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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 03:51 PM 1131 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 02:04 PM 2707 Reads
Take in Oxygen to run or race faster
March 31, 2006
INTERVAL TRAINING at VO2 MAXIMUM PACE, at 10 to 15 seconds per mile faster than 5K pace improves running efficiency.
Runners with a high VO2 maximum absorb more oxygen; they can race faster. Economic runners burn less oxygen at a given pace: they're frugal with oxygen use. They too can race faster. The best 5K and 10K and marathon performances are run by athletes with high VO2 max and good running economy.
Regular training at 2 mile & 5K race pace improves both VO2 max and running economy.
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 04:14 AM 1425 Reads
Mind over patter
Ultramarathon runner's mental state must outperform his feet
Mar. 30, 2006
Their minds carry them. They train their bodies to go beyond marathon distances, running races of 30, 50, 100 or more miles in rugged terrain, but ultramarathon runners can't train enough to fully prepare for what lies before them.
They walk hills and run flats to get in shape. They drink plenty of fluids, grease arms and legs to prevent chafing, tape toes on race days, do everything they can to keep their bodies pain-free, but in the end, their minds carry them through the heat and cold and wind and rain.
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Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 11:17 PM 1153 Reads
Comrades training - April 2006
by Gary Sobel (Physio)
Posted on 29 March 2006
We are now in the "high mileage" season. The months of April, and the first three weeks of May is the time when Comrades runners intensify their training. This is the time for serious training, the period when the weekly mileage reaches a peak. As a result of the high intensity training, it is also the time of the year, when Physiotherapists such as myself see the greatest number Comrades training related injuries. Be very careful in listening for those first signs of injury, the warning signs of injury. If an injury starts to develop, heed the warning signs, and, if necessary cut back on mileage, even in this very important high mileage period.
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 01:12 PM 1122 Reads
Today's athletes reach for limits of ability
Technology aids performances that can break records by fractions of a second
By Susan Brink
March 28, 2006
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the idea that anyone could run a mile in less than four minutes went from preposterous to remotely feasible. But on May 6, 1954, when Roger Bannister ran the mile in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds, it broke the hypothetical barrier that had gripped the world's imagination.
Just 46 days later, John Landy of Australia broke that record by six-tenths of a second. In the years since, no fewer than 964 men from 60 countries have beaten the four-minute-mile barrier. Today, the record -- held by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco since July 7, 1999 -- stands at 3 minutes and 43.13 seconds. But the records are tumbling at slower and slower rates, not just in running times but also in weight lifted, laps swum and heights jumped.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 04:04 AM 1936 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 04:13 AM 1367 Reads
A few tips to get ready for racing
March 22, 2006
BY DOUG KURTIS
As spring arrives, winter running gear will be replaced with lightweight jackets or long-sleeve T-shirts and shorts. Running distances in the next month will pick up in anticipation of our racing season. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your training and racing.
# Shoes: If you've been running all winter in the pair you have now, they will need more than a good wash. You want properly fitted shoes for training and racing. If you find a training shoe that works, buy two pair and alternate them between workouts so they will have a chance to dry out. Shoes hold up longer that way. Give yourself five weeks to break in a racing shoe.
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 05:11 AM 1871 Reads
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 01:59 PM 1254 Reads
Tips On Training For A Marathon
March 20, 2006
New York City is home to about 150 runs and walks annually, including the famous ING New York City Marathon that take place in the fall. Believe or not some people are already starting to get geared up for that race. So what should you do if you want to get into the mix? NY1 Health & Fitness reporter Kafi Drexel filed the following report.
More than 20 years ago, 60-year-old Jillian Lazaridis started running, and ever since she's been hooked. However, getting there wasn't easy.
"When I first started, I would start at 72nd Street right here and I would try to run to 59th St. In 10 blocks I would be dying, absolutely dying, and thinking, 'I can't possibly do this, it's impossible," she says.
But 24 New York City marathons later, Lazaridis along with other avid runners say it's something anyone can do, as long as we put our minds to it.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 04:01 AM 1527 Reads
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