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Benefits of Running

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Some gym teachers would like you to think that running is punishment. But, those of us in the know, have figured out how much running can change your life! It is a great individual sport that can be done just about anywhere, almost anytime, with or without friends and in most weather. Not only that,…

Blisters and Chafing

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Have you noticed an increase in blisters or chafing in those “not so nice” areas? During running, chafing and blistering of the skin is caused by friction. Eliminate the friction—the chafing and blistering will go away automatically. There are a couple of key ways to eliminate the friction: technical clothing and anti-chafing products. Clothing Technical…

Biomechanical Analysis

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Biomechanical Analysis of Running – How It Works. Watch the Video Shoes that Fit Like a Glove – Using Technology to Find the Perfect Fit Biomechanical analysis may sound like something they do at NASA, but in reality it’s a simple process that helps us match the right pair of running shoes and insoles to…

Carbo Loading

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By Debbie Perry A Pocket Guide to Pre race Carbo-Loading Most endurance athletes have heard of something called carbohydrate-loading. If you’re new to the endurance world and don’t know much about this concept, it’s an important one if you are going to attempt any endurance event lasting over an hour. Carbo-loading is when you eat…

Creatine

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Supplement function • Made naturally in the body in the liver, kidneys and pancreas and is synthesized from amino acids. • The Greek word “Kreas” means flesh. It is stored in animal muscle tissue. • It is the vital carrier and resupplier of phosphate during energy production most noticeably in exercise that is done without…

Dress Code

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by Katie McDonald Neitz from Runner’s World Guide to Road Racing Check the weather, and dress for your race as if it’s about 20 degrees F warmer than the thermometer actually reads.  This rule of thumb helps you dress for how warm you’ll feel at mid-run, not the first mile, when your body is still…

Dressing for Winter Running

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Does the thought of running in the cold send shivers down your spine? Here are some tips that work wonders for the best time of the year for running. Winter weather is the best for running…if you’re prepared. Is the fear of winter weather legitimate? There is no question that if runners are improperly clothed…

Electrolytes

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What are electrolytes? Electrolyte is a medical/scientific term for salts, specifically ions. They’re important for many reasons: Electrolytes are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, and muscle cells) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes Electrolytes and carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses and muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. When electrolytes have…
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