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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 04:30 AM 1057 Reads
Knowing When to Stop Your Workouts
July 10, 2005
I really felt it this morning! I had run very well for 70 minutes, cruising easily on forest trails, soaring up hills, gliding on the downslopes - with no traffic or other runners to thwart my 5:45-A.-M. progress. As I rounded the last corner leading to my house, with just a half-block to go, the urge suddenly became extremely strong: I wanted to keep going! My energy level had soared, and I felt very economical and powerful. I wanted to accelerate down the street, blast across the neighborhood park, and hook up with the nearby river trail for three to four more miles of hard running.
Instead, I fed my dogs, and I'm glad I did it.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 04:10 AM 1691 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 12:12 PM 1308 Reads
Marathon Training Tips: Week 13
Jul 7, 2005
Yoga and running might be at the opposite ends of the exercise spectrum, but adding a regular yoga or pilates practice can help you maximize your running successes.
"All you're doing is running. Quite frankly all your doing is running, and it gets boring," said Endurance Sports running coach Maddie Grejda. "So doing something different there, like ying and yang, and putting two ends of the spectrum together -- only great things can happen."
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Posted by: pshields on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 04:37 AM 1555 Reads
Sports Active: Age Concern
3 July 2005
Doctors often counsel patients with serious illnesses not to search the internet for more information about their condition. It is advice that might equally be applied to ageing, because you are not going to find much reassurance.
This was the mistake I made when, on turning 30 in May, it occurred to me to find out what was in store for my body during the next few decades. I started scrolling through online scientific journals with titles such as The Journal of Ageing and Physical Activity, and a snapshot of bleak, unremitting decline quickly developed. A study of highly trained distance runners, aged from 21 to 63 years, found that their maximum heart-rates declined by four beats per decade, their VO2 Max (the amount of oxygen consumed by the body during peak exertion) diminished by 1.5 per cent per decade, and their running speed slowed by 0.26 metres per second per decade.
Another study, of 114 competitive cyclists aged between 15 and 73, found that, from the age of 15 to 29, power output increased by 7.2 watts per year. From the age of 30 until 73, in contrast, power output decreased by 2.4 watts annually, although this doesn't seem to have hampered the 33-year old Lance Armstrong, who is attempting a seventh Tour de France victory this month.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 08:16 AM 1067 Reads
In running, injuries come with territory; There are things you can do to stay safe
Sun, Jul 3, 2005
SHAWN ANDERSON, MICHAEL DOHERTY
Something unusual happened to Sue Simonelli as she ran the Utica Boilermaker Road Race several years ago.
The Clinton resident got to the finish line - and couldn't move any farther. Two friends dragged her to the medical tent, and to this day, Simonelli still isn't exactly sure what caused everything to go a little hazy at the end of the 9.3-mile race.
"It's not like I was a beginner runner," said Simonelli, 41, a health inspector for the state Health Department. "I've done five marathons. I've done half-marathons. I've never had any problems."
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 12:45 AM 1035 Reads
By Maura Keller
What's the next best thing to walking on water' Running in it. Deep-water running is a great way to get the cardiovascular benefits of running without the negative side effects that come with running on land.
How it Works Running in water, whether it is in a lake or a pool, first began in the early 1980s. Initially, athletes did it to maintain fitness during injuries, but in recent years, deep-water running has become increasingly popular as a workout on its own.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 09:30 AM 1432 Reads
What Happens When Nandi Boys Go Out On The Town
By Owen Anderson, Ph. D.
July 1, 2005
Most athletes and coaches realize that genetic factors can have an impact on performance. What is less commonly realized is that heredity could act in two completely separate ways. First, specific genes or gene combinations could make certain individuals inherently more fit than others, even in situations in which no training has been carried out. If you pluck two sedentary individuals off the street, it is extremely unlikely that they will have the same fitness level; one might have a stronger heart, metabolically more efficient muscles, and/or reduced perceptions of fatigue during exercise, and these differences can be related to genetic make-up. If the duo agreed to engage in a 5-K run, actual performance would hinge on the inherent physiological variations.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 03:57 AM 1097 Reads
Marathon Training Tips: Week 14
Jun 30, 2005
Some runners still wonder why they should participate in other aerobic activities if the actual purpose is to complete 26.2 miles - not a triathlon. Well, cross training has so many benefits that will help you cross the finish line with a smile on your face. Cross training is essential --- to marathon training!
Over the past few years, runners of all abilities have realized there are so many benefits of cross training. Mixing up your workouts will help enhance your total conditioning and running performance.
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Posted by: pshields on Sunday, July 03, 2005 - 02:56 AM 1178 Reads
Interval Training Makes People Fit, But Not Slim
June 30, 2005
Expert: Training Creates So Much 'Suffering' That Most Would Quit
A new study suggests that doing intense interval training for 20 minutes three times a week is just as effective at boosting strength and endurance as five to six hours of jogging or moderate cycling.
It's a technique that's been used for years by sports teams and athletes. But is it useful to the average overweight American? Probably not. It doesn't burn many calories.
And it requires so much suffering that you're almost destined to quit, one expert said.
The study, published this month in the Journal of Applied Physiology, was done by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 04:22 AM 1474 Reads
Muscle strengthening, stretching ease knee pain
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
BY DENNIS CARDONE
I have been bitten by the running bug. For the past five years, I have been running four days a week. A few weeks, back I began to develop pain on the outside part of my knee. The pain typically starts after a mile or two into my run. From the information I've read in running magazines, I think I have iliotibial band syndrome. I've been performing stretching exercises, but the pain is still present. What do you recommend?
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