Monthly Archives: March 2013

Which Running Shoes are The Best

The question I get most often is “What brand of running sneakers do you recommend?”  The answer is complex because the band doesn’t really matter.  All that matters is finding a running sneaker that best fits the arch of the foot and bio-mechanics of the ankle. In general terms, 70% of runners have a medium […]

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Phiten

Over the last couple of years, the number of pro athletes wearing Phiten necklaces has increased and is most noticeable in MLB.  Phiten is a Japanese company that developed a process to dissolve titanium in water, and the titanium is absorbed into materials like a dye.  The aqua-titanium becomes part of the fabric and does […]

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Eating for Race Day

As the fall brings cooler temperatures and more weekend road races, runners need to fine tune nutrition habits to enhance performance.  The days of eating a lot of pasta the night before a race and drinking as much water as possible during a race are long gone. The night before a race meal can consist of […]

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Running in the Cold

Under most circumstances, cold weather shouldn’t be a reason not to run outside.  The main concern with winter running is the lack of daylight, the footing, and the snow banks narrowing the roads, and not the cold air. Often runners assume cold air will damage the lungs, but the cold air is warmed by the respiratory passageways […]

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Running the Disney Marathon

Running the Disney Marathon 2010 When I registered for the January 10, 2010 Disney World Marathon, my thought process was that it would be my first marathon since my knee injury (Oct. 2008),  and the flat course would be a good test for my knee. It would give me a chance of qualifying for Boston.  The last time I […]

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Defining the Core

Core Training has become a widely used term in the fitness and strength & conditioning fields, but it seems that many people have substituted the term “core training” for abdominal training.  There seems to be a need to clearly define what the core is to eliminate this confusion. The core is a collection of muscles that […]

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The Minimalist Movement

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  With the growing popularity of Vibram FiveFingers and Born to Run by Christopher McDougall becoming a New York Times best seller, the Minimalist Movement appears to be more than just a fad.  The big name sneaker companies have taken notice, and they have lunched various versions of light weight sneakers that promote the “natural running stride”.  Some runners have gone […]

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Adversity on Race Day

I travelled to Pocatello, Idaho Labor Day weekend to run the 12th Annual Idaho State Journal Marathon, known as “Running the Gap”.  The course runs the gap between the mountains that covered wagons travelled through on the Oregon Trail.  The race has a reputation for being organized and offering runners extra perks like a free gym […]

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5 Tips for Running in the Dark

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Moving the clocks back an hour, means less daylight for running.  Some will move indoors to the treadmill, but many runners will be hitting the roads in the dark.  The 5 tips below will help make these runs a little safer: 1.  Run with a Light – Be as visible as possible by running with a […]

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