Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Great Lakes Optometry http://www.greatlakesoptometry.ca/
This question can be reworded into: “Why everyone should wear sunglasses?” Obviously, the avid runner will have more exposure to sunlight because running is generally an outdoor activity. Therefore, wearing sunglasses would be more important for them, but realistically sunglasses should be worn by everyone including young kids. …Read More
Here is a list of Post-Race Recovery Tips you should try to incorporate into your post race recovery strategy:
Walk around. Avoid sitting down immediately after the race. Keep the blood flowing for 10-15 minutes. Top it off with a short session later in the afternoon on your bike trainer if you’ve got one or take …Read More
During this coming week:
Extra sleep prior to a race is critical. Your body will really appreciate it. Even if nervousness stops you from getting sleep the night before the race, extra sleep obtained during the preceding week will make up for this.
Make sure you are well-hydrated prior to the start of the race. Drink a lot …
An excerpt from “Nutrition For The Long Run” by Heidi Smith, RD
7 Days Before The Race
The taper is important to allow your muscles time to maximize glycogen stores. You should also be tapering your calorie intake to adjust for less exercise. A rough guideline is to cut back by 250 – 500 calories per day …
Relax and Have Fun During your Taper!
Rest is as important to your marathon or half marathon training as your workouts. This is especially true for the taper period, or the two to three weeks before the big event! Training provides the long term improvements necessary to successfully complete a marathon or half marathon. …
By ERIN DIGITALE, STANFORD, Calif.
Regular running slows the effects of aging, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine that has tracked 500 older runners for
more than 20 years. Elderly runners have fewer disabilities, a longer span of active life and are half as likely as aging …
Avoiding the Abyss: When runners should seek professional help
I’ve seen runners crippled by running on injuries. An injury that cripples you, that’s the Abyss. It prevents you from running, sometimes temporarily – sometimes permanently. That should be
a wakeup call for all runners.
Here’s an example: While training for a marathon in Miami, I was running with …Read More
by Chris Johnson on April 4, 2011
Nearly every day, I have an injured runner call me for advice. So I thought it was time to share some of my rules when it comes to managing running related injuries(RRIs) in an effort to foster longevity in this great sport. These rules are …
How to eat carbs while running
By Christine Luff, About.com Guide
Reprint of an article on Gels and Chews from About.com author Christine Luff.Read More
By Rick Morris For Running Planet
When many runners think of marathon long runs they envision long slow distance runs of 12 to 30 miles. That type of run has been the cornerstone of marathon training for many years. What marathon runner hasn’t made a habit out of their weekend 20 miler? It has even become …Read More