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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 01:11 PM 1426 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 08:15 AM 1598 Reads
The right foods will fuel your muscles
April 2, 2007
Eating and drinking the right things make you feel better.
You and your parents can choose what fuel you put into your body because making the right choices is very important. Taking time to make good decisions about what you eat also can make a big difference in your training.
Sometimes it's difficult to figure out what types of food your body needs during training. Here are some tips to help you as you plan your training menu.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, April 02, 2007 - 12:55 PM 1399 Reads
Beat boredom with a change of pace
April 02, 2007
New goal, gadgets or locale can motivate you
Every now and again, even the most dedicated fitness fanatic gets the exercise doldrums. If your exercise mojo is on the wane, try the following tips to boost your enthusiasm and put the spark back into your workouts.
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Posted by: pshields on Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 03:08 PM 1326 Reads
Why circuit training
by: Fred Cabrera
30th Mar 2007
Circuit training is an interval-training technique that minimizes rest between sets and exercises. It can consist of only weight training or alternating intervals of weight training and brief, high-intensity cardiovascular exercise. In a circuit type of weight-training program, each exercise is done in succession with minimal rest between exercises. Instead of resting between sets of an exercise, you do one set of all exercises in a row, return to the first exercise and begin again. This allows you to maximize your time by minimizing the amount of time you spend resting.
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 04:19 PM 1472 Reads
Go Out Fast In Your Next 5K
By Ed Eyestone
To run your best 5-K, new research suggests a more aggressive approach
The surest way to blow a 5-K is to start too fast. But just how fast is too fast?
Researchers from the University of New Hampshire examined the effect of different pacing strategies on 5-K performance. Their subjects were 11 female runners from the school's cross-country team, who trained an average of 35 miles per week and had 5-K PRs ranging from 18 to 21 minutes. After running two 5-K time trials to establish a baseline pace, the subjects then completed three more 5-Ks using decidedly different pacing strategies: The subjects ran the first mile of each race either equal to, three percent faster, or six percent faster than their established baseline pace per mile. After the first mile, the subjects could change their pace to finish as quickly as possible.
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 02:54 PM 1189 Reads
Caution: Don't forget sunscreen
The news that top U.S. women's marathoner Deena Kastor was recently diagnosed with an early form of skin cancer should serve as a reminder to all long distance runners to take proper precaution.
A study of several hundred runners in Europe revealed that marathoners had a higher incidence of abnormal moles, lesions and solar letigines, commonly known as age or liver spots. All these are possible precursors to melanoma, the most dangerous skin cancer.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 02:47 PM 1412 Reads
Shoes fit to be tied
By Steve Palisin
Mar. 29, 2007
This time of year puts the spring back into people's steps as they resume outdoor athletic activities such as walking and running.
Finding the right shoe, as well as size, for the type of exercise a person pursues can make all the difference for comfort and health in the long run.
Feral Chapman, owner of A Comfort Shoe & Pedorthic Center in North Myrtle Beach, held up a skeletal model replica of a foot, with its 26 bones. He pointed out they make up a quarter - and support the rest - of a person's 206 bones.
He compared the feet and body to a house on a slab. If something is out of joint underneath, problems work their way upward.
"The foundation of the the body starts with the foot," Chapman said.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 01:46 PM 2623 Reads
New Kid On The Running Shoe Block
March 27, 2007
The running shoe industry is a fickle mistress. Runners know what they like and they are very resistant to change. Even some of the world's largest international corporations such as Nike, Adidas, and Puma have had difficulty introducing adaptations to their classic running shoe models. In the end introducing new technology to running shoes is not far removed from changing the recipe for Coke, basically, don't even try unless you're prepared to alienate your key consumers.
Rarely, have major technological advances to running shoes been successful. Thus, we are still running in shoes consisting of primarily a foam based midsole with a, sometimes gimmicky, shock absorption material in "key" areas. One of the few notable exceptions to this trend was the introduction of "air cushioning" by Nike in the late 80's, and even then there was heavy consumer resistance to the new technology. Thus, we have not seen anyone attempt a major technological revolution for fear of losing their key market. While established companies are hobbled by potential consumer reaction newcomers to the industry freely base their entire existence upon the success of technological advancement.
This is exactly what tiny Boulder, CO based Newton Running is depending on. Armed with a revolutionary technology and the hard scientific laws of physics, Newton will dive head first into the tumultuous waters of the running shoe industry. This weekend at the Ford Ironman 70.3 California Newton will begin their assault on what has been the industry standard for decades.
Inside Triathlon had the opportunity to sit down with Newton Running co-founder and owner of the Active imprints running store, Danny Abshire and get the grit on what Newton is all about and how triathlon fits into their game plan.
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 08:04 AM 1267 Reads
Starting to run is a great idea, when done smartly
March 26, 2007
Question: I am very new to running and was wondering if there are any training groups I can join. I need some guidance for increasing endurance and eventually running a race. Do you have any suggestions on where to begin?
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 01:49 PM 1477 Reads
Pounding the pavement
By MIKE GOODWIN,
March 25, 2007
Running coach advises conditioning, proper sneakers to avoid injury
Jeffrey Lutzker has been a distance runner for most of his adult life, but during the winter he spends as much time training in the gym as he does jogging.
"Runners tend to neglect strength training, which has a very beneficial effect on your running," the 56-year-old state worker said. "It's also very preventative of injuries, especially in your legs."
Runners can improve their speed with strength training, but experts agree the best benefit of an exercise regimen is that it improves endurance and posture, and can protect runners from injuries that can be caused by a repeated, high-impact activity like running.
"It's a high-impact sport," said Lutzker, coach of the Saratoga Stryder running club. "I always tell them, 'Don't run every day.' Rest is critical to letting your muscles heal."
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