simple as possible, our bodies have two types of muscle fibers: fast- and slow-twitch muscles.
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:55 AM 1088 Reads
Don't forget to drink!
Apr 25, 2007
Whether Global warming is just a conspiracy theory or not, one things for sure the summer seems to have started early this year. The dry, warm weather means that people training for the Enniskillen 10k on the 9th June will have to think about hydration now, whilst training, and on the big day itself.
Although opinions differ about exact levels of fluid required for optimum performance, researchers do agree on one thing: you need to start a run or race hydrated. By drinking 500ml of fluid two hours before a run - try water, a sports drink or diluted fruit juice - and another 150ml of fluid just before you run, you'll have enough time for your body to clear what you don't need before you set off.
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Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 07:24 AM 6927 Reads
Desire, altitude cited to explain East African marathon supremacy
April 21, 2007
By RODRIQUE NGOWI
Robert Cheruiyot's dark eyes, sunk deep in a gaunt face, darted around as he talked of the anguish of growing up in a broken home and being forced to live with a string of relatives in Kenya's western highlands, where poverty was the only constant in his life.
The experience "made me think a lot about my future then and it is still a powerful driving force" while pounding a running course, Cheruiyot said this week after winning his third Boston Marathon title in five attempts.
Cheruiyot is among the East African runners who have dominated the world's marathons since road racing began permitting prize money in the 1980s. The 28-year-old says a fiery hunger for success brewing in Kenya's and neighboring Ethiopia's highlands accounts for the remarkable supremacy.
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