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If the Shoe Fits ...

Posted by: pshields on Friday, November 30, 2007 - 06:24 AM 1145 Reads
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If the Shoe Fits ...

November 27, 2007

We'll refrain from saying Bill Reynolds has sole. Or that he is a shoe-in for telling us how to buy athletic shoes. We will simply say he has been in the sporting business 32 years, that he owns five New Balance DFW stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and that he has made many shoe-related observations. He shares five of them with us:





Off-Season Training with Luis Vargas

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:43 PM 1272 Reads
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Off-Season Training with Luis Vargas

November 27, 2007

By Luis Vargas

Unless you are planning on racing in the Southern Hemisphere, the preparations you're making right now are most likely for holiday festivities-selecting the fattest, juiciest turkeys, trimming the Christmas tree, shopping for gifts and planning vacations. With no big race to prepare for, what should a triathlete to do to make sure his or her 2008 performances are an improvement from 2007 showings?

In this first in a series of four articles, I will give you some tips as to what you should do this time of the year to ensure a successful next racing season. In the following articles, I will concentrate on how to plan your season, which is the other important component of the off-season.





Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 07:49 AM 1171 Reads
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Keep on Doing a Sport, or Lose It

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 12:40 PM 1252 Reads
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Keep on Doing a Sport, or Lose It

Gina Kolata

November 27, 2007

Athletes who do alternative activities still lose much conditioning.

When Helen Betancourt, an assistant coach at Princeton, was preparing for the World Championships in rowing in 1998, she suffered an overuse injury: stress fractures of her ribs. She competed anyway, but then had to take five months off.

Like most athletes, she did her best to maintain her fitness, spending hours cycling. Finally, she returned to her sport.

"I lost half my strength," she said. And rowing just felt weird. "It was like I had stepped off another planet."





Curtailing training a benefit for the big race

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 08:36 AM 1828 Reads
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Curtailing training a benefit for the big race

By Michael Tsai

November 23, 2007

Calculus final coming up tomorrow?

No problem. Brew a pot of coffee and cram, right?

Presentation for the corporate bigwigs in a week?

You can't practice enough.

Marathon two weeks away?

Sit. Take a load off. Fix yourself an iced tea. Catch up on your "Grey's Anatomy."





Goal-setting fantastic motivator

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 10:02 AM 1321 Reads
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Goal-setting fantastic motivator

Derek DeBono

November 21, 2007

It was more than an hour before sunrise and my lips were barely to my coffee cup when Suzanne (not her real name), marched into my office. Without saying a word, she placed her hand onto my chest and pushed me aside. She kicked off her shoes, stepped onto my scale and watched impatiently as the digits started to climb.

"So what's the damage?" I asked, taking a slow slip of coffee as I peeked over her shoulder.





Baffling Economy Of Motion

Posted by: pshields on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 03:05 AM 1487 Reads
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Baffling Economy Of Motion

November 13, 2007

Gina Kolata

In her prime, Joan Benoit Samuelson, one of the best female distance runners, should have been faster than Alberto Salazar, one of the best male distance runners. Samuelson's running was beautifully smooth. Salazar's was not.

"He looked terrible,'' said Jack Daniels, an exercise physiologist at the Center for High Altitude Training at Northern Arizona University, who studied both runners in the 1980s. "She looked great.''





Fitness in the blood

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 08:10 AM 1419 Reads
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Fitness in the blood

By Stephen Regenold

November 06, 2007

Sophisticated blood lactate tests once only used by pro athletes to pinpoint optimal exercise efficiency are now available to anyone willing to pony up about 200 bucks.

A vein in my forehead is about to burst. Sweat streams off my nose. I'm on a stationary bike, hooked to cords and monitors, a hamster on a wheel, legs spinning, lungs gasping, heart-rate racing to 168 beats per minute -- dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit -- and climbing higher still.





Take it slow -- and fast

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 05:14 AM 1411 Reads
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Take it slow -- and fast

By Linda J. Buch

19th Nov 2007

The frenzy that often defines the holidays is almost upon us. For parents and kids, this often means school projects and special events; for adults in general, the stress of family gatherings, parties, and end-of- the-year work deadlines crowd the calendar.

We know that physical activity can relieve the pressure, but the time factor - or rather, lack of time being the No. 1 excuse for not exercising - creates the perfect reason for letting it all go "until after the holidays."

So, if there is an exercise solution that not only provides a great workout in less time but also is more effective at getting you in shape in the process, what's not to love? What trainers call "interval training" requires one to three sessions per week, mixing short bursts of intense speed with longer periods of moderate speeds during a regular cardiovascular workout.





5 things to know about athletic shoes

Posted by: pshields on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 10:02 AM 1334 Reads
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5 things to know about athletic shoes

BY LESLIE GARCIA

13th Nov 2007

Bill Reynolds has been in the sporting business 32 years, that he owns five New Balance DFW stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and he has made many shoe-related observations. He shares five of them with us:





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