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Articles about or concerning Running, Running Shoes, Running Tips, Marathon Training, Cross Country Running, Running Stretches, Injury Prevention And Treatment, Nutrition, Training Runs, Trail Running, The Importance Of Hydration And Nutrition.
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Materials of the Best Running Socks

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 Vick Condecion (March 29, 2013)  Running is an important part of keeping fit and staying healthy for any person, not only athletes. But with running comes a great deal of sweat that the body releases and causes difficulty around the feet region. Let us look at some of the best running socks available and the best running sock materials out in the market. Asics Running Socks: Asics is a Japanese company that features .. (Running)

What Are Some Good Watches With A Heart Rate Monitor ?

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 Chris Robinson (March 08, 2012)  If you have been shopping around for a watch with heart rate monitor features, then you have come to the right place. In this article I will share with you a few of the top watches availabe that come with this feature. So if you are a runner, jogger, or just want a watch that comes with this feature. I suggest that take the time to read this article as it could contain the information .. (Running)

3 Top Quality Garmin Watches for Running

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 Chris Robinson (January 20, 2012)  Attention joggers and runners, are you searching for material about Garmin watches for running, everything you need is proper here. Withing this item, I will give to you 3 of the best Garmin watches for running that are available today. Here are the 3 watches that I am talking about: - Garmin Forerunner 110 - Garmin Forerunner 405 - Garmin Forerunner 305 After doing my homeowork and .. (Running)

Practically All the Minimalist Running Shoes in a single Website

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 Dennis Robeson (December 28, 2011)  The Names of Shoes in the Vibram FiveFingers line are especially overwhelming and complex. Vibram creates several styles of shoes which appear similar. Making the situation even more difficult, Vibram applies titles for some of their different models which are similar to the titles of others or occasionally versions of the identical name. This article, hopefully, will clear-up some of .. (Running)

Kelty 3500 MAP 3 Day Pack

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 Glenn Stewart (November 09, 2011)  COTS The Kelty MAP 3500 is a very popular pack with military personnel as well as everyday hikers. In case you are not aware of what MAP stands for it is “Military Assault Pack". This pack was designed and engineered with the help and input of the military, which is the main end user, at the Boulder 2000 Conference. The MAP 3500's are a COTS “Commercial Off The Shelf" .. (Running)

Kelty Eagle 128 Military Backpack

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 Glenn Stewart (November 09, 2011)  Military/Tactical Style Backpack The Kelty 128 Eagle is a big and burly pack that combines heavy hauling capabilities, many options for organization and has maximum access for all tear round performance. The Eagle 128 can be set up to your needs based on the situation and conditions you might encounter. Description The Eagle 128 has a large and cavernous 7850 cubic inches of space .. (Running)

Best Running Tips for Beginners

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 Thomas Bruhl (November 06, 2011)  Do you seek to drop excess weight, enhance your wellness or turn out to be knowledgeable runner, however , you don't threat heading on exercising in a group? Attempt to begin jogging with jogging. This not simply presents the end result, but with it, you get ready by yourself for your massive loads while in the gymnasium. Now, let's contemplate several operating strategies for novices. . (Running)

How To Improve Speed In Running - Great Tips

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 Carrie Westengate (November 04, 2011)  When looking for ways on how to improve speed in running, be sure you start off slowly. Do not leap in head first and try to run 5 miles with out having exercised before. You can wind up injuring yourself and doing more harm than good. Instead start having a quick walk and gradually raise the duration and also the pace. Before you know it you are going to be jogging 5 miles with out any . (Running)

Top Gear for Runners

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 Thomas Bruhl (October 10, 2011)  Running is a thing almost anyone can conduct, with out needing a lot of additional apparatus. It is something which can be undertaken as an person, or in a group. Most kids run because it's exciting, and it bears over often into maturity. Sprinting is likewise the best habit an individual can do in order to keep in shape. The benefits of jogging are substantial. Nicely toned muscle .. (Running)

10 Week Marathon Program – The Perfect Solution to Your Busy Life

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 Shibalik Sanyal (September 05, 2011)  The marathon – possibly the most difficult running challenge in the world for the common person. 26.2 miles over difficult terrain, sometimes fierce whether, and always months of training. On top of your already busy life, fitting in the training for up to 6 months can be a very difficult feat in itself. Endurance sports can be extremely physically and mentally draining, .. (Running)

Pedometer Facts

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 Glenn Stewart (September 03, 2011)  What are they? A pedometer is a device about the size of a beeper that you clip to your waistband and it counts the number of steps that you take. Are They Accurate? Pedometers detect the vertical motion of your hips as you walk. A pedometer is most accurate, studies show, when the person is walking faster than 3 mph. As the speed slows so does the accuracy and this is due to the .. (Running)

Can a DNA Test Tell You Your Athletic Inclinations?

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 Blaine Moore (March 27, 2011)  If there was a DNA test that determined what kind of sports you could excel at, would you take it? The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has developed a few and has been testing whether or not they can be used to help train their athletes. The AIS use DNA profiling through 12 gene tests to determine what type of athletic endeavors an individual is best suited for. For example, if .. (Running)

Avoid These Major Hazards Near Aid Stations at Your Next Race

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 Blaine Moore (March 27, 2011)  Aid stations are very important to running a race comfortably, allowing you an opportunity to refuel and rehydrate. Unfortunately, there are a few hazards that you'll find near aid stations that can easily derail your race if you aren't careful. The first hazard comes from the water stops themselves, more specifically the runners going through them. Watch out for people that come to . (Running)

A Simple Circuit For Runners to Start Cross Training With Weights

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 Blaine Moore (March 27, 2011)  Cross training is a very effective method for staying healthy and boosting your athletic performance. One of the best things that a runner can implement into their training schedule is regular weight lifting sessions. It is inadvisable to just jump right into lifting if you have never lifted before or after a layoff of some months without lifting weights. Instead, you should spend 2 .. (Running)

5 Ways to Find Cheaper Running Shoes

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 Blaine Moore (February 27, 2011)  The largest expense a runner faces is usually your running shoes. Here are 5 ways to reduce the costs of your running shoes that don't involve sacrificing the quality of the shoe. 1. Buy Older Shoes on Clearance. The first and easiest method is to buy last year's model when it goes on clearance. Most of the major running shoe companies change shoe models each year in an effort to .. (Running)

5 Ways to Compensate For Bad Weather When Working Out

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 Blaine Moore (February 27, 2011)  What do you do when you have an outdoor workout scheduled for a day when the weather is less than ideal? Do you go outside and do your workout no matter what, do you adjust the workout to match conditions, or do you take the weather as a good excuse to skip heading out the door in the first place? Perhaps you want to do a track workout, but it is extremely hot and humid or it is .. (Running)

1 Simple Mistake That Will Ruin Your Race and Motivate Your Competition

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 Blaine Moore (February 27, 2011)  Running is such a great sport because we have such an easy way to compare our progress against runners that are better than we are and can constantly find motivation to improve. On any given day and in any give race, there is always somebody that can beat us. I would be hard pressed to believe you if you told me you never looked back during a race in an attempt to spot that person! .. (Running)

1 Simple Method to Improve Your Hill Racing Skills

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 Blaine Moore (February 04, 2011)  Running is such a great sport because we have such an easy way to compare our progress against runners that are better than we are and can constantly find motivation to improve. On any given day and in any give race, there is always somebody that can beat us. An important part of racing is being able to effectively run hills. Does this sound familiar? You are in a race and you .. (Running)

Should I Even Bother With a 5K Race?

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 Kevin B (December 07, 2010)  Some people training for marathons have asked me: Should I even bother with a 5K? They think this because 3.11 miles is a small amount in the grand scheme of training for a 26.2 mile marathon. My response to these people is YES, it is 100% worth it! Running is a VERY mental sport to participate in. Being able to endure a long distance like 26.2 miles is something that is not done with .. (Running)

GPS Watches Help Monitor Five Areas While Training

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 Pam Daugherty (April 16, 2010)  GPS watches help individuals monitor several things at the push of a button. GPS watches can help an individuals monitor speed, distance, pace and calories burned while training. Just a decade ago runners and walkers would time workouts and them have to figure out how far they ran/walked. If you didn’t know the distance of workout you may have to get in your car, drive the loop .. (Running)

Heart Rate Monitor Training For A Marathon

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 Pam Daugherty (April 16, 2010)  Using a heart rate monitor is a valuable tool in training particularly if you are training for a marathon. The key area of fitness you will be developing while training for a marathon is endurance. This can be challenging because the athlete has to slow things down from their normal faster pace to effectively develop aerobically. This means running with your heart rate rather then .. (Running)

Waterproof Running Shoes made with Breathable Fabric

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 Matt Matthews (February 10, 2010)  Waterproof Running Shoes made with Breathable Fabric Today's waterproof running shoes are made mostly with a breathable waterproof fabric. An example of this fabric would be a material called Gore-Tex®. But what exactly is this fabric and how does it function? Well that is what I will be going over in this article. A waterproof breathable fabric is a membrane made up of millions of . (Running)

Waterproof Running Shoes vs. Water-Resistant Running Shoes

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 Matt Matthews (February 08, 2010)  Waterproof Running Shoes vs. Water-Resistant Running Shoes Is there a difference between waterproof running shoes and water-resistant running shoes? Yes there is, and the difference can be insignificant or substantial depending on your needs. On the surface the names sound as if they serve the same purpose, and they do to a point. But a closer look at the two will help you to understand . (Running)

Waterproof Running Shoes, What Are They

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 Matt Matthews (January 30, 2010)  Waterproof running shoes are running shoes that are designed to keep your feet dry while conquering those wet terrains such as rain and snow. Most waterproof running shoes are made with Gore-Tex®, which is a waterproof /breathable fabric. Many of the waterproof running shoes are styled after trail running shoes with their thick sole and aggressive tread design. In fact, some .. (Running)

Polar RS800 Heart Monitor Wrist Watch

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 Paul Garnett (October 20, 2009)  The olden days of just going out , training, and keeping hand written diaries of what you have actually done are long gone. Its actually amazing to see the advancements in technolgy compared to say twenty years ago. When I was an athlete we were looked upon with extreme jealousy if we actually owned a wrist watch stop watch. Remember those? Made of plastic, batteries than ran out after .. (Running)

New York Provides Marathon Destination of Choice

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 Adam R. Singleton (February 17, 2009)  Anyone considering completing an organised marathon event would have to hold New York in high regard as a possible contender. One of the great marathon destinations and road races on the planet, the New York marathon attracts some of the world’s finest athletes, as well as many enthusiastic participants. Attracting more than 100,000 entrants, the New York marathon typically takes . (Running)

How Many People Want to Be Runners?

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 John Parks (December 15, 2008)  In terms of keeping in shape, the runners have it the easiest. They don't need any special equipment. They aren't required to purchase expensive memberships to any special runner's club. All runners’ need is to put on some comfortable shoes (with the proper support of course) and set out! They can run no matter what the weather. So what if you have always wanted to be a runner .. (Running)

Running in the Cold - How to Take Care of Your Feet

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 Jenny Stinson (December 10, 2008)  Running in the winter can be challenging if you live in a cold, snowy climate. We spend a lot of time working to keep our body warm with proper layering, but sometimes we forget about our feet. Here are some tips to help your feet beat the cold this winter: Avoid tying your shoes too tight. It's already a little harder getting the blood flowing in the cold, but shoes that are too tight . (Running)

Running Shoes Buying Tips

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 Todd Arend (November 18, 2008)  Running shoes are the most important piece of equipment you can have if you are a runner. Making the right choice allows you to achieve your maximum potential. Getting the most out of your purchase and picking the best shoes for your feet, fit, and function. Runners should not make the mistake of using cross trainers, tennis shoes or other sports shoes. The right running shoes protects .. (Running)

Washington Prep Runners - Northwest Christian in Lacey Becomes a State Powerhouse in Cross-Country

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 Ed Bagley (November 13, 2008)  Northwest Christian High School is tucked between the evergreens in Lacey in an idyllic setting, but do not mistake this pleasant atmosphere for a lack of competitiveness in its cross-country runners. The Navigators arrive at the starting line ready to not only compete but to win. And win they did Saturday (11-8-08) during Washington State's 2008 Prep Cross-Country Championships at Sun . (Running)

Prep Runners - Washington's Gig Harbor Girls Just Miss Another State Title and Chance at History

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 Ed Bagley (November 13, 2008)  Washington State's 2008 Prep Cross-Country Championships taught the Gig Harbor High School girls’ team a really disappointing lesson in knowing just how close is not close enough. After winning 3 consecutive state titles in the 4A state championship competition, Gig Harbor fell 1 point short in the team competition Saturday (11-8-08) at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, settling .. (Running)

How the Media Sends the Wrong Message About Exercise and Running

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 Nina Schnipper (November 10, 2008)  Most Americans are not getting regular exercise. This is the single-greatest reason why most Americans are overweight or obese. Furthermore, children and seniors are populations who are getting fat the fastest. It has recently come to my attention that the media plays a huge role in our beliefs about exercise. Unfortunately, negative images and talk associated with exercise are common .. (Running)

Running Cramp Side Stitches

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 Gary I Cooper (November 04, 2008)  There is no more disappointment than to have trained for weeks for a race; then to come up with a case of the running cramps when you're at the Annual 5K Run. There are actually a couple reasons that cause them. This is a big one! Drinking way too many fluids before a run. What practitioners and many text books tell you, are too much fluid! Text books are not the ones out here running. .. (Running)

9 Tips to Help You Make it Through Your Marathon

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 Matthew J Ney (November 04, 2008)  Before you step to the starting line for your next marathon, do a little prior planning to help you make it on race day. I've run and finished 16 marathons and each one was different. After running my first 3-4 marathons I started doing a few things prior to stepping to the line on race day. Follow these 9 tips and your marathon experience will be celebrated. Wear a Pace Chart - .. (Running)

What Running Can Do For You

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 Kamaal Taylor (October 28, 2008)  Running can be a tough exercise to get into, especially if you're the couch potato type. It requires plenty of determination to keep a running regimen and (from a couch potato's point of view) it requires a lot of work; plenty of stretching to warm up and sweating. What the couch potato may not realize is that there are plenty of benefits for doing this exercise. It improves your .. (Running)

How to Treat Runners Knee

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 David A Kingston (October 22, 2008)  When you run and at the same time feel a throbbing pain at the front portion of your knee, then you are more likely suffering from runner's knee or that which is otherwise referred to as “Chondromalacia of the patella" which means “chronic malady of the kneecap". The condition is common and concerning the American population alone, there are about 40 million people who are .. (Running)

How to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

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 David A Kingston (October 22, 2008)  To find the perfect running shoe, you must know the type of feet you have in order to pick the best one that will go well with your foot structure. In this way, running will be comfortable and safer without endangering your foot health. Each person has a different type of foot and buying generic footwear will be unhealthy in the long run, especially if you plan to use them a lot for a .. (Running)

Jog the Jersey Marathon

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 Isla Campbell (October 22, 2008)  The Channel Island of Jersey has entered into staging marathons a little later than most of the world's major cities such as London and New York, but now that it has three successful events under its belt the organising committee are hopeful that the Jersey Marathon will become a major draw for the South of England's leading running clubs. Since being revived after a 20 year absence in . (Running)

Energy Nutrition For Marathons and Other Endurance Sports

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 Michael Stapenhurst (October 17, 2008)  If you like to participate in events like marathons, triathlons and long distance cycling you know how important it is to manage the energy reserves stored in your body. This is not an easy thing to do, quite simply because on any given day we don't really know how much energy we actually have. How we store energy The food we eat every day provides us with the energy nutrition we need .. (Running)

Running Marathons - How to Come Back After Missing Your Time Goal in Your Target Marathon

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 Jenny Stinson (October 17, 2008)  Running experts generally agree that we have two “fast" or “target" marathons in us per year. That usually translates into a spring marathon and a fall marathon. We train roughly 4 months for a marathon, run it, then have a few months of recovery and maintenance before we start training for the next one. This holds true if we are shooting for a time goal or trying to qualify . (Running)

The Ideal Stride

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 Steve Grichel (October 17, 2008)  I want to start by saying that in my opinion there is no such thing as an ideal stride that is best for everyone. Individual runners will have to find their own ideal stride. For a good example of this just look at elite runners. Haile Gebereselassie lifts his feet very high off the ground and lands mainly on his toes. While Abdi Abdirahman barely lifts his feet off the ground at all .. (Running)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Runners

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 Dr Marybeth Crane (October 07, 2008)  Knee pain is slowing my run to a crawl! Why is this happening? What is Patellofemoral syndrome? Patellofemoral pain a. k. a. chondramalacia patella is the most common running-related knee problem. If you have this condition, you feel pain under and around your kneecap and often swelling of the area under the knee cap may occur. The pain can get worse when you are running or when you sit . (Running)

Treadmill Vs Outdoor Running - Pros and Cons

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 Kevin Urban (September 25, 2008)  What are the advantages of the treadmill vs outdoor running, and should you spend the money on such an expensive piece of equipment when you can go outside and exercise for free? After weighing the pros and the cons of health considerations, you'll likely conclude that treadmills offer all the same calorie burning and weight loss benefits of exercising outdoors. But can even the best .. (Running)

London's Running - Preparing For the Ultimate Physical Challenge

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 Isla Campbell (September 24, 2008)  As most people are probably aware, the human body needs regular physical exercise to remain healthy and stave off all the effects of the average 21st century lifestyle. Whether it's through over-eating, excessive alcohol consumption or simply sitting behind a desk for the majority of the working day, the need to kick-start the body into action has never been so important. And this is .. (Running)

Running Tips - What You Need to Know About Running Programs, Training, Warming Up, and Injuries

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 Marius Bakken (September 24, 2008)  Running tips play a huge role in every runner's success. Running is not a simple sport; there are so many sides to it that every runner, even some experienced ones, surely has a lot of little unanswered questions. And tips on running can help answer them! Most of the baffling questions about running have to do with the programs that runners can use. And indeed, one of the most decisive .. (Running)

Get in Shape This Fall With a 5K Running Race

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 Nina Schnipper (September 23, 2008)  Running is one of the best ways to get in shape. It requires minimal equipment. You can run anywhere, anytime. Running is instinctual to our bodies. And the more you practice, the more fun it gets. A 5K running race is a great excuse to get in shape. By registering for a future race, you are setting a goal for yourself, and a deadline. Goal-setting and timelines are important factors .. (Running)

New York City Marathon - Nothing But an NYC Marathon to Complete Your Marathon Experience

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 Marius Bakken (September 23, 2008)  The New York City Marathon has won the title of being the major marathon in the world. If you want to take part of this great experience, which equals other large marathons such as the London Marathon, the Berlin Marathon, and the Chicago Marathon, here are all the things you need to know. This site will help you keep track of the schedule, the course, registration details, and what .. (Running)

5k Training For Optimum Speed and Endurance

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 Marius Bakken (September 22, 2008)  5k training should be a breeze, but only with these great tips and helpful planning guide. Here's what you need to know so you can achieve the promises of training for a 5k, which are speed and endurance. A lot of runners, even Olympics athletes, are big fans of this training. 5k training can be done for a 5k run or in combination with marathon training. It is also a great training .. (Running)

Running For Beginners

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 Jesse Miller (September 19, 2008)  Running is a healthy exercise for many beginners. It is one of the simplest of exercises. It can be done almost anywhere space is available. You can go for a run around your neighborhood, your park or your garden. There are some things that you should keep in mind while taking a run that will help you to increase the effectiveness of the exercise and help you to get the maximum out of .. (Running)

Running Cramps - How to Get Rid of Them

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 Robert Grazian (September 18, 2008)  Everybody hates getting running cramps. It affects everyone, including sports enthusiasts that are in their best shape. Cramps usually occur when one is performing upright, jolting, vigorous activity like aerobic dancing and running. Though lots of swimmers and cyclists often experience this kind of muscle pain, runners are usually the victims. The main cause of cramps is not .. (Running)




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