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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 04:20 AM 959 Reads
Planning for Hydration
By Lance Watson
March 11, 2006
Many triathletes underestimate the importance of proper hydration while training and racing. After only 1-2% of a persons body weight is lost through sweating their performance will be affected negatively. Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue, poor performance, decreased coordination and muscle cramping. All active people can increase performance and delay fatigue or muscle pain by staying properly hydrated. How can you keep track of how well hydrated you are or figure out if you are dehydrated? We all know what thirst feels like, and in exercise, if you feel like you are dehydrated then it's way too late.
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 04:27 AM 1120 Reads
Jannery: Marathon Journal:Monster Month
By Michael Jannery
Friday, March 3, 2006
Michael Jannery is a Hopkinton resident contributing a bi-weekly column for the Crier about his experience in training for this year's Boston Marathon.
Week 12: Ye Gods above, please help me! There's only six weeks to Boston, and I can't make it past 5 miles; how will I EVER run a marathon? Four years and thousands of miles of training to run as a Boston qualifier, and I can't even make it around Whitehall! How did this happen?
It's Monster Month, that's how.
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 04:08 AM 1035 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 04:03 AM 1493 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 05:55 AM 922 Reads
The Truth Can Not Be Imitated
By Owen Anderson, Ph. D.
March 7, 2006
As a coach, I know that the training program I provide for one runner, even though it is scientifically sound and well-balanced, will never be exactly right for another competitor. My runners, even the ones who are performing at a similar level, can never be doing the same thing at the same time.
In his enlightening book, Later Masters (which was not, by the way, about Masters runners), Martin Buber summed up this basic coaching dilemma with the following aphorism (1):
"Everything in the world can be imitated, except truth. For truth that is imitated is no longer truth."
This maxim enlightens us about the nature of truth and expresses the supreme value of individual autonomy. Re-phrasing the epigram in general terms, we can say that it may mean something like "Only you have an authentic connection with your own soul. So, always rely on yourself to become what you desire to be; do not depend on others."
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 07:15 AM 1338 Reads
by Elizabeth Srejic
Posted : 03/06/2006
Sports nutrition products, a major category within the natural products industry, help physically-active consumers achieve better body composition and optimal performance through supplementation with a wide range of ingredients delivered in an equally diverse array of forms.
Whether they're multi-million-dollar athletes competing on the professional playing field or gym rats slogging through their usual routine at the local fitness center, athletes far and wide know nutrition is directly and inextricably linked to performance and physical results. Armed with this knowledge, physically active individuals looking for results often enlist dietary supplements as strategic weapons to attain their fitness goals. The natural products industry has responded with a plethora of products designed to burn fat, build muscle, boost performance, and banish oxidative damage and immunosuppression associated with physical exercise.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 12:55 PM 4295 Reads
Get up to speed: whittle your marathon time with simple training sessions
By Amy Bertrand
You can whittle your marathon time with simple training sessions.
Editor's note: This is part of a series we are doing on marathon training. The Spirit of St. Louis Marathon is April 9.
Want to improve your marathon or half-marathon time? You might think that running or walking your long training runs at a faster pace is the way to go, but that's actually not the case, area experts say.
The best way to finish your race faster is to incorporate speed sessions once a week in your training.
"They are a great way to improve your time," says Mike Toolen, owner of Running Start in Shiloh and a running coach for Team in Training, which provides sports training to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "For what you put into them, they offer great rewards."
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 09:58 AM 1282 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 01:41 PM 6542 Reads
The Benefits of Speed Training
March 03, 2006
Since the energy demands of long distance running are predominantly aerobic, sprinting will account for very little of your training time. Nonetheless, speed is a component of all running and an athletes's ability to sprint well at the end of a race often determines the outcome of individual competition. Speed training helps develop sprinting ability, good running mechanics and physical strength.
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 06:43 PM 1527 Reads
Runners Race To Get GPS Watches
February 27, 2006
One of the hottest training tools in the running world are global positioning systems.
A GPS device has long been in use in cars, but now runners are using GPS watches, called Forerunners.
Running, like everything else, has really become a very high-tech sport," said Ted Gartner, with Garmin International.
Gartner said the watches give a runner's location, but they are also like a personal fitness trainer.
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