The benefits of Yoga for running can be enjoyed in many ways. The immediate result can be found in maintaining flexibility, gaining strength and a creating a more equal physical balance. The greater benefits for running are found in a regular practice allows you to develop a more mindful physical and mental experience on your …Read More
By Katrina Quintos & Mathieu Beaudette, Registered Acupuncturists & Chinese Medicine Practitioners
Flexibility is key to maintaining ease of movement and preventing sports injuries. However, the stretching exercises that people commonly perform can actually do more harm than good. The word “stretch” can be very misleading. It conveys an idea that muscles can be stretched out …Read More
By Rick Morris, RunningPlanet.com
Purpose of Strength Training
Strength training isn’t just for body builders and football players anymore. Runners can benefit greatly from a properly designed strength-training program. In fact, most runners will never reach their peak level of performance without strength training. Training methods in the past and still today have ignored the benefits of …
By Brian Mac, Sports Coach
Hill running has a strengthening effect as well as boosting your athlete’s power and is ideal for those athletes who depend on high running speeds – football, rugby, basketball, cricket players and even runners. To reduce the possibility of injury hill training should be conducted once the athlete …Read More
Strengthen your core muscles, and you’ll run smoother and faster, with fewer injuries. Bonus: A set of seriously taut abs
By Jeff Purton for Runners World
As runners, we tend to focus on building a stronger heart (cardiovascular system) and stronger legs, but we too often neglect the in-between areas. That’s a mistake. A mechanical …Read More
How to recognize when you’re overdoing it
From Runners’ World Magazine
The best thing about heat illness is that it’s preventable. “You simply have to pay attention to how your body feels,” says Douglas Casa, Ph.D., A.T.C. “If things feel strange, back off.” Here’s what happens if you push it too far – and how …Read More
Running Debate—Two sides of a very hot topic.
By Adam Bean Image by Edel Rodriguez. From the December 2010 issue of Runner’s World
In any race or on any running path, you often see more runners wearing headphones than not. Unplugged purists think being aware of your surroundings is an elemental part of the sport, but a growing …Read More
Training smart through the hot season pays off when temperatures cool down.
By Sarah Lorge Butler for Runners’ World
Melisa Christian, a dentist and a 2:41 marathoner, has qualified for two Olympic Marathon Trials despite—or perhaps because of—training in the heat of Dallas. To log her 80-plus miles per week through the summer months, when …Read More
By Jane Unger Hahn From the August 2004 issue of Runner’s World
Tilt How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. …
Thanks for the note and thanks even more for your support at the split – I was a bit tempted to go straight on at that stage but I thought I knew what I was in for on Lakeshore, so I turned right for the marathon!
You asked for a race report so here goes. You …Read More