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- Wednesday, January 28
- Long-distance running (1026)
- Tuesday, January 27
- The Art of Movement (338)
- How I qualified for the Boston Marathon (539)
- Friday, December 19
- Running a marathon: Advice from a veteran (292)
- Thursday, December 18
- Do you need a running coach? (971)
- Monday, December 15
- Five common mistakes marathon runners make (204)
- Monday, December 08
- Here’s what to get the runner in your life (874)
- Thursday, December 04
- Things Your Personal Trainer Won’t Tell You (580)
- Wednesday, December 03
- Dealing with injuries (132)
- Saturday, November 15
- Off Season Intervention (Part I): Fitness is in Your Muscles, not the Cardiovasc (201)
The new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, February 06, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Top Indoor Workouts To Improve Your Running This Winter
Written by: Matt Fitzgerald and Brad Culp
January 27, 2010
Over the past few days we’ve presented a series of indoor workouts
aimed at improving your swim, bike and run during the winter months. In
the final article we’ll focus on three key workouts to improve your run.
Sprinkle these three workouts throughout your indoor training program
this winter to become a better runner come spring:
There’s nothing wrong with doing steady, moderate-intensity base runs
on a treadmill, and in fact if you run indoors frequently over the
winter, most of those runs should take this form. But you’ll also want
to mix in some more interesting workouts, such as these three.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Busy Bodies: Give your running routine some power
By KELLY GONZALEZ
Remember the glory days when you first started running?
It was exciting and challenging. You adorned yourself in new gear,
Googled running tips, programs and races, achieved a new personal
record at every race, and best of all, the excess pounds just melted
Well, time has trickled by, the peace you once achieved during long
weekend runs has become more of a chore than meditative movement, new
gear has worn your wallet thin, those personal records are at a
standstill, and no matter how many miles you run those last 5 pounds
seem to have applied for permanent residency.
When you feel powerless in your training, stuck in the same old routine
year after year, at a dead end with nowhere to go, what do you do?
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM
Tips for Boosting Your Memory: Running, Blueberries?
By KI MAE HEUSSNER
Jan. 22, 2010
Could you run your way to a better memory?
Earlier this week, scientists published a study adding more fuel to the
growing belief that exercise boosts brain health.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences and conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Aging in
Maryland, found that running led to the growth of new brain cells and
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 04:00 PM
Less running, more recovery as you taper for marathon
by Brom Hoban
Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
The Austin Marathon is less than three weeks away now, and prospective
marathoners are thinking about how to handle final preparations.
In recent years, the value of the traditional three-to-four week
"taper" has been questioned. Runners who cut back sharply on running
and avoid fast workouts often find themselves getting sluggish and
Today the traditional pre-marathon taper has been replaced by the
concept of "peaking" for the marathon.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 09:21 AM
A Best Friend, Yes. Best Runner, Maybe Not.
January 20, 2010
A MAN’S friend is not always his best choice of a running partner. The
same can be said of man’s best friend. Some Dogs Are Bred to Go the
Distance and Some Aren’t
It’s a lesson that Michelle Powe, an English teacher in Midlothian,
Tex., learned last summer when trying to run with Mookie, her 90-pound
“He kept trying to herd me,” she recalled. For the entire three-mile
run, Mookie displayed the kind of herding behavior that is typical for
the breed, throwing his weight against Ms. Powe and nipping at her legs.
“By the end of it, my knees were sore from having 90 pounds constantly
bumping into me,” she said. “It was fun for other people to watch, but
not so much for me.”
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 07:29 AM
Tai Chi + Running = A whole new level of training
By BRYAN ANGELO GARCIA
January 23, 2010, 2:54pm
From the moment a child gains wits and develops balance, his or her
natural instinct is to break out and run. It’s natural, liberating, and
fun. This habit is carried on later in life. Thus running,
apart from a staple practice in exercises and conditioning, has
become a family event.
However, as years pass, the tolls of running manifests itself in many
different ways. As regular runners would testify, the body gradually
breaks down due to wear and tear. Injuries are common from the waist
Recently, there has been a movement geared towards educating the
running public of the proper way to run. This practice is called “Chi
Running,” a combination of the flow and balance of Tai Chi and the
power and endurance of running.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 10:00 AM
Relying on the buddy system
By Joanne Kempinger Demski
Jan. 26, 2009
Exercise partner can help keep workouts on track
For some exercisers, the hardest part of the workout is just getting to
the gym. They must ignore that chocolate cake in the fridge or step
away from the television and its new batch of "American Idol"
For others, the problem may be finding the motivation to do more than
chat near the gym's water fountain once they get there.
Fortunately, there is a cure for these ailments: Hook up with a workout
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:00 AM
The ABCs of strength training
By Amy O'Brian
January 25, 2009
Grace and endurance are likely the first things that come to
thinking about the feather-light runners who are first to sprint across
the Sun Run finish line every year.
The elite runners glide across the pavement seemingly without effort,
their slender legs reaching easily for every next step. Their heads
barely moving and their torsos remaining upright, they betray little
sign of exhaustion.
But their sinew and style has not come without effort. Strength
training is key to the performance of any elite runner. And it is a
smart addition to the workout routine of a new runner, too.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 12:00 AM
By Fred Tasker
26th Jan 09
Today we run marathons for fun. Are we crazy? Isn't running a marathon
a giant insult to the human body and mind?
What does it do to us?
As counterintuitive as it seems to those who don't indulge, doctors,
psychologists and runners agree that the effects of marathon running
are mainly positive. It tones our bodies, calms our minds and builds up
our all-important cardiovascular system.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 07:04 AM
The Art of Movement
By Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
January 26, 2009
If you are training for an event, striving to improve your health and
fitness, or have a desire to experience less discomfort in your
endurance activity, then read on. Although this article focuses mostly
on running, the principles apply to all endurance activity. Most of us
understand that you must train if you wish to run well and for greater
distances. What is mostly ignored in running is the concept of practice.