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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 08:07 AM 1379 Reads
Apple and Nike, Running Mates
MAY 24, 2006
By Arik Hesseldahl
iPod-compatible footwear that tracks runners' training routines is just the beginning of a collaboration between these iconic brands
As corporate logos go, few are as recognizable as the bitten apple that appears on all things Apple Computer (AAPL). Few, that is, except maybe the swoosh that has appeared on Nike's (NKE) shoes and apparel from the company's beginning.
Now the two companies behind those logos are teaming up. At an event in New York, Nike and Apple said they are collaborating on a series of products that bridge the gaps between sports, electronics, and entertainment.
Their first jointly produced product: the Nike+iPod Sport kit, which involves an electronic sensor inserted under the inner sole of a new Nike running shoe dubbed the Moire (pronounce (MOR-ay). That sensor talks to a small wireless receiver that attaches to Apple's iPod nano music player.
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 01:55 PM 1059 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 03:43 AM 2600 Reads
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Posted by: pshields on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 11:34 PM 1262 Reads
Final Race Prep - Race Strategy
May 20, 2006
You should have this one already sewn up, but for those of you who do not here is my best recommendation. Research your times for the last MGP runs & races & get back onto to the McMillan site again if you need reassurance. Remember the Essay "How To Determine Pace." It can really help determine pace. Be sure to find what that time averages in minutes & seconds per mile. Make yourself a pace band.
You need to develop a race strategy that takes into consideration your marathon goal pace. I work with many beginner marathoners who begin the training season believing that they only want to cross the finish line & that time is unimportant. It may be true that at the end of the marathon they do not really care what their time may be but if they run the race (& the 30K & half marathon before the marathon) at a pace that is faster than they are able to maintain then their first marathon experience can be an unnecessarily painful one.
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 12:27 PM 3053 Reads
Short and fleet: Mastering the art of running a 5K race
BY CYNTHIA BILLHARTZ GREGORIAN
Running a 5K seems simple enough. Lace up the shoes, hit the chronograph button on your sports watch and vroom! You're off.
There are few, if any, worries about hydrating, carbo-loading, hitting the wall, chafing or choosing what to wear as there are when running half-marathons and marathons. And while pacing is important, it's easier to master during a relatively brief 3.1-mile romp than during a 26.2-mile odyssey.
According to the most recent statistics from Running USA, 5K races were by far the most popular in America in 2004. But in recent years, the marathon and especially the half-marathon have grown at a higher rate than the 5K. Experts believe that the relative ease of finishing the 5K combined with its lack of cachet - in other words, bragging rights - is prompting many runners to eschew it for longer runs.
Some experts think that's a mistake.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 02:40 PM 1579 Reads
Prevention and Treatment for Blisters
May 18, 2006
Blisters are caused by excess friction between running shoes and the foot. The best guarantee against blisters is a pair of shoes that fit properly. Beginning runners sometimes get blisters because their shoes are too large. New running shoes do not need to be broken in, rather they need to be kept from being broken down by use as everyday streetwear. Training shoes should be used for running only.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 01:59 PM 8156 Reads
Women's running classes provide support, structure
by Kim Gengler
Gloria Jansen can see the benefits of running as she jaunts past people in the downtown Minneapolis skyways. 'I feel like I get around a lot better than people younger than me,' said Jansen, a wiry 58-year-old with a head of fluffy brown hair.
That's not surprising. Jansen teaches one of a handful of all-women running classes offered in the metro area. Along with three other coaches, Jansen works with women of varying ages and abilities, teaching them how to run right and how to become more physically fit.
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Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 08:55 AM 8033 Reads
Shutting down after race can have painful results
May 17, 2006
Q. I am a 36-year-old male who began running seriously this winter to prepare for the Monument Avenue 10k race. My training went well, and I had no problem during the race. After the race, I rested for about a week before I ran again. Much to my surprise, the outside of my left knee began to hurt within a mile of running. I rested again. But whenever I try to run, the outside of my knee begins to hurt within a mile of running. Do you have any explanations/suggestions for my problem?
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 02:50 PM 1356 Reads
Food for fitness - training for a marathon
May 9, 2006
Larissa Musgrave, dietitian,
The right fuel and the right amount of it are as important as the training schedule that is followed. Paying special attention to the food you eat is needed for endurance training.
Women in training: 2,000-3,500 calories
Men in training: 2,500-4,000 calories
Energy requirements may be substantially lower for those who are expending fewer calories (sedentary). Everyone should consume a proper ratio of nutrients:
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:45 AM 8910 Reads
Warmer weather means changing one's regiment
By MOE JOHNSON
May 13, 2006
The summer weather is starting to heat up and it sounds like this past week was our last few days of perfect morning running conditions. Cool mornings and cool evenings have been about all that a runner could ask for. The weather people are predicting hotter days ahead and adjustments have to be made in training for most runners.
Running in the hot summers makes it hard to do long runs without more water stops and a slower pace. It gets difficult to keep up a training program when you overheat and lose more perspiration than you can drink during a run. Here are a few suggestions of how to modify the training program.
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