Sunday, February 27, 2011

Aches and Pains

 I am sure you've had some aches and pains by now. Believe you me, runners have their fair share.Lets look at some of the more common aches and pains and how to prevent them. Muscle soreness, twisted ankles, sunburn, chafing, toenail loss and muscle cramps, can in most cases, prevent you from running or enjoying your run. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Use sunscreen during summer months. Always warm up properly before running. Anti-chafing creams can be purchased at local stores.To prevent twisted ankles, always run on level ground when possible. Toenail loss occurs when running shoes are not sized properly. In other words, the shoes are to small. Being dehydrated will cause mucles to cramp, so drink up. Always, I repeat, always see your doctor for recurrent, persistent and severe aches and pains. Finished This One With A Cramp.
                                                                                                                                   
Now Keep it Moving.                                                                     

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Don't Go It Alone

Take a run through your local park.What do you see?That's right, you see other runners.Some are running alone,others are in groups.The grouped runners are probably members of a Runners Club.(They're the ones with the matching shirts.) Easy to spot, right? Joining a club for runners might be just what you need to boost your motivation level. There are usually several clubs in each city. Most are started by your local running apparel store.Check it out. Stay Motivated!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Heart Health

  All physical activity is good for your health, but aerobic exercise is the best way to condition your heart. Aerobic exercise is most effective when done at a sustained moderate-to-vigorous pace. Shoot for 45 minutes per run, 3 to 4 days a week. Remember to keep it fun. You can alternate. Choose days to run for heart health. The other days can be for refreshing, therapeutic runs. Go on, mix it up! Run fast, then slow, it's up to you. (more on this type of running later). Now show me your stuff!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Think

 " We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
    -Aristotle, philosopher-

  " You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
     -Beverly Sills, opera singer-

  Stay the course my friend!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stressed Out

So you're been running on schedule. You have reached your weekly mileage. You might have completed your first or second race. So far, so good. Now what happens when the inevitable disappointment occurs.The race didn't turn out the way you planned. Pressing work and family issues are overwhelming. These things can de-rail the best running program. Not to worry, take a few days off to re-group. These days should be view as a learning experience. Get some rest. Reflect on what's happening. Resolved issues as best you can. Come back strong!

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I have been running for more than 30 years injury free. I've run distances from 5K to marathons. My running consist of 30 to 40 mile weeks.I enjoy road races on weekend.