What you're doing now will determine how your racing season goes this fall. Whether a "win" for you means winning a race, placing in your age group or reaching a time goal, the work you get in during the summer will go a long way toward determining whether you get that "win".
Another interesting batch of links this week in my opinion. Let's jump right in.
Most of us probably don't think about our fascia short of that one well known part of it that runs along the bottom of our feet. However, it is extremely abundant throughout our bodies and important in so many ways.
Note: This is an article I first wrote at least a decade ago for the articles section of HillRunner.com. As I'm in the process of retiring that section, I'm moving all articles to the blog in their original form. This is the final one. I would likely write this somewhat differently if I were to rewrite it today but I want to keep it in its original form.
Over and over again, I see the debate come up. What is more important? Quality or quantity? Is it that simple, though? Can we really ...
Ok, so I don't race as much as I used to. But at age 50, with injuries and very inconsistent training the last 6 years,I'm glad for the last 6 months of pain free running where I've run 3 out of every 4 days during this time. Most of these runs have been on the dreaded treadmill, which has been much more forgiving on my knees. I had planned to run the Milton Independence Run on 7/4, but had no idea what to expect. All my treadmill runs were btw 7:45 and 8:15 pace, and my longest run was just 7 m ...
Note: This is an article I first wrote around the 2002-2004 timeframe for the articles section of HillRunner.com. As I'm in the process of retiring that section, I'm moving all articles to the blog in their original form. I have one more to move after this. I would likely write this somewhat differently if I were to rewrite it today but I want to keep it in its original form as I know this one, especially, has gained some popularity (and been copied without reference by some other sites). ...
In an ironic twist, a day after my post on summer running went live I came across a study on what about the heat affects us. Also this week, pre-exercise static stretching and a better way to warm up?
First, what is it about the heat that affects our running? For the longest time, we've been told it's that our core temperature rises to near dangerous levels and our bodies shut down to protect themselves.
Well, [url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24956952]what if that's not the c ...
Summer is here. In the past week or so, I've seen a number of runners comment on the heat and/or humidity hitting them. I've also noticed mostly the humidity (it hasn't been terribly hot here in the past week) hitting me hard. I think it's time to make sure we all remember a few key points about running in the summer.
1) It sucks. It sucks for all of us. There's no way around it. Whether we're in Wisconsin suffer ...
Because I didn't post on Monday last week due to a weekend trip with the family, I have two weeks worth of reading to catch up on. Hopefully, that means what I'm picking will be the best of the best. Twice as good? We can hope.
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I never thought I'd be linking to Deadspin but here you go (warning: some use of "adult" language included).
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