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How to Treat Injuries Sustained From Running

Many injuries are nothing more than slight pains. A minor twist of the ankle from rough ground, a pulled leg muscle because you have not warmed up and so on. For many of these injuries then medical intervention is probably not needed and in a lot of cases, the problem is so minor the doctors can do nothing for you.

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Lessons From Running, How Running Became Therapy for This Non-Runner

Running for therapy is truly therapy. You've heard it before but it's true. Running has taught me more about life and myself than any other thing I've ever undertaken.
First of all, let me say that I never considered myself a runner. As a matter of fact, I used to qualify myself as a 'hate running' type person.
Here are a few misconceptions I had about running before I started doing it seriously:

  • It has always seemed to me like an elitist sport.
  • People who ran were lean and strong.
  • I've always associated running with people who were fit, strong and overall healthy.
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Supplement Your Running With Biking

So you want to lose weight by running... Well running can't do it all for you. Sticking to running alone will give you stagnant results after a while. You need to switch it up after a while. Something to do on your days off from running is to take up cycling. Cycling is a great day off activity that can still be a great workout and stretch out your legs at the same time. This will make your recovery better for your running workouts.

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Are You Keeping A Running Journal?

A great way to track your running progress is to keep a journal. This will help you to show your development, what you may have done wrong, etc.

A running journal doesn't have to be a complicated thing. It's basically your running diary. Here are some of the things that I like to keep in mind.

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Running and Drinking

When you get out of work, do you head home to go for a run or do you go out for a few drinks with your friends or coworkers?
If you go out for drinks regularly, you may be sabotaging your workout plans. Before you decide to go to the local bar or kick back with a tall one tonight, there are a few things you should bear in mind first.
Research shows that while small amounts of alcohol increase muscular endurance and strength, those benefits are very short-lived. After twenty minutes, the problems of having alcohol in your system begin to surface. All of the negative side effects associated with alcohol can easily outweigh any potential benefits. Alcohol is a poison that can really harm your body if you consume it in large quantities or on a regular basis.

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What Is Interval Running and Why Should You Do It?

Interval running is running at a higher level of intensity. It is also sometimes referred to as track work or speed work. Most experienced runners incorporate interval paces in their running programs to improve their performance. But what does interval running really do? Does it help increase your running speed?

How Fast is Interval Running?

Interval running is running at an intense speed without going all-out. It is still a controlled speed, but at a faster pace. Interval running is still running at a controlled speed because you want to run the same fast speed for several minutes. And you would want to be able to do a few repeats of the interval. So keep that in mind when trying to establish the right speed for you.

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How to Start a 5K Race For a Charitable Cause in Your Community

If you are a runner or even a walker, you have seen various advertisements for different 5K or 10K races in your area on many weekends. What many people do not realize, however, is that the majority of these races are put on to raise money for a particular charity. This will describe what you need to do to start your own 5K race for charity from obtaining sponsors, to working with the town and police, all the way to the goody bags with a t-shirt and silicone wristbands or a silicone bracelet inside it.

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Tips On Finding The Ideal Trophy Shop

If you are looking for the best awards for deserving employees then one of the best places to go is the trophy shop; hence, the ideal trophy shop should be the one that has numerous types of awards to offer for its clients. Consequently, it is ideal to gain some insights on the different types of awards in order to have complete flexibility in your end.

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Old Runners Never Die - They Just Slow Down at a Faster and Faster Rate

After 50 years of running, going slower and slower at a faster and faster rate, certain truths have become evident. We do get slower as we age. We probably need more rest days. We still need to slow down at the longer distances. The competitive juices still flow in the elderly. We get points for showing up.

We get slower at a faster rate. After hours of applying math to the many age adjusted factors for runners which are available online, a simple rule of thumb emerged. The annual slowdown factor at any given age is proportional to the age. Divide your age by 60. That's the percent that you can expect to slow down in the next year. A 40 year old runner can expect to slow down 0.67% in the next year. A 60 year old runner will slow down 1.00 percent.

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Does Your Child Run Funny?

Are you one of the thousands of parents in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and around the United States that is concerned about how your child runs or walks? Have you noticed that their feet and ankles turn in or out? Do you question your pediatrician on whether they have "normal" feet? You are not alone. Most childhood foot deformities and abnormal biomechanics are ignored unless they are severe in nature. If your child was born with a severe clubfoot or an obvious rocker bottom flat foot, your pediatrician would have you running to the podiatrist or orthopedist. Why is it that mild to moderate foot and ankle problems are mostly ignored until the child is complaining of pain? Basically, most pediatricians feel the children will "grow out of it". Sadly, if you take a poll of the millions of Americans with foot problems and realize the magnitude of crippling foot deformities in the United States alone; obviously most people do not "grow out" of their foot problems.

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