Prevent running injuries with the Year of Injury Free Running! Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be YOURS – are you ready? Every January I like to reflect on the annual highlights and set goals for the next 12 months. And 2013 was our best year ever. How do I know? I’m impressed with every runner that uses SR to improve their running. I actually had to start separate pages to keep track of all the feedback and results my runners experienced. This type of impact means the world to me – I’m incredibly thankful to you for being part of this community, taking initiative in your training, and doing the hard work that helps you become a better runner. Your progress and success are my only goals here and the #1 reason why I absolutely love my “job” (is this really a job?) During 2013, SR grew to a whole new level and helped a lot more runners than ever before. More importantly, members of the SR community are seeing strong results: PR’s, consistency, and fewer running injuries. So to you: congratulations and job well done! I want you to feel like Sarah.
Running Shoe Reviews - Serving All Your Running Needs | Running Shoes.org FREE Exercise Routines - Workout Programs & Online Diet Plan! Laufschuhe im Test auf RunningWilli.com für 2010 & 2011 Cool Running | The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan By Josh ClarkPosted Saturday, 1 January, 2011 Couch to 5K ® | Beginning Running First off, you may be asking, "exactly how many miles is a 5K?" A 5K is 3.1 miles. We're here to help you achieve your goal of beginning to run your first 5K. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. It's easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Start Your 5K Training | A Few Minutes Each Week Each session should take about 20 or 30 minutes, three times a week. Be sure to space out these three days throughout the week to give yourself a chance to rest and recover between efforts. Run for time or run for distance There are two ways to follow this Couch to 5K ® training program, to measure your runs by time or by distance. Before setting out, make sure to precede each training session with a five-minute warmup walk or jog. Cool Running’s Couch to 5K ® Program is available for purchase online through iTunes or the Google Play Store.
It's All in the Hips Watch a video of Kenenisa Bekele winning a 5,000m or 10,000m, and it is quickly apparent that he and the rest of the world-class pack with him are doing something different from what most of us do every day. They float around the track, hardly seeming to touch it. They accelerate smoothly and effortlessly. Their legs seem to spin beneath weightless bodies. We want to run like them, but too often we feel like we're muscling our bodies along, pounding the ground and working for each forward push. What element of their stride creates the difference? For the past several years, we've been told to focus on their feet. And yet, many of those who adopted a forefoot strike and the minimalist shoes that accompanied the movement didn't see an improvement in times and continued to get injured. A wide range of experts--from kinesiologists to physical therapists, orthopedists to coaches--agree that the extreme emphasis the running world has put on foot strike is misplaced. HIP TEST 2: Hip extension
Eat, Live, Run Chart your weight with Skinnyr. | skinnyr.com Laufblog: Lauf, Hannes! Marathon mantra(s) | otrops If all goes as planned, I’ll be running a marathon when this post goes out. This will be the first one. While training, I tried to keep in mind a few things to maintain the best running form possible. I experimented with a few running chants, but eventually boiled it down to seven items of three syllables each. So if you passed me while I was running, I was often the crazy guy mumbling to myself. When I’m running, I often think about things I’m trying to improve on in my life or problems I’m trying to solve, so inevitably these items became intertwined with those thoughts. So without further ado, here are the seven things I mutter to myself while running. 1. This is basically a reminder to “run tall.” 2. I borrowed this from yoga (specifically from Rodney Yee’s Yoga Conditioning for Athletes. 3. I tended to take shallow breaths when running. 4. I spent some time trying to raise my cadence, running to a click track as I gradually increased the number of steps I took each minute. 5. 6. 7.