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Category: workout/running

An Aging Marathoner Tries to Run Fast After 40 – Nicholas Thompson

Running is the most elemental sport. The equipment is simple: shoes, socks, shorts, shirt. The activity is natural. We once ran after antelopes on the savannah, and we now run around playgrounds as kids. For the most part, we compete against ourselves. And because…

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Fit In My 40s You Could Do a Workout Using Only Your Body & Resistance Bands – The Guardian

The first thing you need for a home workout is a really tidy house. I’m not remotely house proud, but I can’t do even half a sit-up if I can see an empty yoghurt pot under the sofa (and I always can). So while,…

Five Last Minute Tips For First Time Marathoners Tackling The Auckland Marathon – Vera Alves

With thousands of people gearing up to run the iconic Auckland Marathon this Sunday, there’ll be a lot of pasta-eating and nervous scrambling happening in Kiwi homes on Saturday night. You’ve done your training, now it’s time to relax. Trust the hard work you’ve…

The Most Important Part of a Runner’s Body is Their Feet – Laura Hill

Feet tend to get a bad rap. Lots of people say they are the ugliest part of the body and avoid touching them. Others neglect them – letting toenails get ingrown, corns and calluses to develop and tinea to spread. Our feet are capable…

Seven Ways to Improve Your Distance Running – Kate Carter

The golden rule If you are training to run further, always obey the 10% rule. That is: never increase your weekly mileage by more than 10% and never increase your longest run by more than 10%. The vast majority of running injuries are the…

Skipping Is The Best Exercise You Can Do To Become A Better Runner – Laura Hill

Most running training plans include cross-training sessions to increase aerobic fitness and strengthen muscles. Cross-training helps athletes run faster by increasing fitness, power and efficiency, and it’s also credited with reducing injuries and accelerating injury rehabilitation. But if you want to really get your…

Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss, Provided You Do Enough – Gretchen Reynolds

Can working out help us to drop pounds after all? A provocative new study involving overweight men and women suggests that it probably can, undercutting a widespread notion that exercise, by itself, is worthless for weight loss. But the findings also indicate that, to…

A Mental Technique Called “Cognitive Reappraisal” Makes Long Distance Running Feel Easier – Christian Jarrett

When you’re in the middle of a grueling long-distance run and the pain and fatigue is becoming overwhelming, an obvious strategy is to try to force the subjective experience out of your mind, for example by thinking nice thoughts or focusing on the environment…

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