Saturday, October 29, 2011

Forefoot Running

      If you are serious about improving your race times, here is something you might want to try, forefoot running. Most elite runners are forefoot striders. Enough said about that. Before you attempt this style of running, you will need  a different type of running shoe. Shoes with a lower heel will help you avoid heel stride.The objective is to land on your forefoot and not your heel. I've  been forefoot running for many years without injury and  have consistantly lowered my race times. Futhermore, it has been reported that this style of running reduces the risk of plantar fascitis, anterior knee pain and achilles tendonitis.To make the transition to forefoot running, I bought a pair of  Newton running shoes. Click the Newton icon on the right and check them out. If your budget can't take a hit like that, try a lesser cushioned shoe or racing flats. Experiment a little. Remember to train hard and always run within your limitations. Now don't fret if you can't make the transition. Forefoot running isn't for everyone. You might be a natural heel strider and run very well that way. First and foremost, always remember that running should be enjoyed .                                                      

Check me out in my Newtons.

Until Next Time,  Keep It Moving!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tip

     Being healthy and staying fit is what living the good life is all about . As you know, running is a good way to accomplish both. However, in order to run, you must stay healthy. Did you remember to get your Flu Shot?
Hurry, they'll give you a neat bandaid.


Stay Healthy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

THINK

"Turn down the volume in your life and turn up the the silence."
-Maria Shriver

    Pick a day of the week to take a long walk without your music player. Can you see? Can you here? The Autumn leaves, smiling faces, a child's laughter and dog's bark, get where I'm going?

Learn to relax and live longer!










Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lets Talk Treadmills

    There are times when running outside may not be possible for you. Rainy days, cold weather, and extremely high temperatures can stop you dead in your tracks. On those days, a treadmill is the best alternative. With that said, treadmills do have their advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages are; first and foremost, you're out of the elements, your speed can be controlled and you can practice interval training. Furthermore, the machine can be elevated to simulate running uphill, The latter should be done if you want to become an efficient runner. Some of the disadvantages of using a treadmill are; you're in a temperature controlled enviornment, the scenery is always the same and there is the lack of wind resistance.  Moreover, treadmills can be dangerous so use with caution. Lastly, a treadmill can be a good investment if purchased at the right price.There are machines out there that claim to do everything including, baby sitting and walking your dog. Remember to keep it simple. If you can't afford a new one, try the stores that sell used sports equipment. No need to take out a loan or borrow from your 401k. Personally, I do all my running outside. I have clothing for  rainy days, cold weather and for high temperatures. More on that later.


Remember To Keep It Moving!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Think

"The dictionary is the only place success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price."

-Vince Lombardi

Keep pushing On!

Monday, October 3, 2011

One Thing Leads To Another

     As you already  know, running is my passion . However, that doesn't mean running is the my only sport . As we all know, one thing leads to another. I enjoy biking as well. It gives me a break and  provide a good aerobic workout. Swimming is another good exercise that's easy on the body . Choose one that you will enjoy and Keep It Moving. If you're good at them all, groove on .You've got mad skills.


Go On, Switch It Up!

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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.