By Carolyn Mather RN, PhD
Over the years I have recommended many things to keep you healthy and running as often as you want. Recently I have come across the term prehabilitation. Prehabilitation is essentially preventive injury risk assessment and training to prevent the problem before it happens.
Posture, joint alignment, flexibility, muscle control, biomechanics, core stability and movement patterns are all considered. Prehabilitation helps you to: achieve normal static and dynamic posture, correct muscle length imbalance, joint alignment and flexibility, normalize core stability (upper, lower and left vs right) and enhance muscle endurance, strength and power, and boost movement pattern efficiency.
By Scott Ludwig
I’ve had a lot of interesting encounters with wildlife during my runs over the years. I’ve been chased by foxes, coyotes, dogs, a raccoon and a couple of baby basset hounds. I’ve run side-by-side with dogs, deer, possums, cows, horses, squirrels, rabbits, armadillos and that one time with a skunk (fortunately I escaped his wrath, if you know what I mean).
Although occasionally lending a bit more excitement to my run than I would have liked, they’ve all turned out well if you don’t count that one time I was bitten on the elbow by a German shepherd.
CARY, N.C. -- The eighth running of the annual Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and its companion Half Marathon will be held on March 19 on the flat, fast American Tobacco Trail, which offers fast qualifying times for the Boston Marathon.
The events, sponsored by Feetures!, a leading athletic sock manufacturer, figures to qualify 12 percent of competitors for Boston, promoters said. The running weekend is presented by Inside-Out Sports. On Jan. 1 prices of both the March 19, 2017 events will increase by $10 to $110 and $100 respectively.
By Lena Hollmann
When Eric Johnson of Raleigh, NC, approached the finish at the City of Oaks Marathon in Raleigh this November there were friends cheering him on, and a custom made cake plus champagne waiting for him at the finish line. And when Kelly Richards of Grapevine, TX, ran the IMT Des Moines Marathon in Iowa in October, more than 30 people had come from five different states to celebrate with her. After she finished, they all went directly to a German Beer House and continued the celebration.
By Tracy Green
Months and miles of training, all leading up to one morning to put it all out there and see what you’ve got. To hope what you think you’ve got is, in reality, what you’ve got.
Dozens of weeks, thousands of steps, without wavering because the the task ahead does not care about excuses. No missed days, no missed workouts, no pity parties. Early mornings, late nights, some days both.
From not counting down to race day at all, to counting weeks, to counting sleeps.
Over 4,000 Winter Hats Donated to Local Charities and Youth Serving Programs
INDIANAPOLIS – (Dec. 23 2016) Beyond Monumental has made a donation of 4,000 winter hats to local charities that assist those in need. The 2016 finish line gift at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K for all runners and walkers was a brightly colored commemorative winter hat. The surplus of these hats will now help keep Indianapolis kids warm in the winter months.
By Micah Ward
One of my favorite quotes comes from the legendary ultrarunner and coach David Horton: “Find the level of intolerance you can tolerate, and stay there.” Now I am the first to admit that I do not stay at that level on every run. I don’t even look for it very often. The vast majority of my runs are slow easy trots down the beach or along a bicycle trail under the shade of enormous Live Oak trees. I do no regular speed workouts although I am occasionally afflicted with a little fartlek. No, I save that level of intolerance for race day.
HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK) is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals. The boys of Brentwood High School in Nashville, Tennessee and the girls of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina won the overall championships with the fastest team times in the two-mile run.
With more than 1,500 teams registered, the 2016 HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals produced the largest and most competitive competition in the event’s history.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA -- On Dec. 17, 5025 participants donned in 5-piece Santa suits broke the World Record for Largest Santa Run during the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion in Virginia Beach. J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia set out on this mission to make history and beat the current record holder in Ireland with 4,961 Santas, by providing a 5-piece Santa suit to all participants.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
In speaking with Molly Huddle a few times over the FootLocker weekend, it became apparent that she is very happy in her life, which gives her remarkable focus in her athletic career.
Okay, I will spill it.
As part of this journey as athletic pilgrim, one becomes appreciative of many of the athletes' skills one opines on, and in fact, well, at least in my case, make emotional ties with the athletes and their performances. This is mostly in a Walter Mitty way, as I do not want athletes to think I am some kind of stalker.