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Comrades training for beginners and regular runners alike

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 01:40 PM 4309 Reads
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Comrades training for beginners and regular runners alike

* Why you should be running during July.

The arrival of July signifies the start of a new running year.  We now start a brand new training programme designed especially for the beginner, which will detail all the training necessary to partake in next year's Comrades marathon, Comrades 2007!

We also start a new separate training programme for regular Comrades runners, detailing the training they would need for next year's Comrades marathon as well.

I would also like to look at why it is so important to start your training now, in the month of July, in the middle of winter.

Lets first, lets take a look at the training programmes for July 2006:





Strength and Stability Training for Distance Runners

Posted by: pshields on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:36 PM 1175 Reads
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Strength and Stability Training for Distance Runners

Posted: June 5, 2006

By Ben Wisbey

Strength training is one of the most commonly discussed topics amongst distance runners, generating great debates with many strong opinions. Should distance runners undertake regular strength training programs?

Strength training is generally associated with hypertrophy, or the increase of muscle mass. This perception turns many runners away from ever undertaking weight training. Runners often fear bulking up, and this dictates opinions and training practices. Obviously increased muscle mass would require the runner to carry this extra weight during both training and racing, and as running does not require high force production, this extra muscle mass would be of little value in terms of performance.





Don't let heat wear you down

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 01:05 PM 1117 Reads
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Don't let heat wear you down

BY VIC DORR JR.

June 25, 2006
Take precautions and be prepared when it comes to training runs

Don't feel compelled to burn up the pavement once the summer sun begins to sizzle.

That, in essence, is the advice offered to fledgling marathon runners by Don Garber, the head coach of the Sports Backers' Marathon Training Team. Garber said prudence should - indeed, must - outweigh performance as June melts into July.





The Legends of Endurance

Posted by: pshields on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 02:27 PM 7483 Reads
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The Legends of Endurance

Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to reflect upon the lives of others, who for one reason or another, have left an indelible impression on our lives. We honor the memory of a few who have made lasting and significant contributions to endurance sports.





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The Definition of Steady-State Pace Training

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 11:05 PM 4952 Reads
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The Definition of Steady-State Pace Training

June 21, 2006

Paul Greer

My definition of steady pace training is relatively slow, continuous long distance running where the aerobic system remains in a steady state with energy demands.





New Power Pouch Helps Runners Stuff Their Bras

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 03:18 PM 3369 Reads
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New Power Pouch Helps Runners Stuff Their Bras

June 20, 2006

By SAMANTHA THOMPSON SMITH

If you run, you know the issues: What do I do with my keys? Where can I put my iPod? The power gel? The asthma inhaler? Lauren Grace Updyke knew it so well, she decided to do something about it.

Earlier this year, Updyke, a fitness trainer who lives in Apex, N.C., created a new sports bra called the Power Pouch, which has an easy-access, zippered storage pocket with three compartments on the front, designed to comfortably carry all the workout essentials.





Motivation matters: Reason to run predicts persistence

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 10:06 AM 1503 Reads
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Motivation matters: Reason to run predicts persistence

By Jeannine Stein

June 20, 2006

Some people sign up for marathons for the physical challenge. Others want that shiny medal. And some want to lose weight or draw kudos from their peers. Don't bet on this last group to complete the race.

Those runners tend to drop out even before they reach the starting line, new research on first-time marathoners shows. Lead author Jacob Havenar, a doctoral candidate in the physical activity, nutrition and wellness program at Arizona State University, said his first marathon six years ago made him curious about other runners.





Battle of the Bottles - 'Enhanced' waters can promote hydration but at a cost

Posted by: pshields on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 08:30 AM 7437 Reads
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Rookie marathon runners often finish last, researcher discovers

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, June 18, 2006 - 01:16 PM 1651 Reads
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Rookie marathon runners often finish last, researcher discovers

June 15, 2006

Jeannine Stein
Research shows people who run for the wrong reasons often drop out of race before reaching line.

Some people sign up for marathons for the grueling physical challenge. Others want that shiny medal. And some just want to lose weight or draw kudos from their peers. Don't bet on this last group to complete the race.

Those runners tend to drop out even before they reach the starting line, according to new research on first-time marathoners.

Lead author Jacob Havenar, a doctoral candidate in the physical activity, nutrition and wellness program at Arizona State University, says his first marathon six years ago made him curious about other runners.

"I wanted to learn what people's motivations were going into the race," he says. "We see a lot of feel-good stories in running magazines about success stories," but less about the people who never make it to the end.





How To Run Safely

Posted by: pshields on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 08:56 AM 1669 Reads
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How To Run Safely

By Beth Cline

June 15, 2006
Tips for running safety, whether preparing for a marathon or just jogging around the neighborhood.

Right now, at least 34,000 runners from across Northern Virginia and around the world are in training for the 2006 Marine Corps Marathon. Thousands more are lacing up their running shoes to meet other personal goals. Some meet on evenings and weekends as part of local training groups. Others are venturing out alone. Proper stretching, footwear and apparel are only part of the necessary preparation to ensure a runner's safety. "Try to run with a partner,"said Mary Kate Bailey, former Marine and 2004 Marine Corps Marathon female winner. "Not only can they encourage you through training, but even on the safest trail, you just never know when you might have an accidental injury or who you might unexpectedly encounter.





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