Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Feet

Your feet takes a pounding during long runs.They may feel fine afterward. But do they look fine. We all know that our feet must be kept clean, dry and with short nails. But did you know that it's all right to treat them to a pedicure? You owe them that pleasure. Matter of fact, it's ok if you treat them to the deluxe special.Think about what all they do for you. Have you ever tried running without them? Believe me. I know what you're thinking.(I've Been there, done that.) Just suck it up and go get it done. You'll meet other runners there such as myself to share tall tales with. And more importantly, your feet will thank you. Trust me on that one. Treat them to the special once a month and you'll have Happy Feet.

See you at the foot bath!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Keep On Keeping On

    During one of my early morning runs I had the pleasure of hearing an encouraging shout out." Man you're crazy", the booming voice echoed. I thought about it for a minute. He's right, I concluded. I am crazy. I'm Crazy about running. Never ever get discouraged! Remember to always ( keep on keeping on.)

And never forget, (The first wealth is health- Emerson.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Warrior Weekend

Wow! What a great weekend for running. The weather was perfect. It was cool ,but not cold. However, if you  noticed what others were wearing, you would have thought it was below zero. Come on now warriors, the temperature was 58 degrees. I saw gloves, wool hats and fleece running suits. Talking about overkill. Anyhow, getting back to the topic, I completed a 5k on saturday and a 10k on sunday. Not to mention, I got to run with a dear friend. Couldn't have dreamed of a better weekend. I got my warrior on. I Can't race as much as I use to on weekends due to part-time work, but when I can, I make the most of it. Remember, ( where there's a will, there's a way.) Oh, and by the way, I picked up the 1st place medal in my age group for the 5k. Still rocking.

Run Strong, Have Fun, And Keep It Moving!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Running Stride

Increase your stride and run faster. Wait a second. Not so fast. Although increasing your stride could make you run faster, but is it right for you? Most runners tend to overstride or understride. Both waste to much energy. Moreover, both can cause undo stress on your lower body. A natural stride length is what you want to achieve. This can be done by increasing and incorporating different training routines that increases leg strength.

I call my stride ( Rapid Turning Over.) A shorter midfoot stride with frequent leg movement. In other words,my feet aren't on the ground very long. Remember to train hard and run within you limitations. Experiment with  both styles,then go out and stride right.

Remember To Always Keep It Moving!

About Me

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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.